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07 Dec 2018

Know how to apply for a PAN card online

Know how to apply for PAN card

Whether you're thinking of getting a debit/credit or buying a property or opening a savings bank account, there is one document that you will need for each of these activities. And that document is the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.

A PAN card is issued by the Income Tax Department.

Here's how you can apply for a PAN card online, all by yourself.

In context

Know how to apply for PAN card

First off, what is the Permanent Account Number?

A Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identity which is allotted to each taxpayer by the Income Tax Department of India. It helps the I-T department in preventing evasion of tax as it links all financial transactions of an individual/entity.

Step 1: Submit PAN card application Form on NSDL website

Application Form

Step 1: Submit PAN card application Form on NSDL website

Visit the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) website and select your 'Application Type'. While Form 49A is for Indian citizens, Form 49AA is meant for non-resident individuals (NRIs) and foreign nationals.

Select your category as 'Individual' and provide all the information asked in the form, including DOB, email id, etc.

Enter the shown captcha code and click on the 'Submit' button.

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e-KYC and e-sign

Step 2: Submit PAN application documents through e-KYC and e-sign

After clicking on the 'Submit' button, you will be redirected to a new page, showing you three options to submit your documents.

Option 1- Submit digitally through e-KYC and e-sign

Option 2- Submit scanned images through e-Sign or

Option 3- Forward application documents physically

Choose paperless facility (Option 1) and enter your Aadhaar details.

Then, enter the details of your parents and click 'Next'.

Step 3: Provide your income and contact details

Additional Information

Step 3: Provide your income and contact details

After clicking on 'Next', you will be redirected to a new screen asking for your additional personal information.

On this page, provide details regarding your source of income, residential address along with your contact information (telephone number and email id).

Click on 'Next' to proceed with your PAN application.

Assessing Officer

Step 4: Provide details regarding your Assessing Officer (AO)

After clicking on 'Next', you'll get redirected to a page asking the Assessing Officer (AO) code.

For this, select one of the four choices given at the top - Indian Citizens, NRI and Foreign Citizens, Defense Employees, or Government Category.

Now, select your state and area of residence. Choose your AO code from the drop-down list and it will auto-fill the form.

Click 'Next'.

Step 5: Upload supporting documents and proceed to pay

Details

Step 5: Upload supporting documents and proceed to pay

Now, select and upload the documents you want to use as proof of age and residence.

Then, upload your photograph and signature and click on the 'Submit' button.

Now you will be redirected to the payment page. You may choose to pay the PAN application fee using your debit/credit cards, demand draft, or net banking. The application fee for Indian citizens is Rs. 115.90.

Authentication

Step 6: Authenticate PAN application and get your PAN card

After making the payment, you will be required to authenticate the PAN application process via an OTP sent to the mobile/e-mail linked to your Aadhaar.

After this, NSDL will send you an acknowledgment email which will contains a 15-digit unique acknowledgment number.

You will then receive your PAN card in around 15-20 days through post/courier. You may track your application status using this link: https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pantan/StatusTrack.html

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Most asked questions

Whether Aadhaar card is mandatory now because supreme court has given the verdict that pan is not mandatory

How to get back the lost PAN card if I have the PAN number?

How to get a duplicate / new PAN card?

My residential address is in the name of my husband. Will it work for me?

How to upload mobile documents while applying for PAN?

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Whether Aadhaar card is mandatory now because supreme court has given the verdict that pan is not mandatory

Asked on 08-12-2018 by D GIRIJA JAMBUNATHAN

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Aadhaar card is still mandatory to apply for PAN card. It continues to be mandatory under section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. Tax evaders used to create multiple PAN cards in order to avoid taxes. The government had on various occasions extended the deadline of linking PAN with Aadhaar

How to get back the lost PAN card if I have the PAN number?

Asked on 08-12-2018 by Kiran Govindaraju

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply again for your PAN card if you still remember the number. Visit the official website of NSDL. Under the 'Application type', select "Reprint of PAN card" and then select "individual" under the 'category'. Fill out the details, upload your documents, make the payment, and submit the form and you're good to go.

How to get a duplicate / new PAN card?

Asked on 08-12-2018 by Raj J Rana

Answered by NewsBytes

You can apply again for your PAN card if you still remember the number. Visit the official website of NSDL. Under the 'Application type', select "Reprint of PAN card" and then select "individual" under the 'category'. Fill out the details, upload your documents, make the payment, and submit the form and you're good to go.

My residential address is in the name of my husband. Will it work for me?

Asked on 08-12-2018 by Laxminarayan Dash

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, the address proof in the husband's name will also work for the wife. The proof can be used along with the marriage certificate or other certificates supporting the marriage.

How to upload mobile documents while applying for PAN?

Asked on 07-12-2018 by Brijesh Kumar Yadav

Answered by NewsBytes

You can upload documents if they are scanned and of the mentioned dimensions. If you have the scanned images in your mobile phone, then transfer the images to the device you are using to fill the PAN application and upload it.

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