Sunday, February 3, 2019

how to apply for a pan card ?

how to apply for a pan card?


 how to apply for a pan card: In this process, you will learn the process of applying for a PAN Card, Documents for proof of identity, Tracking the status of the application.

  • The Pan card application form is called Form 49A.
  • This form can be downloaded from the link given below
  • Once you have downloaded the form, take a print-out of the same.
  • Next step is to fill the form.
  • The form is to be filled legibly in BLOCK LETTERS in English only.
  • It is preferable to use a pen with black ink to fill the form.
  • In each box, fill only one character i.e (alphabet /number / punctuation sign).
  • A blank box must be left after each word.
  • 'Individual' applicants need two recent colour photographs with a white background.
  • These photos have to paste on the form in the spaces provided.
  • The size of the photo should be 3.5cm x 2.5cm
  • The photos should not be stapled or clipped to the form.
  • The photo on the left should have a signature/thumb impression across it.
  • For the right side photo, the signature/thumb impression should be below it.
  • Thumb impressions should be attested by a Notary Public or an authorized officer with official seal and stamp.
  • Now, start filling the form.
  • First of all, fill the Assessing officer details.
  • Assessing officer details can be found on these web pages -
  • In the item 1 section, you have to fill in your personal details.
  • Here, select your title, like Shri, Smt etc.
  • Write your surname, first name and middle name, in full-form.
  • These are to be filled without any initials.
  • Your name should not be prefixed with any title like M/s, Dr., Kumari, etc
  • For Non-Individuals, what if the name is longer than the space provided?
  • In that case, it can be continued in the space provided for First and Middle Name.
  • In case of a Company, the name shouldn't contain any abbreviations.
  • E.g. 'Private Limited' should be written in full.
  • Variations like Pvt Ltd, Private Ltd, P, P. Ltd etc are not allowed.
  • In case of sole proprietorship, the PAN should be applied for in the proprietor's own name.
  • This will be printed on the PAN card.
  • Note that the last name must be written in its full form.
  • The next section asks for other names that one is or was known by.
  • It must be filled if the applicant selects "yes", following the instructions applicable for item 1.
  • Item 4, the Gender field, should be filled only by Individual applicants.
  • The item 5 section asks for date of birth.
  • The dates expected from different categories of applicants are specified in the form.
  • E.g. A Company should provide its Date-of-Incorporation.
  • Next, Individual applicants should fill in their father's name.
  • Instructions in item 1 with respect to name, apply here.
  • Note that married women should also give their father's and not their husband's name.
  • Item 7 asks for your address.
  • The residential address should be filled only by Individuals, HUF, AOP, BOI or AJP.
  • Individuals should give Office Address here if they have a source of income e.g business or profession.
  • In case of a Firm, LLP, Company, Local Authority or a Trust, complete office address is mandatory.
  • The address given by all the applicants should include these details -
  • Town/City/District,
  • State/Union Territory, and
  • PINCODE
  • Foreign addresses must contain Country Name along with its ZIP Code.
  • For item 8, i.e. Address for Communication-
  • Individuals/HUFs/AOP/BOI/AJP may tick on either 'Residence' or 'Office' address.
  • Other applicants should write their 'Office' address
  • All communication will be sent to the address written here.
  • Telephone Number and Email ID details are to be filled in item 9.
  • Telephone details should include Country code i.e ISD code and Area/STD code
  • E.g. Details of a Delhi telephone 23557505 number should be filled as
  • 9 1 the Country code
  • * 1 1 the STD Code
  • The numbers and e-mail id are necessary to
  • contact applicants in case of any discrepancy in the application
  • send the PAN card via e-mail
  • SMS the status updates
  • In item 10, select the category status that is applicable.
  • In the case of a Limited Liability Partnership, the PAN will be given a Firm status.
  • Item 11 asks for the registration of companies, issued by the Registrar of Companies.
  • Other applicants may mention registration number issued by the State or Central Government Authority.
  • Item 12 -
  • Citizens of India must enter their AADHAAR number if allotted.
  • It should be supported by a copy of the AADHAAR card.
  • In item 13, applicants must indicate their source of income using a business/profession code
  • These codes are available on page 3 of the form.
  • E.g. Medical Profession and Business's code is 01
  • Engineering is 02
  • Item 14 asks for personal details of representative assessees.
  • Only those specified in Section 160 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 can act as representative assessees.
  • Some of them are-
  • an agent of the non-resident,
  • guardian or manager of a minor, lunatic or idiot, Court of Wards etc.
  • Representative assessees are mandatory for applicants who are minors, mentally retarded, deceased, idiot or a lunatic.
  • Personal details of the Representative Assessee have to be filled here.
  • Item 15, is about documents to be submitted for Pan Card application.
  • Attaching proof of identity and proof of address with a PAN application is mandatory.
  • These documents should be in the name of the applicant.
  • Representative assessees must also attach these documents
  • List of documents that serve as proof of identity and address are given on page 4 of the Pan application form.
  • Applicants must furnish any one document from the options listed in the form.
  • E.g.-Proof of identity for Individual applicants and HUF are-School leaving certificate, Ration Card, Driver's license etc.
  • Documents for proof of address are -Electricity bill, Telephone Bill, Passport etc.
  • Now we will discuss some general information regarding the application-
  • The fee for processing PAN application check online.
  • Payment can be made by-Demand Draft, Cheque
  • For foreign addresses, payment can be made only by way of Demand Draft payable at Mumbai.
  • The box at the end of the form, asks for the applicant's signature or thumb-print.
  • Representative Assessee's signature thumbprint should be given for minors, the deceased, lunatics and the mentally retarded.
  • Applications without signature or thumb-print will be rejected.
  • Applicants will receive an acknowledgement on acceptance of this form.
  • This will contain the Unique Identification number.
  • This number can be used for tracking the status of the application.
  • You can track its status using the Income-tax Department website or these websites
  • On this website, the "Status Track " search will perform this task.
  • This search will need either your acknowledgement number, or details like name and date of birth
  • One can also get PAN status details via SMS.
  • SMS- NSDLPAN 15-digit Acknowledgement No. and send to 57575
  • The postal addresses are as shown.
In this post, you will learn how to apply for a pan card.

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