How to apply for new PAN card?

Apply for new PAN card :

With effect from April 08, 2012, PAN applications are required to be furnished in the new forms prescribed by ITD. Indian citizens will have to submit their ‘Application for allotment of new PAN’ in revised Form 49A only. Foreign citizens will have to submit their ‘Application for allotment of new PAN’ in newly notified Form 49AA only.

For New PAN applications, in case of Individual and HUF applicants if Address for Communication is selected as Office, then Proof of Office Address along with Proof of residential address is to be submitted to NSDL e-Gov w.e.f. applications made on and after 1st November 2009.



As per RBI guidelines, the entities making e-commerce transactions are required to provide PIN (Personal Identification Number) while executing an online transaction. Accordingly, before making payment for online PAN/TAN applications using credit/debit card, please ensure that the PIN is obtained from your respective Banks.
Application for allotment of New PAN (Form 49A) – applicable for Citizens of India.
This form should be used when the applicant has never applied for a PAN or does not have PAN allotted to him. An applicant can visit Income Tax Department (ITD) website to find whether a PAN has been allotted to him or not.

GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Only Indian citizens should use this form for submitting application for allotment of PAN. Indian citizens located outside India should also use this form.
  • Applicant will initially register by selecting Form 49A along with category and title of the applicant and enter the required details and submit. A token number will be generated and displayed to the applicant before filling the form. This token number would also be sent on e-mail ID (provided in the application form) for reference purpose. There is a facility to save the details entered in the application form such that this data can be viewed and edited by the applicant prior to its final submission by using this temporary token number.
  • Applicant can select any one of the four options given below while filling online PAN application

     Following are the four options of filling online PAN application.

  1. Submission of physical form and documents after online data entry: Applicant has to print the successfully generated application form, affix recent color photographs, duly sign in the space provided & forward along with prescribed supporting documents to NSDL e-Gov address.
  2. Aadhaar based e-KYC:In Aadhaar based e-KYC option, Aadhaar details would be considered as PAN application details (Name, Date of birth, Gender, Residential Address, E-mail ID, Mobile Number & Photograph) and Aadhaar as supporting document and would be forwarded to Income Tax Department for allotment of PAN. All these fields are non-editable. The photograph used in Aadhaar card would be used in PAN card and there is no need to upload supporting documents, Photo and Signature. PAN card will be dispatched at address mentioned in Aadhaar. No need to send PAN application form and supporting document to NSDL e-Gov.
  3. Scanned based - Aadhaar based e-Sign: In Aadhaar based e-Sign option, an applicant needs to upload scanned images (as per defined parameters) of photo, signature and supporting documents while making application. Aadhaar would be considered as supporting document. No need to send PAN application form and supporting document to NSDL e-Gov. However, original documents as per Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 (viz. Certificate of identity in Original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer, Bank certificate in Original on letter head from the branch, Employer certificate in original) will be required to be forwarded in physical form to NSDL e-Gov address.
  4. Scanned based - Digital Signature Certificate (DSC): In DSC option, an applicant needs to upload scanned images (as per defined parameters) of photo, signature and supporting documents while making application. No need to send PAN application form and supporting document to NSDL e-Gov. However, original documents as per Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 (viz. Certificate of identity in Original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted officer, Bank certificate in Original on letter head from the branch, Employer certificate in original) will be required to be forwarded in physical form to NSDL e-Gov address.
  • If the data submitted fails in any format level validation, a response indicating the error(s) will be displayed on the screen. The applicant shall rectify the error(s) and re-submit the form.
  • If there are no format level error(s), a confirmation screen with data filled by the applicant will be displayed.
  • The applicant may either edit or confirm the same.

Here are the steps which need to be followed to apply for the PAN card online:


Step-1 
In order to apply for a PAN card online, you will have to visit the website of NSDL (https://www.tin-nsdl.com/) where you can fill in the information which needs to be submitted.

Step-2 
Click on the option 'Apply Online' 
In the drop-down, you can select one from the three options which are:
New PAN – Indian Citizen (Form 49A).
New PAN – Foreign Citizen (Form 49AA).
Changes or Correction on Existing PAN/Re-print of PAN card.

Step-3 
Once done, you will need to select the 'Category'. The category list includes options such as individual, company, an associate of individuals, Hindu Undivided Family, Trust, Limited Liability Partnership, local authority, etc.

Step-4 
After choosing any one of the options, you will need to fill in your details.

Step-5 
After providing the required information, you will have to re-type a captcha code and then click on 'Submit'.

Step-6 
After submitting, the website provides you with a 15-digit acknowledgement number and the page must be printed.

Process to Apply for a PAN card offline

Here are the steps to follow in order to apply for a PAN card through offline methods:

Step-1 
You will need to download the Form 49A from the official website of Income Tax Department of India or you can visit any of the Income Tax PAN service centre which is managed by UTIISL.

Step-2 
Fill up the form with all the sections in the 8 pages.

Step-3 
Once done, you will have to send a demand draft of required fee including tax along with the application form.
If the PAN application needs to be sent outside India, an additional amount as applicable must be paid.

Step-4 
The form must be sent along with a copy of your ID proof and address proof to - INCOME TAX PAN SERVICES UNIT whose address can be found on (https://www.tin-nsdl.com/). 

For more information kindly visit above mentioned website.

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