Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique identification value for the reason keeping track records of Income Tax Data by Income Tax Department. It is given by the Indian Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) and is almost equal to a national identification number like voter ID card, Aadhaar card. It also used as one of the important ID proof. Application of PAN is acknowledged by intermediate agencies like NSDL and UTI on behalf of Income Tax Department. NSDL and UTI accept applications through various Facilitators. NSDL and UTI also accept online application through its online facility.
Apply PAN Card Online
For physical application applicant can submit his application to any PAN Centre of NSDL or TIN-FC across the country and for online application applicant can apply through NSDL website. Before applying PAN application, applicant should go through the Guidelines for PAN Application by Resident Indians given in the application form and Guidelines for PAN Application by Non-Resident Indians
Two Types of PAN Application
Application for allotment of PAN – Any person who applied for the first time for a PAN or who does not have PAN allotted ever before can apply through this form of application.
The following are the new form of PAN application is notified by Income Tax Department w.e.f. April 8, 2012. You can download from the link given below.
Form 49A – This form is for Indian Citizens even for those who are living outside India.
Form 49AA – This form is for Foreign Citizens
Changes or Correction in PAN Data
Application for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data – Any person who is having PAN card but PAN Card if lost can apply through this form for lost pan card or apply for duplicate pan card. If the person wants to make some changes/correction in the PAN data stored with department can also apply through this form. You can download the Changes or Correction in PAN form from the given link Changes or Correction Form
If the application is for new PAN in form 49A is applied then, Income Tax Department will allow a New Permanente Account Number to NSDL for such applicant and then NSDL will print the PAN card and dispatches the same with the allotment letter.
If application if for appeal for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data then the details of application will be forwarded by NSDL to the Income Tax Department for update the database. NSDL will print a new PAN or Corrected PAN Card and dispatch after the confirmation from the Income Tax Department.
NSDL will send the PAN card to the applicant at the communication address mention in the application form. NSDL also send an email for the application, it is worthwhile to provide correct and full information of communication so that PAN card could be attained correctly. The mobile number must be mentioned in the application form for the reason that NSDL will send SMS for the status of the PAN process.