The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by an Assessing Officer of the Income Tax Department.
It is mandatory to quote PAN on return of income, all correspondence with any income tax authority and challans for any payments due to Income Tax Department.
It is also compulsory to quote PAN in all documents pertaining to economic or financial transactions notified from time-to-time by the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Getting the new PAN card
Application for PAN should be made in prescribed form (Form 49A) and submitted in any of the I-T PAN Service Centres set up and managed by UTIISL across the country.
Track your PAN card status online
A Web-enabled tracking system to enable tax payers and applicants to find out the status of their PAN cards will also be set up within two months, where applicants can find out their status by entering their details.
Click here to Track your PAN CARD.
Fees For Processing PAN Application
The fee for processing PAN application is Rs.94.00 (Rs.85.00 + 10.3% service tax).If communication Address is within India.
If communication Address is outside India Theb fee for processing PAN application is Rs.944.00[ (Application fee Rs.85.00 + Dispatch Charges Rs. 771.00) + 10.3% service tax].
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