February 17, 2009

How to Apply for PAN Card Online?

Quoting your Income Tax PAN (Permanent Account Number) is mandatory while filing of returns and many other financial transactions. You may apply for PAN manually by visiting any of the NSDL or UTISL offices near you or you may also apply online sitting at your home.
Here is the basic procedure applying for PAN online:
1. You can apply either through NSDL or UTISL (here we are discussing the procedure for applying through NSDL)
2. Go to:
https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html and select the tab New PAN. A new page will open up.
3. Select Online Application for New PAN (49A)
4. At the bottom of the new page select your category.
5. Fill the details in the application and click submit. Regarding the AO, there’s some help available at the top right side of the application. Otherwise, you can ask for you’re A.O. code from the income tax office in your city.
6. Take a print of the submitted application. Sign at the required places (in black ink) and paste your recent colour photograph.
Payment Procedure and Options
7. You can make the payment of PAN application fee of Rs. 67/- (Rs. 717/- in case your communication Address is outside India) through demand draft, cheque or credit card. Payment through credit card will result in early processing of application. However, if your communication Address is outside India then you can pay only through demand draft. Demand draft and cheque should be drawn in favour of 'NSDL - PAN'
8. Demand draft shall be payable at Mumbai and the acknowledgment number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft.
9. While making payment by cheque, you can deposit a local cheque (drawn on any bank) with any HDFC Bank branch across the country (except Dahej). Mention NSDLPAN on the deposit slip. Click here for the list of
HDFC Bank Branches.
10. While paying through credit card, you can only use your card for yourself or immediate family members or your own company or firm.
11. On successful credit card payment acknowledgment will be displayed. Save and print the acknowledgment and send to NSDL as mentioned below:
The acknowledgment duly signed, affixed with photograph (in case of 'Individuals') along with Demand Draft, if any, and proof of identity (name in the application should be same as in the proof of identity) & proof of address (Individuals, HUFs, Body of Individuals, Association of Persons & Artificial Juridical Person should provide proof of address of residence stated in the application) as specified in the application form is to be sent to

NSDL at 'Income Tax PAN Services Unit, National Securities Depository Limited, 3rd floor, Sapphire Chambers, Near Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner, Pune - 411045'.
Superscribe the envelope with 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - Acknowledgment Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION FOR PAN - 881010100000097').
13. Your acknowledgment, Demand Draft, if any, and proofs, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.

For any queries

Call TIN Call Centre at 020 - 27218080; Fax: 020 - 27218081 -


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