A Permanent Account Number (PAN Card) is one of the most important documents in India. As an Indian citizen, you need to file the Income Tax Return to pay above Rs. 50,000. Moreover, PAN Card is also required for opening the bank account. PAN Card is an important and valid proof to prove the citizenship of the nation.
Also known as Permanent Account Number, PAN Card is a nationalized identity card for the Indian citizen. Without PAN card it is impossible to carry out any kind of financial transaction. The Income Tax Department of our country allocates a 10-digit alphanumeric account number. This 10 digit number is used extensively for paying and computing Income Tax for an employee, company or a businessman. PAN Card is sort of a lifetime citizenship validity. In this blog, we will discuss how to apply for PAN Card:
How to apply for PAN Card?
PAN card can be applied online. Forget not to check any changes or corrections in PAN details and change them immediately. Here is simply you can apply for PAN Card online. You can visit websites like NSDL website or UTIITSL website. These websites are authorized by the Government of India for the issue of PAN Card. The online procedure is easy and simple to obtain a PAN Card. The applicant has to fill out required details and submit online application form along with payment and processing fees. Moreover, the applicants need to post documents for verification.
1. Steps to Apply for PAN Online:
2. Submit the PAN Card application Form 49A which available on the NSDL website
3. Fill out all the required details in the form. Also, forget not to read all the details and instructions given in the form before filling it out.
4. Mode of Payment:
The application charges for PAN Card are Rs.93 which excludes GST for Indian communication address. Whereas applications fees for PAN Card for Foreign communication address are Rs. 864 which excludes GST. Payment of the application fees can be definitely done with the help of credit card, debit card, demand draft or via net-banking. Acknowledgement will be given to the applicant. You need to save this acknowledgement number for future reference.
5. Documents to be sent to NSDL:
Once the application as well as the payment is made, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through post or through courier to NSDL. PAN application is processed only after receiving the required documents. Documents to be submitted are proof of address, proof of identity and proof of birth. In order to know the complete details on documents, click COMPLETE LIST OF DOCUMENTS option.
How to make Changes or Corrections in PAN Card:
An applicant can also apply for the changes in PAN Card. He or she can apply to change the name, date of birth, address, phone number details or anything. An applicant has to apply online and the prodcedure is almost the same as it is for the application of the new PAN Card. Moreover, applicant has to submit the documents required to make the changes in the PAN Card.
Here are the steps to follow for the application of PAN Card:
Step 1: Fill the online application form in order to make changes or corrections in the PAN Card on the official NDSL website.
Step 2: Again, the charges for making changes for Indian communication address is Rs93 whereas for the foreign communication address, it is Rs. 864 which excludes the GST. Payment can be made through debit card, credit card, demand draft and net banking. Once the payment is done, the acknowledgement is given to the applicant.
Step 3: Documents required to be sent to NSDL:
Once the application is accepted along with the payment, the applicant is required to submit the documents through post or courier. After submitting the documents, the changes will be processed by the NSDL. Applicants who can use this facility are:
- Married Women: Change of marriage name and surname. In such case, a married woman needs to submit marriage certificate, invitation card for marriage, a certificate from the gazetted officer with his permission to change name officially, passport copy showing husband’s name.
- Other than married woman: Gazette officer permission stating to change the name official.
- Companies: ROC aka Registrar of Companies certificate is mandatory for changing the company name.
- Parnership Firms:Copies of Partnership Deed
- For others: Agreement or Deed copies.