PAN in full is Permanent Account Number. The Income Tax Department issued this 10 digit Alphanumeric Permanent Account Number in the form of laminated card. The income tax department made this PAN card mandatory to proof the income return.
Enabling the eligible Entities to verify the Permanent Account Number (PAN), the Income Tax department launched an online Pan Verification service. This facility can be accessed by those Entities who are Government Agencies of both Central and State, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Banks, Depositories, Depository Participants, Mutual Funds, Companies (require to show the IT returns), Credit card companies or institutions, Stock Exchanges, Companies and Government Deductor, any other Entity who have to show the Annual Income Return. The service of online PAN Verification has 3 modes which are Screen based Verification, File Based Verification, Software based Verification.
In the online Registration of Form 26 AS the PAN holder must fill up some required details and have to submit a registration form online through the NSDL website. Online Registration is one time registration activity. First the PAN holder must select the registration option from the online services menu. Then the PAN holder must click on the select option after submitting all the details like PAN, User id, Password, Contact Details. Then an acknowledgment screen will e displayed after successful registration. The acknowledgment receipt must be saved and printed. TIN-FC Authorisation (Verification) to the registration request is must. This Verification is necessary for the purpose of viewing Annual Tax Statement of the PAN holder. In order to get a TIN-FC authorised Registration request, a PAN holder may personally visit the TIN-FC as per his choice or a PAN holder may select the TIN-FC option in order to visit the PAN Holder for personal verification. For this case the TIN-FC must be chosen from the list of TIN-FCs. If the TIN-FC is present in the city provided in contact address then the facility of selecting a TIN-FC to visit can be availed. In this case, the online registration form provides the field for entering the contact details of the PAN holder. The PAN holder will have to register online again if in any case the registration form is not filled up within the 15 calendar days of Registration.