Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department. It is also essential that the PAN should be quoted in documents regarding money transactions mentioned by Central Board of Direct Taxes.
The Income Tax department has authorized UTI Investor Services Ltd (UTIISL) to set up and manage IT PAN Service Centres in all places where an Income Tax office is there.
Form 49A should only be used for making a PAN application. We can download a PAN application from the official website of Income Tax department or UTIISL or NSDL. It is also available at IT PAN Service centres and TIN Facilitation centres. The PAN is allotted with priority and sent through email, when the application is submitted through internet and credit card payment is made.
Individual applicants should affix one recent, coloured photo on Form 49A, any one proof of 'Identity' and 'Address' and Designation and code of the concerned Assessing Officer of Income Tax department should be mentioned in Form 49A. In case the applicant is a minor, any of the above documents of the parents or guardian of such minor should be submitted as a proof of Identity.
An Assessing Officer Code can be obtained from the Income Tax Office where the return of income is submitted.
If in case the applicant cannot sign in the PAN form, an impression of the Left Hand Thumb of the applicant should be affixed at the place where signatures are to be put and it should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.
UTIISL and NSDL are given the authority to collect Rs.85 + Service Tax as applicable, per PAN application and this includes cost of a tamper proof PAN card. It takes about 15 days to get a new PAN allotted. The PAN is allotted with priority and sent through email, when the application is submitted through internet and credit card payment is made.
For other queries contact:
Vice President, IT PAN Processing Centre, UTI Investor Services Ltd Plot No. 3, Sector - 11 CBD_ Belapur Navi Mumbai-400 614 e-mail.- firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No. 022-27561690 Fax No. 022-27561706
PAN Card Not Arrived yet
It often takes 2-4 weeks for the Pan card to get dispatched and it can further 2-4 weeks for it to deliver to the applicants house depending on the location so the Pan card delivery often gets delayed and since it is been sent by normal post, the Pan card often get lost too. It is often advisable to inform the postman about you expecting your Pan Card.