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What is a PAN ?

PAN (Permanent Account Number) is an identification number assigned to all taxpayers in India.PAN is an electronic system through which all tax related information for a person/company is recorded against a single PAN number. This acts as the primary key for storage of information and is shared across the country. Hence no two tax paying entities can have the same PAN.

Eligibility for PAN 

PAN Card is issued to individuals, companies, non-resident Indians or anyone who pays taxes in India.

Types of PAN 

  1. Individual
  2. HUF-Hindu undivided family
  3. Company
  4. Firms/Partnerships
  5. Trusts
  6. Society
  7. Foreigners

How to get a PAN

These steps are for individuals only, and not for other categories under which a PAN card can be issued, such as an association of persons, body of individuals, company, trust, limited liability partnership, firm, government, Hindu undivided family, artificial juridical person, or local authority.

Documents required to apply for Individuals

Indian citizens need three types of documents to apply for a PAN card. These are an identity proof, an age proof, and a proof of date of birth.

  1. Identity proof documents (one of):
    1. Elector’s photo identity card
    2. Ration card having photograph of the applicant
    3. Passport
    4. Driving licence
    5. Arm’s license
    6. Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India
    7. Photo identity card issued by the Central Government or State Government or a Public Sector Undertaking
    8. Pensioner Card having photograph of the applicant
    9. Central Government Health Scheme Card or Ex-servicemen Contributory Heath Scheme photo card
    10. Certificate of identity in original signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted Officer, as the case may be
    11. Bank certificate in original on letter head from the branch (along with name and stamp of the issuing officer) containing duly attested photograph and bank account number of the applicant
  2. Address proof document (one of)
    1. copy of the following documents of not more than three months old
      1. electricity bill
      2. landline telephone or broadband connection bill
      3. water bill
      4. consumer gas connection card or book or piped gas bill
    2. bank account statement
    3. depository account statement
    4. credit card statement
    5. copy of post office pass book having address of the applicant
    6. passport
    7. passport of the spouse
    8. voter ID card
    9. latest property tax assessment order
    10. driving licence
    11. domicile certificate issued by the Government
    12. Aadhaar card issued by the UIDAI
    13. allotment letter of accommodation issued by the Central Government or State Government of not more than three years old
    14. property registration document
    15. certificate of address signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councillor or a Gazetted Officer
    16. employer’s certificate in original
  3. Proof of date of birth (one of):
    1. birth certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorised to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Birth and Deaths or the Indian Consulate as defined in clause (d) of sub section (1) of section 2 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955)
    2. pension payment order
    3. marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriages
    4. matriculation certificate
    5. passport
    6. driving licence
    7. domicile certificate issued by the Government
    8. affidavit sworn before a magistrate stating the date of birth

Documents for Other Category

PAN requires two types of documents. Proof of address (POA) and Proof of Identity (POI). Any two of the following documents should meet the criteria

Individual ApplicantPOI/ POA- Aadhaar, Passport, Voter ID, Driving Licence
Hindu Undivided FamilyAn affidavit of the HUF issued by the head of HUF along with POI/POA details
Company registered in IndiaCertificate of Registration issued by Registrar of Companies
Firms/ Partnership (LLP)Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Firms/ Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnership Deed.
TrustCopy of Trust Deed or a copy of the Certificate of Registration Number issued by a Charity Commissioner.
SocietyCertificate of Registration Number from Registrar of Co-operative Society or Charity Commissioner
ForeignersPassportPIO/ OCI card issued by the Indian GovernmentBank statement of the residential countryCopy of NRE bank statement in India