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Thursday, 8 October 2015

How to Apply For A PAN CARD Online - A Complete Procedure Of Application Of PAN CARD Online

Permanent Account Number (PAN) card is a ten digit alphanumeric number. This is issued in a laminated form by the Income Tax (IT) department. The PAN card is used for various purposes. For example, for filing the IT returns, purchase or sale of motor vehicles, and purchase or sale of immovable properties which is beyond a certain amount.

Applying PAN Card Online

It is quite easy to apply for a brand new PAN card online by filling the Form 49A online through the website of the IT department. The website is  and within few seconds you can download it.

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Procedures Involved in Applying PAN Card

The following are the major procedures involved in applying the PAN card online. It even states the processing fee and the documents required while submitting –

• The first step is where the applicant has to fill the Form 49A online and submit it.

• Once the form is filled, then a confirmation screen will appear with all the given details which are filled by the applicant

• Once the confirmation is done, then an acknowledgement would be displayed. Here the acknowledgement would have the unique fifteen digit acknowledgement number.

• The applicant has to save and print this given acknowledgement.

• It is important for the applicant to fix or paste two recent colour photos along with a white background. The size of the photo is 3.5 x 2.5 cm and it should fit in the space of the acknowledgement.

• The total processing fee for the PAN card application may cost about Rs 106.00

• Now the given acknowledgement has to be duly signed and the phot has to be affixed along with the DD (Demand Draft). Also the applicant has to submit a copy of the ID proof and even the address proof.

Even the copy of the date of birth needs to be specified in the application form. This form is then sent to the NSDL of the Income Tax PAN Service Unit. It is important that the acknowledgement and the DD along with the proof of ID and address has to reach the NSDL within the 15 days of the online application.

Things To Be Take Care While Applying

The following are the formalities which need to be checked and followed while applying the PAN card

Correct PIN

It is important that the address which you have mentioned in the PAN card application has to carry the correct PIN code number of the place where you are staying. If it is incorrect, then the application would be rejected.

Avoid Initials

It is necessary that you mention the entire (full name) of yours. This means that you have to give your surname along with the middle name. If you use initials, then there are chances of your application getting rejected.

Maiden Name

It is important that women should give their father’s name in the application form irrespective of their martial status.

Lastly, once you get the PAN card, make sure to check it and see whether the name as well as the date of birth is correct or not. 


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