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About PAN Card

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated tamper proof card, by the Income Tax Department of India.

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is unique to an individual or entity and it is valid across India. Permanent Account Number once allotted to an individual or entity is unaffected by a change of name, address within or across states in India or other factors.

It is issued by the Indian Income Tax Department under the supervision of the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) and it also serves as an important proof of identification. Like Aadhaar and Driving License, it is also issued to foreign nationals on valid visa as it is not a proof of nationality.


Physical Appearance of PAN Card

PAN card size is of standard plastic bank-card. It bears face-photo of the holder, date of birth, date of issue and a hologram sticker as security feature. The card does not bear address of the holder. However, the accompanying PAN letter bears the address of the holder. The PAN number and the letter together may be accepted as address proof by the service provider.

Minors PAN cards issued thru UTI-ITSL do not bear photo nor the date of issue.

Older PAN cards issued before the year 2001 were black & white print on laminated plain paper with almost unrecognizable photograph. Those cards are still valid. People can apply for new plastic card Reprint (same PAN number) on payment of fees.


Benefits & Use of PAN Card

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is mandatory for all financial transactions such as:

  • Bank Account opening
  • Bank deposits above Rs. 50,000
  • Applying for loans / credit cards
  • Receiving taxable salary or professional fees
  • Sale or Purchase of assets above specified limits
  • Filing Income Tax Returns
  • Tax Deduction at Source
  • New telephone connection
  • Purchase of new mobile SIM card
  • Purchase of foreign currency
  • Purchase of vehicles


Obtaining PAN Card

Obtaining PAN is optional and voluntary like Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar, etc. However, its use is mandatory at required places, for example for high-value financial transactions, filing tax returns, etc.

You can apply for PAN by submitting the prescribed PAN application along with the supporting documents & fees to us. We will get you the PAN card from the IT Department with ease & hassle-free.