Search Assessing Officer (AO) Details on UTIITSL

Every taxpayer is assigned a Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO) based on their address and their income. This improves the efficiency of carrying out the assessment in a smooth manner. Any communication from the Income Tax Department (ITD) to the taxpayer and from the taxpayer to the AO happens only through jurisdictional AO.

Currently, the AO can re-open the assessment upto 6 years which has now been reduced to 3 years as announced by the Finance Minister in the budget 2021 to reduce the uncertainty for taxpayers
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Currently, the AO can re-open the assessment upto 6 years which has now been reduced to 3 years as announced by the Finance Minister in the budget 2021 to reduce the uncertainty for taxpayers

Steps to Search the Details of the Assessing Officer (AO) on UTIITSL

  1. Visit the UTIITSL Portal

    Click on the For PAN Cards > Search for AO Code Details option from the dashboard of the UTIITSL portal homepage.

  2. Select Non-International Taxation option.

    Click on the option shown as below

  3. Select the first letter of the city

    Whose AO details you are looking for.

  4. Hence, the list of cities will be shown below.

    Select the city of whose AO details you are looking for.

  5. Thus, the details of the Assessing Officer (AO) will be shown in the following manner:

    You can also find the details of the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer (AO) on the TIN-NSDL portal.

FAQs

How do I find out the details of the AO?

You can visit the Income Tax e-Filing Portal and enter your PAN and mobile number and find out the details of the jurisdictional assessing officer.

What are the powers of the AO?

1. Discovery and inspection
2. Enforcing the attendance of any person, including any officer of a banking company and examining him on oath
3. Compiling the production of books of accounts and other documents
Issuing commissions

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. How do I know the AO code and AO type for a PAN card application? Can I choose anyone listed for my state?

  2. What are the steps to download a PAN card PDF?

  3. I recently misplaced my PAN card and I want a new one with the old PAN number. How should I proceed?

  4. Hey @SonalYadav

    To get an e-PAN or a PDF version of PAN card - you can:

    • Apply for a reprint of your PAN card (not a new PAN)

    Steps to apply for Reprint/Duplicate e-PAN via NSDL website

    • Visit NDSL portal → New PAN application page

    • Select option for Application Type → Changes or Correction in existing PAN data/ Reprint of PAN Card & Category as applicable(Eg. Individual, HUF, Firm, LLP, etc)
    • Fill out personal information in corresponding fields, go next
    • Temporary token number will be generated for your application, which you’ll use throughout the process (Note down this temporary token number) & Click Continue with PAN Application Form.

    Note: If during the application process the session times out or you wish to continue later - you can click on Registered user tab and use your token number to resume the application

    • Select mode of submission for application documents, there are three ways -
      • Digitally (through e-KYC & e-Sign, using Aadhar)
      • Scanned images through e-Sign on C-DAC or NSDL
      • Forward application documents Physically

    Among these options, e-KYC through Aadhaar is the easiest, since you don’t need to submit further documents as proof of your identity and your e-KYC is completed using Aadhaar OTP.

    • Under the mode of delivery → select e-PAN option
    • Enter Aadhaar details (Recommended, not mandatory) and complete other personal details like gender, parents name, etc.
    • Next, enter only your mobile number and go next - there’ll be options to change details. If you are applying for a reprint you won’t need to change them as you just need a reprint.
    • Complete the declaration and upload the list of documents.
      • copy of your PAN card as proof of PAN
      • Address proof,
      • identity & Date of Birth (Aadhar by default for e-KYC)
    • You’ll see a summary of the application before the final submission - review the details and confirm the submission.
    • Pay application fees - to mention a mode of payment via which you’ll complete your application (Demand Draft/Online Banking, Cards)
    • Enter the OTP sent on your Aadhaar registered mobile number to verify the details.

    It usually takes 15–20 days to receive the duplicate PAN card.

    Track your PAN application using Check PAN Card Status tool

    You also get an instant e-PAN from the Income Tax Department.

    Following is the sample of an e-PAN:

    Hope this helps!

  5. Hey @HarshitShah

    Go to Know Your PAN and enter your Name, Date of Birth and mobile number to fetch your PAN details from Income Tax database.

    Or, you can get your old PAN Number from:

    • Previously filed ITR (Income Tax Return)
    • Request your bank to provide you with your PAN number, that you linked with your bank account.

    Once you fetch your PAN number, you can apply for a reprint of your PAN on Quicko or on NSDL website - refer Team Quicko’s answer to How can I get a new duplicate copy of my pan card

    Hope that answered your question! In case you need further assistance, feel free to send us a message or mention a comment below.

  6. Hey @riya_gupta

    One can check their PAN card details in two ways; either by Name and Date of Birth or by entering the PAN Number. Mentioned below are the steps that will help you to get your details via both the ways:

    Getting PAN details via PAN Number:

    1.) Go to the official website of Income Tax Department and log in

    2.) Register yourself and enter your PAN number

    3.) A link will be then sent to you on your registered email address for activating the account

    4.) Click on My Account

    5.) Click on Pan Details under Profile Settings

    6.) You will now be able to see all the information related to your PAN on your screen

    Getting PAN details via Name and Date of Birth:

    1.) Go to the official website of Income Tax Department

    2.) Under quick links, go to verify your PAN Details

    3.) Enter your Date of Birth, full name and PAN

    4.) Select the status

    5.) Enter the Captcha Code and submit

    6.) You will now be able to see all the information related to your PAN on your screen

    Hope this helps!

  7. Hey @AARTI_THAKKAR

    You don’t need your Aadhaar card to find your PAN number - go to Know Your PAN and enter your Name, Date of Birth and mobile number to fetch your PAN details from Income Tax database.

    Or, you can get your old PAN Number from:

    • Previously filed ITR (Income Tax Return)
    • Request your bank to provide you with your PAN number, that you linked with your bank account.

    Once you fetch your PAN number, you can apply for a reprint of your PAN on NSDL website

    Hope that answered your question!
    In case you need further assistance, feel free to send us a message or mention a comment below.

    Footnotes

    [1] Duplicate PAN Application for Residents - Plans by Quicko

  8. Hi @Pearl

    The Income Tax Department of India does not provide any procedure to delink your Aadhaar with PAN Card. However, you can submit a grievance on the Income Tax E-filing Website for delinking of PAN and Aadhaar in the following cases with the prescribed documents:

    • PAN Card is inadvertently issued to more than one applicant and the Aadhaar Card of one applicant is linked with the PAN Card of the other.

    • An assessee has more than one PAN and Aadhaar Card is linked with the deactivated PAN Card

    • If the Aadhaar Number of one applicant is linked with the PAN Card of another person due to various reasons.

    Hope this helps

  9. Hey @jonu_dsa,
    PAN and Aadhaar linking might fail incase the details such as name and DOB are not matching. In such a case, you’ll have to get your PAN/Aadhaar updated with the correct details and link them.

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