UTIITSL: Change/Correction in PAN

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is one of the most important documents which is an identity proof. Therefore it is imperative that the information provided on the PAN card is correct or accurate. However, there are cases where the information printed on the PAN card is false or incorrect. In such cases, the applicants can apply for a change/correction in their PAN card through the UTIITSL portal.

There are many cases where individuals have more than one PAN. For instance, if an individual loses his/her PAN card and wants to reissue, but there are discrepancies in the address. In such cases to avoid the hassle involved in applying for re-issuance with an address change, sometimes a person may apply for a new one and end up having two PAN cards and thus has to surrender the duplicate PAN.

Steps to Apply for Change/Correction in PAN

  1. Visit the UTIITSL portal.

    Open the UTIITSL portal first to start the process

  2. Select For PAN Cards > Apply PAN Card.

    Click on the For PAN Cards > Apply PAN Card option from the dashboard.

  3. Select “Change/Correction in PAN Card“.

    Click on the “Change/Correction in PAN Card” option to select it.

  4. Select “Apply for Change/Correction in PAN Card Details

    Click on the “Apply for Change/Correction in PAN Card Details” option. You can also download the Change/Correction Request form by clicking on the 3rd option.

  5. Select the form of forwarding the documents

    Hence, we move to the application page. Select the form of forwarding the documents by clicking on the respective check-box and enter your PAN number.

  6. Select the mode of PAN card & Submit

    Additionally, select the mode of PAN card you would like to receive. (e-PAN and/or Physical PAN Card). Thus, click on the “Submit” option.

  7. Enter the details under the “Personal Details” section and click on the “Next” option

    Therefore, a reference number will be given to you which shall be used for future reference until the application number is generated. Hence enter the details under the “Personal Details” section and click on the “Next” option at the bottom of the page.

  8. Fill in the required details in the “Contact Details” section and click on the “Next“.

    Hence, we move to the “Contact Details” section. Fill in the required details and click on the “Next” option.

  9. Fill in the required details in the “Other Details” section and click on the “Next“.

    Hence, we move to the “Other Details” page. Enter the details and click on the “Next Step” option.

  10. Upload all of your supporting documents & click on the “Submit” option

    Finally, we move to the “Upload” page. Here, you are supposed to upload all of your supporting documents. Once this process is done, click on the “Submit” option to continue.

  11. Make Payment

    After completing the above process, you will be directed to the payment gateway. Upon successful completion of the payment, the process of change or correction in the PAN card will be initiated.

FAQs

What are the documents required for change/correction in PAN for individuals or HUFs?

Any Indian person or HUF applying to make changes in the current details in their Pan Card has to submit:
– A valid government approved ID proof copy (either Aadhaar Card or Driving License or Passport, etc.)
– Valid address proof copy (DL, utility bill, domicile certificate, etc.)
– A valid proof of date of birth (Voter ID card, DL, passport, etc.)
– The individual applicants should also provide two passport size photographs with their application.

When should I submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or changes/correction in PAN data”?

You can submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data” in the following cases:
– When you already have PAN but want a new PAN card,
– When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details

Apply for Change/Correction in PAN on TIN-NSDL Portal

The taxpayers can apply for a change or correction in their PAN if the details reflected on it or incorrect or wrong. The application for Change/Correction in PAN can be made online through TIN-NSDL by filing Form 49A. Moreover, both citizens, as well as non-citizens of India, can apply for Change/Correction in PAN through TIN-NSDL.

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The applicant will receive a token number after a successful application. The following 3 options are present to submit supporting documents:

  1. Submit digitally through e-KYC and e-Sign
  2. Submit scanned images through e-Sign
  3. Forward application documents physically

Steps to Apply for Change/Correction in PAN

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.

    Click on the Services > PAN option from the dashboard.

  2. Scroll down the page till you reach the “Change/Correction in PAN Data” section.

    click on the “Apply” option.

  3. we move to the online application form. We land on the personal details section. Furthermore, you will be given an option to opt for a physical card.

    Verify the details and click on the “Next” option or click on the “Contact & Other Details” section to proceed.

  4. Verify the details and make required corrections or changes in this section.

    And then we move to the “Document Details” section.

  5. Select the supporting documents from the drop-down lists.

    Fill in the declaration form and click on the “Submit” option.

  6. If you have chosen the e-KYC/e-Sign option under the personal details section, then you will have to upload the supporting documents in the next step.

    You will have to upload your digital picture and signature to complete the application process.

  7. Once the application process is complete, you will receive an acknowledgment form.

    No need to send any supporting documents if you have done the e-KYC/ e-Sign process. However, for physical submission mode, individual applicants are required to affix two photographs in the space provided in the acknowledgment and cross-sign it in such a manner that a portion of the signature is on the photo as well as an acknowledgment receipt.

Additionally, the supporting documents (signed acknowledgment, proof of existing PAN, identity proof, address proof, proof of D.o.B) are to be sent to the following given address:

NSDL e-Gov at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016‘.

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FAQs

Is it necessary to affix two photographs on the form for “Change or Correction in PAN data”?

Yes. ‘Individual’ applicants should affix two recent color photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the form. The photograph should not be stapled or clipped to the form. The clarity of the image on the PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of the photograph affixed on the form.

When should I submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or changes/correction in PAN data”?

You can submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data” in the following cases:
– When you already have PAN but want a new PAN card,
– When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details

What are the various types of documents required for the application of PAN?

An application gets processed within 15 days once the following documents are submitted:
– PAN – the PAN currently in use
– Identity Proof
– Address Proof
– Date of birth Proof(For individuals and Karta of HUF)
– Proof in support of changes sought if any
– Proof PAN surrendered if any

PAN Card Application Process on TIN-NSDL portal

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is an alphanumeric ID in a form of card to any person who applies for it. The PAN is issued by the Income Tax Department (ITD). The TIN-NSDL portal provides a facility for the application of the PAN card over the internet through its online services. The applicants can also apply for the PAN in an offline manner. There are 2 types of applications for PAN:

  • Application for PAN allotment:
    • The application form is used when the applicant has never applied for a PAN or does not have PAN allotted to him/her. In this case, the applicant can fill Form 49A if they are Indian citizens. This also includes those applicants who are located outside of India. Furthermore, Form 49AA is to be filed by foreign citizens who are applying for the PAN.
  • Application for new PAN Card or/and Changes or Corrections in PAN Data:
    • This can be applied by applicants who already have a PAN card but wish to obtain the new PAN card or need to make any changes or corrections in their PAN card. This form can be filed by Indian citizens as well as foreign citizens.

Steps to Apply for PAN card on NSDL Website

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.

    Click on the Services > PAN option from the dashboard of the TIN-NSDL portal

  2. Click on the “Apply” option.

    As discussed earlier, Form 49A is for the citizens of India, and Form 49AA is for the foreign citizens.

  3. Fill in the following details manually or select the options from the drop-down list as required:

    1. Application Type
    2. Category
    3. Title
    4. Last Name/Surname
    5. Date of Birth (D.o.B)
    6. e-Mail ID
    7. Mobile Number
    8. Captcha Code (from the image given)

  4. Click on the “Submit” option

    Once the required details are filled in, click on the “Submit” option.

  5. Click on the link to continue your PAN Application process

    Hence, a token number will be generated. You will be required to click on the link to continue with your PAN Application.

  6. Thus, we move to the “Personal Details” page. You will have to choose from one of the following options given to you:

    1. Submit digitally through e-KYC and e-Sign
    2. Submit scanned images through e-Sign
    3. Forward application documents physically

  7. Hence, after filling in the required details we move to the “Contact and other Details” section.

    Furthermore, you will be given an option to obtain the physical card. If you wish to not go for the physical card, it is mandatory to enter your e-Mail ID as you’ll receive the digitally signed e-PAN card.

  8. Select the appropriate check-box from the given sections.

    Select the appropriate options from the “Source of Income” and “Address for Communication” sections.

  9. Enter the appropriate country code (ISD Code) under the “Telephone Number & Email ID Details” section.

    The other mandatory fields will be pre-filled. Thus, click on the “Next” option.

  10. We move to the “AO Code” section.

    Fill in the following details in the respective field to receive the AO details:
    1. Applicant type
    2. State
    3. City

  11. Therefore, fill in the appropriate details of the AO in the respective field and click on the “Next” option. We move to the “Document Details” page.

    The following supporting documents have to be submitted:
    1. Proof of Identity
    2. Proof of Address
    3. Proof of D.o.B

  12. Choose the type of applicant from the drop-down list.

    Fill in the details under the “Place” tab and click on the “Submit” option.

  13. Submit the documents mentioned below if you have chosen the “Submit digitally through e-KYC and e-Sign” option after step 8,

    1. Digital Photo
    2. Digital Signature
    3. Supporting Documents

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Hence, after completing the payment process, it takes approximately 15-20 days for the Department to process the application and issue the PAN card. You can also track your PAN card if you wish to do so.

Documents Required for HUF PAN card

  • Photo Identity Proof of Karta: (Aadhaar, Driving License, Passport, etc)
  • Address Proof : (Aadhaar, Passport, Electricity Bill, Bank Statement, etc)
  • Date of Birth Proof of Karta: (Aadhaar, Driving License, Passport, School Leaving Certificate, etc)
  • An affidavit by the Karta of the HUF stating name, father’s name, and address of all the coparceners 
  • Other supporting documents

FAQs

What are the fees for the new PAN card?

The charges for applying for PAN is INR 93 (Excluding Goods and Services tax​) for Indian communication address and INR 864 (Excluding Goods and Services tax) for foreign communication address. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft, or net-banking.

Is the signature mandatory on the PAN card?

The photo and signature are very important in the PAN card. It is required for verification at the time of availing any financial service such as a loan, credit card, investment, etc.

Is it mandatory to link the PAN card with the Aadhaar card?

Yes. All existing holders and new applicants have to link their Aadhaar card to their PAN card for filing their returns starting F.Y. 2019-2020. Some of the benefits of linking the PAN card to the Aadhaar card are as follows:
1. Getting rid of fake PAN card
2. Identify tax evaders
3. Ease of filing tax returns

PAN Card: Understanding the Use of PAN

What is PAN?

Income Tax Department (ITD) issues Permanent Account Number or PAN card an alphanumeric ID in a form of card to any “person” who applies for it or to whom the department allows the number without an application.

PAN enables the department to link all transactions of the “person” with the department. These transactions include tax payments, TDS/TCS credits, returns of income/wealth/gift/FBT, specified transactions, correspondence, and so on. PAN, thus, acts as an identifier for the “person” with the Tax Department.

E-pan is an initiative taken by the Income Tax Department to ease the process of PAN allotment. An applicant requires to have a valid Aadhaar number to get an e-Pan. It is important to have PAN for vaious purposes such as filing an ITR, opening a bank account, to make financial transactions and so on.
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E-pan is an initiative taken by the Income Tax Department to ease the process of PAN allotment. An applicant requires to have a valid Aadhaar number to get an e-Pan. It is important to have PAN for vaious purposes such as filing an ITR, opening a bank account, to make financial transactions and so on.

Use of PAN card

  1. The PAN Card is important to conduct transactions of sale or purchase of assets, of any immovable property having a value at INR 5,00,000 or more, during sale and purchase of motor vehicles having more than two wheels
  2. It is mandatory to provide the PAN card since Jan 1st, 2016 to open a bank account
  3. Taxpayers require a PAN Card for phone connection
  4. Furthermore, you also require it to procure a new gas connection
  5. You need it to make a one-time payment against a bill of the amount exceeding INR 25,000 in any hotel and restaurant
  6. A payment in cash exceeding the amount of INR 25,000 while traveling to any foreign country requires a PAN card
  7. PAN card helps in the deduction of fraudulent transactions. It also reduces tax evasion and provides transparency in transactions between buyers and sellers
  8. Moreover, it is mandatory to provide the PAN card details for every transaction that takes place with the ITD
  9. It is also mandatory for numerous other financial transactions such as availing of institutional financial credits, purchase of high-end consumer items, foreign travel, a transaction of immovable properties, dealing in securities, etc.
  10. PAN Card is a valuable means of photo identification accepted by all Government and Non-Government institutions in the country

Understand PAN Number

  • A typical example of a PAN is: ABCPS1234A 
  • The first five characters are letters, the next four are numerals, and the last character is a letter.
  • Out of the first five characters, the first three characters represent the alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ. (eg. ALWPG5809L)
  • The fourth character represents the status of the PAN holder. (eg. ALWPG5809L). The PAN cardholders have a unique definition:
    • A — Association of Persons (AOP)
    • B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
    • C — Company
    • F — Firm
    • G — Government
    • H — HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)
    • L — Local Authority J — Artificial Judicial Person
    • P — Individual
    • T — AOP (Trust)
  • The fifth character represents the first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname in the case of an individual. In the case of non-individual PAN holders, the fifth character represents the first character of the PAN holder’s name (E.g. ALWPG5809L).
  • The next four characters are sequential numbers running from 0001 to 9999 (E.g. ALWPG5809L).
  • The last character, i.e., the tenth character is an alphabetic check digit (E.g. ALWPG5809L).

The combination of all the above items gives the PAN a unique identity.

PAN card Application Methods

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One can apply for PAN in an online manner in two ways:

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Offline Method to Apply for PAN card

If you wish to physically submit the application, then you have to:

  • Download the FORM 49A.
  • Go through the Instructions before Filling in FORM-49A.
  • Attach the Supporting Documents for PAN
  • Submit the duly filled form along with the supporting documents and prescribed application fees at the PAN application center.
  • Upon submission, an applicant will receive an acknowledgment in the form of a unique number on acceptance of the application form. This number can be used for tracking the status of the application.

FAQs

What if your PAN card is lost? 

​If the PAN card is lost then you can apply for duplicate PAN card by submitting the Form for “Request for New PAN Card Or/ and Changes or Correction in PAN Data” and a copy of FIR may be submitted along with the form.

​If the PAN card is lost and you don’t remember your PAN, then in such a case, you can know your PAN by using the facility of “Know Your PAN” provided by the Income Tax Department. This facility can be availed from the website of the Income Tax Department.

​You can know your PAN online by providing the core details like Name, Father’s Name, and Date of Birth. After knowing the PAN you can apply for duplicate PAN card by submitting the “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes Or Correction in PAN Data”.

What is the penalty for not complying with the provisions relating to PAN? 

Section-272B provides for penalty in case of default by the taxpayer in complying with the provisions relating to PAN, i.e., not obtaining PAN, even though he is liable to obtain PAN or knowingly quoting incorrect PAN in any prescribed document in which PAN is to be quoted or intimating incorrect PAN to the person deducting tax or person collecting tax. The penalty under section-272B is Rs. 10,000.

Can a person hold more than one PAN?

A person cannot hold more than one PAN. If a PAN is allotted to a person, then he cannot apply for obtaining another PAN. A penalty of Rs. 10,000/- is liable to be imposed under Section-272B​ of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for having more than one PAN.

If a person has been allotted more than one PAN then he should immediately surrender the additional PAN card(s).

Is it mandatory to provide the Assessing Officer Code in Form 49A/49AA?

Yes, it mandatory to provide the Assessing Officer (AO) Code in Form 49A/49AA. AO Code (i.e. Area Code, AO Type, Range Code, and AO Number) of the Jurisdictional Assessing Officer must be filled up by the applicant. These details can be obtained from the Income Tax Office or PAN Centre or websites of PAN service providers on www.utiitsl.com or www.tin-nsdl.com