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00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on How to apply for a PAN card.
00:06 In this tutorial, we will learn the process of:
00:09 Applying for a PAN Card
00:12 Documents for proof of identity
00:15 Tracking the status of the application.
00:18 The Pan card application form is called Form 49A.
00:24 This form can be downloaded from the link given below.
00:28 Once you have downloaded the form, take a print-out of the same.
00:35 Next step is to fill the form.
00:38 The form is to be filled legibly in BLOCK LETTERS, in English only.
00:45 It is preferable to use a pen with black ink to fill the form.
00:49 In each box, fill only one character i.e alphabet /number / punctuation sign.
00:58 A blank box must be left after each word.
01:03 'Individual' applicants need two recent colour photographs with a white background.
01:09 These photos have to be pasted on the form in the spaces provided.
01:14 The size of the photo should be 3.5cm x 2.5cm.
01:21 The photos should not be stapled or clipped to the form.
01:26 The photo on the left, should have a signature/thumb impression across it.
01:32 For the right side photo, the signature/thumb impression should be below it.
01:39 Thumb impressions should be attested by a Notary Public or an authorized officer with official seal and stamp.
01:48 Now, start filling the form.
01:51 First of all, fill the Assessing officer details.
01:58 Assessing officer details can be found on these webpages -
02:08 In the 'item 1' section, you have to fill in your personal details.
02:13 Here, select your title like Shri, Smt etc.
02:19 Write your surname, first name and middle name in full-form.
02:25 These are to be filled without any initials.
02:29 Your name should not be prefixed with any title like M/s, Dr., Kumari, etc.
02:37 For 'Non-Individuals', what if the name is longer than the space provided?
02:42 In that case, it can be continued in the space provided for First and Middle Name.
02:50 In case of a Company, the name shouldn't contain any abbreviations.
02:55 E.g. 'Private Limited' should be written in full.
03:00 Variations like Pvt Ltd, Private Ltd, P.Ltd etc are not allowed.
03:10 In case of sole proprietorship, the PAN should be applied for in the proprietor's own name.
03:16 This will be printed on the PAN card.
03:19 Note that the last name must be written in its full-form.
03:24 The next section asks for other names that one is or was known by.
03:30 It must be filled if the applicant selects "yes", following the instructions applicable for item 1.
03:38 Item 4, the Gender field, should be filled only by individual applicants.
03:44 The 'item 5' section asks for date of birth.
03:48 The dates expected from different categories of applicants are specified in the form.
03:54 E.g. A Company should provide its Date-of-Incorporation.
04:00 Next, individual applicants should fill in their father's name.
04:05 Instructions in 'item 1' with respect to name, apply here.
04:10 Note that married women should also give their father's and not their husband's name.
04:17 Item-7 asks for your address.
04:20 Residential address should be filled only by individuals, HUF, AOP, BOI or AJP.
04:29 Individuals should give their Office Address here, if they have a source of income e.g business or profession.
04:38 In case of a Firm, LLP, Company, Local Authority or a Trust, complete office address is mandatory.
04:49 The address given by all the applicants should include these details -
04:54 Town/City/District
04:57 State/Union Territory and
05:00 PINCODE .
05:02 Foreign addresses must contain Country Name along with its ZIP Code.
05:07 For item-8, i.e. Address for Communication-
05:11 Individuals/HUFs/AOP/BOI/AJP may tick on either 'Residence' or 'Office' address.
05:21 Other applicants should write their Office address.
05:25 All communication will be sent to the address written here.
05:30 Telephone Number and Email ID details are to be filled in item-9.
05:37 Telephone details should include Country code i.e ISD code and Area/STD code.
05:46 E.g. Details of a Delhi telephone 23557505 number should be filled as
05:54 9 1 the Country code.
05:56 1 1 the STD Code
06:00 The numbers and e-mail id are necessary to
06:04 contact applicants in case of any discrepancy in the application
06:09 send the PAN card via e-mail
06:12 SMS the status updates.
06:16 In item-10, select the category status that is applicable.
06:21 In case of Limited Liability Partnership, the PAN will be given a Firm status.
06:28 Item-11 asks for the registration of companies, issued by the Registrar of Companies.
06:35 Other applicants may mention registration number issued by the State or Central Government Authority.
06:42 Item 12 - Citizens of India must enter their AADHAAR number, if allotted.
06:48 It should be supported by a copy of the AADHAAR card.
06:53 In item-13, applicants must indicate their source of income using a business/profession code.
07:01 These codes are available on page 3 of the form.
07:05 E.g. Medical Profession and Business's code is 01,
07:10 Engineering is 02.
07:13 Item-14 asks for personal details of Representative Assessee.
07:19 Only those specified in Section 160 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 can act as representative assessees.
07:29 Some of them are-
07:31 an agent of the non-resident,
07:33 guardian or manager of a minor, lunatic or idiot, Court of Wards etc.
07:41 Representative assessees are mandatory for applicants who are minors, mentally retarded, deceased, idiot or a lunatic.
07:54 Personal details of the Representative Assessee have to be filled here.
08:00 Item-15, is about documents to be submitted for Pan Card application.
08:06 Attaching proof of identity and proof of address with a PAN application is mandatory.
08:13 These documents should be in the name of applicant.
08:18 Representative assessees must also attach these documents.
08:24 List of documents that serve as proof of identity and address are given on page 4 of the Pan application form.
08:33 Applicants must furnish any one document from the options listed in the form.
08:39 E.g.-Proof of identity for individual applicants and HUF are-
08:45 School leaving certificate
08:47 Ration Card
08:49 Driver's license etc.
08:53 Documents for proof of address are -
08:56 Electricity bill, Telephone Bill
08:59 Passport etc.
09:01 Now we will discuss some general information regarding the application.
09:06 The fee for processing PAN application is Rs.96.00 i.e Rs 85.00 + 12.36% service tax.
09:18 Payment can be made by-Demand Draft or Cheque
09:23 For addresses outside India, the processing fee is Rs. 962.00
09:28 i.e[ (Application fee 85.00 + Dispatch Charges 771.00) + 12.36% service tax].
09:40 For foreign addresses, payment can be made only by way of Demand Draft payable at Mumbai.
09:48 The box at the end of the form asks for the applicant's signature or thumb-print.
09:54 Representative Assessee's signature or thumb print should be given for minors, the deceased, lunatics and the mentally retarded.
10:04 Applications without signature or thumb-print will be rejected.
10:09 Applicants will receive an acknowledgement on acceptance of this form.
10:14 This will contain the unique Identification number.
10:18 This number can be used for tracking the status of the application.
10:23 You can track its status using the Income-tax Department website or these websites.
10:32 On this website, the Status Track search will perform this task.
10:38 This search will need either your
10:40 acknowledgement number or
10:42 details like name and date of birth.
10:46 One can also get PAN status details via SMS.
10:50 SMS- NSDLPAN <space>15-digit Acknowledgement No. and send to 57575.
11:01 The postal addresses are as shown.
11:05 Hope this information was helpful.
11:08 Now let us summarize. In this tutorial, we have learnt -
11:13 Procedure to apply for PAN Card
11:15 Documents for proof of identity and
11:19 tracking the Status of PAN.
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12:11 We have come to the end of this tutorial.
12:13 This is Arthi, signing off from IIT Bombay. Thanks for joining.

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