Make PAN Card Online – Step by Step Process 2018
Make New PAN Card Online – Hi friends, India is growing digitally day by day, after the “Digital India” Campaign, so many improvements has been made by the Government of India. Now there are so many services which can be applied online easily, previously which was only applied through agents or by visiting their respective offices and waiting in long queues. But you don’t need to worry about anything anymore. Here we are going to talk about PAN Card only.
What is PAN- Permanent Account Number (PAN) is 10 digit alphanumeric number and one of the most important identification document issued by the Income Tax Department, Government of India, under the Section 139A of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961. It is necessary to provide PAN No. for the transaction above Rs 50000/- and for filing the Income Tax Return. It can also be used as a Photo ID and DOB Proof (if mentioned on the card).
Where to apply for PAN Card online
Online application of PAN and any update (changes or corrections) to PAN data can be made on the NDSL website or UTIITSL website. Both have been authorized by the government of India to issue the PAN or to make changes/corrections in the PAN on behalf of the Income Tax Department. These online portals are the most hassle free way of obtaining PAN. The applicant only need to visit any of these two official websites and fill a form along with a processing fee which is also paid online and the required document can be sent by post to either NDSL or UTIITSL, for verification purposes.
Question 1. Can I apply/update PAN card online?
Answer: Yes, you can apply for a new PAN and update PAN details both.
Question 2. How many days does it take to get a PAN card?
Answer: Usually it take 15 to 20 working days to get a PAN after applying online.
Question 3. Can I open a bank account without PAN card?
Answer: In some states of India, it is mandatory to quote PAN to open an account.
Question 4. How can I get my lost PAN number?
Answer: To find PAN number online, visit the official website of Income Tax Department. Select the “Know Your PAN”, then enter the required details and press “Submit” button. Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and press “Validate” button.
Question 5. Can minor apply for PAN card?
Answer: A minor cannot apply for PAN herself directly. Their parents, guardians or a representative assesse has to apply on her behalf. Minor’s photograph and signature must be updated after turning 18 years.