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When it comes to paying taxes in India, Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a mandatory document to get started with. It is a proof of identity and also used for a number of financial transactions in the business world as well as personal life.
Every Permanent Account Number allotted and PAN card issued is valid for a lifetime. Those who accidentally lose it need not apply for a new PAN. However, you can apply for a duplicate PAN card to the income tax department.
Duplicate PAN card is a document which income tax department issues to the PAN holder when he loses, misplaces or damages the rd. People tend to expose important documents to different dangers on daily basis and then wonder how to get it back. Income tax department has made it very easy to get a duplicate PAN card. Let’s see how it is done.
It’s very easy and simple to get a duplicate PAN card. The application can be filed to official website i.e TIN-NSDL or if in paper form, it has to be addressed to the PAN services unit of NSDL. Online application of duplicate card saves a lot of time as well as cost. Let’s see how can it be done online:
a. Visit TIN-NSDL and select the application type as “Changes or correction in existing PAN data/ Reprint of PAN card (No changes in existing PAN data)”. (If your PAN card is lost, misplaced or stolen, you should go with Reprint of your PAN card without changing any information.)
b. Fill in the information marked as mandatory and then submit it.
c. A token number will be generated and sent to your email-id provided by you on the previous page. Note that token number for future reference and continue with the application filing.
d. Now, Fill the necessary details in “Personal Details’ page along with selecting the mode of submission of your PAN application form. Following are the 3 modes available :
e. Then, you have to select whether you need a physical PAN card or an e-PAN card. If you select for an e-PAN card, then you have to provide a valid email-id. The email-id provided will receive the digitally signed e-PAN card.
f. Next, fill details in the “Contact & other details” and also the “document details” page and submit the application.
g. You will be directed to the payment page and once the payment is made an acknowledgement will be generated.
h. You can check the status of your duplicate PAN card using the 15 digits acknowledgement number generated.
i. The duplicate PAN card will be dispatched within 2 weeks after the department receives the application.
Now Let’s see how it is done offline :
A duplicate PAN card can be applied in the following situations :
There are different types of taxpayers in India like Individual/HUFs/Companies. But taxpayers except individuals can’t file their own PAN card application. All taxpayers other than individuals are required to have an authorized signatory to file the application. The list for the authorized signatories are as follows:
|Category of Taxpayer||Authorised Signatory|
|HUF||Karta of the HUF|
|Company||Any Director(s) of the company|
|Firm/ Limited Liability Partnership(LLP)||Any Partner(s) of the firm/LLP|
|AOP(s)/Body of Individuals/Association of Person(s)/Local Authority/ Artificial Juridical Person||Authorised signatory as mentioned in the incorporations deed of the several taxpayers|
It is not permissible by the income tax law to have more than one Permanent Account Number. However, there are chances that you can receive more than one PAN card having the same number or different numbers. The taxpayers need not worry about this issue. Follow these steps and submit the duplicate or incorrect PAN card to the income tax department: