After allotment of the PAN card, if the PAN card holder needs any rectification or changes, one can correct the details. Also, the government does not allow the holding of more than one PAN card. However, there is a procedure to modify the details mentioned in the PAN card. A similar method is applicable for the surrender of PAN cards. Let us understand the online and offline process for the same.
The online method for modification or surrender of PAN card:
Step 1 – Go to the tin-nsdl.com website.
Step 2 – Select “PAN” from the services menu. Click on “Apply” under the sub-heading that reads as ‘Change/Correction in PAN data.
Step 3 – Fill up the necessary details with correct information and submit.
Step 4 – Once the form is submitted and a change request has been registered, the applicant will receive a unique token number via the email address they have mentioned on the PAN card correction form. Keep the token number for future references.
Step 5 – Click ‘Continue with PAN Application Form’.
Step 6 – On the new page, select ‘Submit Scanned Images Through e-Sign.’ And mention your existing PAN details at the bottom-left of the webpage.
Step 7 – Fill up the essential personal details and contact details in the PAN card correction form.
Step 8 – Select and upload the proof of identity, date of birth, residence details, PAN, and submit. Make sure these details are the ones you want to update.
Step 9 – Fill up the declaration and submit it.
Step 10-An authorised signatory must sign the PAN card form in case of PAN card to be surrendered issued in the name of a company or a partnership firm.
Step 11- You will be redirected to the payment page. One can make payment through a credit/debit card, a demand draft or internet banking.
Step 12- An acknowledgement slip will be generated on successful payment. The applicant should print and send for processing to the NSDL e-gov office at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit’ and other proof of documents.
Also, affix a photograph in the space provided and sign across it. Write ‘Application for PAN Change’ on top of the envelope along with the application number.
In case you want to surrender all the PAN/s inadvertently allotted to you, mention them under the sub-heading “Mention other Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) if any, inadvertently allotted to you,”, i.e. item no. 11 of the form, and submit the corresponding PAN card copy/s for cancellation, along with the form.
Offline method to change or surrender the PAN card is:
Step 1 – One can obtain the ‘Request for a New PAN Card Or/and PAN card correction’ Form from the IT PAN Centres or TIN facilitation centres/PAN centres, or
Download the Form from the income tax/UTIITSL/NSDL e-Gov website and fill in the necessary details.
Step 2 – Fill the form and submit it at your nearest collection centre along with the necessary documents.
Step 3 – You will be given an acknowledgement slip on submission of the form.
Step 4 – If you want to surrender the PAN card, give the details about the duplicate PAN card in question by addressing a letter to the assessing officer. Also, put forward a request to cancel.
Post the letter to the income tax office near you and save the acknowledgement number for future use.