Which documents can serve as proof of identity and address for otherapplicants?
Any one of the following items:Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of CompaniesCopy of Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of FirmsCopy of Partnership DeedCopy of Trust deedCopy of Certificate of Registration Number issued by the Charity Commissioner of theRegistrar of Co-operative Society.Any other competent authority or any other document originating from any Central orState Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.
How do I to find an Assessing Officer code?
The Assessing Officer code may be obtained from the Income Tax Office where yousubmit your return of income. Applicants who have never filed a return of income mayfind an Assessing Officer code with the help of an IT PAN Service Center or jurisdictional Income Tax Office. In either scenario, the PAN application must state anAssessing Officer code, or your application cannot be processed.
Is a photograph compulsory for making an application for PAN?
A photograph is compulsory only in the case of individual applicants.
What is the procedure for applicants who cannot sign?
In such cases, the left hand thumb impression of the applicant should be affixed onForm 49A at the place meant for signatures and it must be attested by either aMagistrate, a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, with an official seal and stamp.
Is listing my father’s name compulsory for all female applicants (includingmarried/divorced/widow)?
Yes, all female applicants, irrespective of marital status, must indicate their father’sname on the PAN application.
Is it compulsory to mention a telephone number on Form 49A?
No, indicating your telephone number is not compulsory; however, it may enablefaster processing of your application.
Who can apply on behalf of a non-resident, a minor, or an individual deemedmentally debilitated?
Section 160 of IT Act, 1961 provides that a non-resident, a minor, or an individualdeemed mentally debilitated may be represented by a Representative Assessor. Insuch cases, an application for a PAN will be made by the Representative Assessor.
Can Form 49A be completed on a typewriter?
Yes, but the letters should be typed in CAPITAL letters and should be clearly legible.
What if I submit an incomplete Form 49A?
Your application will not be processed if it is incomplete. Your local IT PAN ServiceCenter can assist applicants with any queries they may have.