Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued by the
Income Tax Department (ITD) under the provisions of section 139A of Income Tax Act, 1961. It is mandatory to quote PAN by the taxpayers while making payment
of taxes and filing income tax returns. Also, it is mandatory to mention PAN for various financial transactions.
PAN applications are required to be furnished using ITD notified forms along with the supporting documents prescribed under Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962.
Application for reprint of PAN card or change or correction in PAN data can also be submitted through
TIN-FC or PAN Centres or Online.
An acknowledgement receipt is issued to each applicant to enable to track the status of application through its lifecycle from acceptance to dispatch. Status of application can be availed using Call Centre or website or SMS facility made available by NSDL e-Gov.