Who Should Apply for a PAN Card ?

This Page deals with several common questions regarding who can apply for a PAN card be it new or duplicate or for corrections.

Who should apply for a PAN card ?

All existing assessees or taxpayers or persons who are required to furnish a return of income, either on behalf of self or others, must obtain PAN.
Any person, who intends to enter into economic or financial transactions where quoting PAN is mandatory, must also obtain PAN.

Can minor apply for a PAN card ?

Section 160 of IT Act, 1961 provides that a non-resident, minor, lunatic, idiot, and court of wards and such other persons may be represented through a Representative Assessee. In such cases, application for PAN will be made by the Representative Assessee.

Who should apply for a new PAN card ?

One should apply for new PAN Card when the applicant has never applied for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) or does not have a PAN allotted to him. Refer article to know How to apply new PAN card ?

Who should apply for a change or correction in PAN card ?

One should make an application when he/she wants to make some changes or corrections in their existing PAN details such as
Change in applicant name, on account of marriage or due to spelling mistake
Change in father's name
Change in date of birth
Refer article to know How to apply for change in PAN card, correction in PAN card ?

Who should apply for a duplicate PAN card ?

One should apply for a duplicate PAN card when a Permanent Account Number (PAN) has already been allotted to the applicant but he/she requires a new duplicate PAN Card due to the following reason:
Lost the PAN Card
Damaged the PAN Card
Wants to change from old to new tamper proof PAN card.
Refer article to know How to apply duplicate PAN card ?

Can a person obtain or use more than one PAN?

Obtaining or possessing more than one (Permanent Account Number) PAN is against the law.

How will the new PAN card be delivered to me?

The PAN card processing authorities to whom the application is submitted will ensure delivery of new PAN card at the address indicated by you in the application Form.

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Read & Apply Apply for a New PAN card

Are you an minor, major, senior citizen or any individual, who do not have a PAN card? Do you want a PAN for the first time?

Read & Apply Corrections to PAN details

Do you already have a PAN? Does your name or any other details needs to be changed in your existing PAN card?

Read & Apply Damaged or Lost PAN card

Have you lost or damaged your PAN card? You can apply to Reprint a PAN card with or without changes to your existing PAN details.

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