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E-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card with the same validity as the physical PAN Card. The E-PAN cards are issued & digitally signed by the NSDL to the company's director after the company has been registered. It contains information including the PAN number, applicant's name, date of birth (in the case of individuals), and photograph.

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E-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card with the same validity as the physical PAN Card. The E-PAN cards are issued & digitally signed by the NSDL to the company's director after the company has been registered. It contains information including the PAN number, applicant's name, date of birth (in the case of individuals), and photograph.

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  • Use this sample to get a preview of the E-PANNSDL will send the E-PAN to the company's director via email after a company is Incorporated.

Permanent Account Number (PAN)

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique alphanumeric identifier issued by the Income Tax Department in India.

A PAN is required for all individuals, partnerships, companies, and other entities that are liable to pay taxes. It is digitally signed by NSDL and is issued to the company's director following the completion of the company's registration process.

Format of a PAN

A PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier with specific components representing the holder's name, status, and a unique sequence, culminating in a check digit.

Example- ABZCN6590K

A typical PAN follows the below format:

  • ​​The initial three characters "ABZ" constitute an alphabetical series ranging from AAA to ZZZ.
  • The fourth character "C" denotes the status of the PAN holder:The character can vary from holder to holder depending on the identity such as "P" for Individual, "F" for Firm, "C" for Company, "H" for HUF, "A" for AOP, "T" for TRUST, etc.
  • The fifth character "N" signifies the first character of the PAN holder's last name or surname.
  • The subsequent four characters "6590" form a sequential number progressing from 0001 to 9999.
  • The last character "K" is an alphabetic check digit.

How to apply for PAN?

Through SPICe+ Application

For newly incorporated entities, the e-PAN is issued upon the submission of forms such as SPICe+ Part A and Part B. The Certificate of Incorporation, which includes the 10-digit PAN, is subsequently delivered via email, confirming the successful completion of the company registration process.

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Through NSDL

To apply for a PAN through National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), follow these steps:

  • Visit the Protean portal (formerly NSDL eGov) https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html for a new application.
  • Choose the application type based on your citizenship:
    - For Indian Citizens: Form 49A
    - For Foreign Citizens: Form 49AA
  • Select the category (individual, firm, company, etc.) for which the application is being made.
  • Provide necessary details and attach required identity proofs, address proofs, copy of Certificate of Incorporation (COI), etc.
  • Pay the applicable fees. The PAN card application fees vary depending on whether you choose physical or digital dispatch of your PAN card.
  • Upon successful payment, an acknowledgment will be displayed. You can check your application status through this acknowledgment, which will also be sent to your email ID.
  • Send the necessary documents along with the acknowledgment slip via courier/post to the NSDL office. PAN application processing begins only after receiving the documents.
  • Once verified, the PAN will be issued within 15 days.

Validity of the PAN

The PAN in India is issued with lifelong validity. Once a PAN is assigned to an individual or entity, it does not have an expiration date, and there is no need for renewal.

Fees for PAN in India

If applied through SPICe+, the cost incurred for the PAN is covered under the Part B application fees.

The application fee through NSDL for PAN is Rs. 91 (excluding Goods and Services Tax) for individuals with an Indian communication address and Rs. 862 (excluding Goods and Services Tax) for those with a foreign communication address. Payment of the application fee can be made using credit/debit cards, demand drafts, or net banking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I check the status of my PAN application online?

Yes, you can check the status of your PAN application on the official websites of NSDL using the acknowledgment number provided during the application process.

Is online PAN valid?

Yes, e-PAN is a valid proof of PAN unless specified otherwise.

How long does it take to receive the physical PAN card after application?

Typically, the physical PAN card is dispatched within 15 days of the successful processing of the application.

Can I have multiple PANs for my Company?

Possessing multiple PANs is against the law and may lead to legal consequences and a penalty fine of Rs. 10,000 under Section 272B of the Income Tax Act. It is advisable to surrender additional PAN cards to avoid complications.

Can I apply for a PAN offline through NSDL?

Yes, you can apply for PAN offline through NSDL by submitting a physical application form to the authorized PAN application centers along with the required documents.

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