What is PAN?
Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten digit alphanumeric identifier, issud by Income Tax Department. Each assesses (e.g. individual, firm, company etc.) is issued a unique PAN.
Who can apply for PAN?
All existing assesses or taxpayers or persons who are requirred to file a return of income, even on behalf of others, must have a PAN. Any person, who intends to enter into economic or financial transactions where quoting PAN is mandatory, must also have a PAN.
Who can apply on behalf of non-resident, minor, mentally disabled, deceased and wards of court?
Section 160 of IT Act, 1961 provides that a non-resident, a minor, mentally disabled, deceased, wards of court and such other persons may be represented through a Representative Assessee. In such cases, in the application for PAN, details of the non-resident, a minor, mentally disabled, deceased, wards of court, etc. should be provided.
Details of representative assessee have to be provided in item 14 of the application for PAN.
Government of India/ ITD has issued fresh guidlines, allowing NRI to apply for PAN with Foreign Address, there is no necessity of Indian Address.
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