PAN is allotted on a priority basis if the application is done online through internet in the website of Income Tax Department or NSDL or UTIISL and the payment of processing fee has been made through a nominated credit card.
In order to apply for PAN form 49A has to be filled online. Any incomplete form will not be considered by the department. So you have to carefully fill all the details required in the form. To get the form click here.
The Income Tax Department has revised the processing fee for PAN application from January 16 this year. The fee has now been increased to Rs 107. This includes a charge of Rs 93 and a service tax of 15 per cent.
It is important to remember that the fee charged is Rs 994, if the PAN card has to be disptached outside the country.
If you are paying online then you have to keep in mind the additional charges that the banks levy for providing the gateway facility for debit/credit cards and net banking.
In case, you are making payment using your debit/credit card you will be charged 2 per cent (plus taxes applicable) of the application fee by the bank providing gateway facility for the payment.
On the other hand, if you are paying using net banking facility then you will be charged Rs 4 plus service tax for gateway facility on top of the application fee.
After the submission of the form and successful payment of processing fee, an acknowledgement screen will be displayed on your computer screen The acknowledgement is to be saved by the applicant.
Two self attested passport size photographs of the applicant must be affixed on the acknowledgement and the acknowledgement must be duly signed by the applicant.
Now, the acknowledgement along with copies of proof of identity, address and date-of-birth is to be sent to NSDL by post and must reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application. The address where it will be sent is: NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016.
Why PAN Allotment Needs To Be Done Quickly?
Recently, there was a need to register a society and the bank refused to open an Account, unless there was a PAN Card.
In most cases the bank needs a PAN Card. This means it needs to be issued urgently by the Income Tax Department. Some individuals say that it takes as much as three weeks to get a PAN done on a tatkal basis.
However, the authorities have tried to expedite the process as fast as possible.
What to do if the PAN card is not allotted quickly?
In most cases the PAN card willl arrive within the specified time. However, the delay could occur, if you have given the wrong address, or if the documents are incomplete. In such cases, you may have to talk to NSDL, which collects the application on behalf of the IT authorities. Or else, you might not know what the status of your application is.
You can also call PAN/TDS Call Centre at 020 - 27218080 to know whether your PAN card is allotted or the same has been rejected.