Permanent Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income-tax Department ( referred as PAN). PAN is to be obtained for filing Return of Income and now a days also required for specified financial transactions. Application for fresh allotment of PAN is made online only. Further, requests for changes or correction in PAN data or request for reprint of PAN card (for an existing PAN) may also be made through online mode only.
Offline application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49A in duplicate and submitted to any TIN-Facilitation Centre
Online application can be made either through the portal of NSDL (https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html) or portal of UTITSL (https://www.utiitsl.com/UTIITSL_SITE/pan/index.html). The charges for applying for PAN is charged Rs. 110 (93 + 18% GST) for Indian communication address and Rs. 1020 [93 service charges + 771 dispatch charges) + 18% GST] for foreign communication address. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft or net-banking. Once the application and payment is accepted, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL/UTITSL. Only after the receipt of the documents, PAN application would be processed by NSDL/UTITSL.