Form 49A needs to be filled by applicants who are applying for a new PAN card. This means that applicants who have never applied for a PAN and who do not have a PAN assigned to them currently are supposed to use this form for PAN application.
Step 1: Fill up the online form49A hosted on the NSDL or UTIITSL website. Review and edit any information that has been filled incorrectly.
Step 2: Once the details are submitted, the website will redirect you to a payment gateway for payment of processing fee. The fee currently for new PAN applications is Rs.110 (Application fees Rs.93 + 18% Goods and Service Tax). This fee can be paid online either via debit card or credit card or by means of internet banking. For offline payment of fee, cheque or demand draft can be used. Also, for applications that have a foreign address, the fee that is required to be paid is Rs.1020.
Step 3: Once the money is paid, an acknowledgement number is generated for the user to keep for reference. The status of your PAN request can then be tracked via this reference number. The acknowledgement receipt carries this reference number.
Step 4: Applicant is required to take a print out of this acknowledgement receipt and send it to the Income Tax Department. This acknowledgement should be accompanied by the required documents for proof of address and proof of identity. Also, two passport sized photographs need to be attached to the acknowledgement print-out.
Step 5: The acknowledgement letter along with relevant documents should be sent to the Income Tax Department within 15 days from the date of online application. The envelope that is sent should be labelled – “APPLICATION FOR PAN –”
Step 6: Once the documents and acknowledgement reaches the Tax Department, the various information is verified and if found satisfactory, a new PAN is issued to the applicant. An email regarding PAN details and the dispatch of PAN card is sent to your registered email id. The PAN card reaches the applicant within 30 days from the date of filing the application.
Online Application for Reprint of PAN Card by NSDL
There may be times when an entity needs to get a duplicate PAN card. This may occur in situations when the original PAN card is misplaced or lost and the cardholder no more holds a physical card. In such cases, the application form remains the same, that is, form 49A. The various fields are filled in the same way as the above listed steps for application of new PAN.