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New Pancard - DOs and DONTs


  1. Do use 'Form 49A' for making application for allotment of PAN.
  2. Do fill the application in block letters in English and preferably with black ink.
  3. Do paste a recent colour photograph (size 3.5 cm X 2.5 cm).
  4. Do provide the signature within the box.
  5. If thumb impression is put on the application form, do get the thumb impression attested by Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.
  6. Do provide correct AO code in the application.
  7. Do specify AO code as below if applicant is a defence employee

      Army - PNE W 55 3

      Navy - MUM W 11 8

      Air Force - DEL W 72 2

  1. Do attach Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Date of birth (PODB - applicable for Individuals & Karta of HUF) as per Rule 114 (4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962.
  2. Do provide the POI, POA and PODB which have name exactly as written in the application.
  3. Do provide details of Representative Assessee in column 14 of application form, if applicant is Minor, Idiot, Lunatic or Deceased.
  4. Do provide POI and POA for Representative Assesse also, if Representative Assessee is appointed.
  5. Do write the complete postal address in the application with landmark.
  6. Do mention correct pin code in the address field.
  7. Do mention telephone number / e- mail id in the application.


  1. Do not overwrite or make corrections by canceling any data in the application.
  2. Do not pin or staple the photograph.
  3. Do not sign across the box (i.e. signature should not be spread outside the box).
  4. Do not provide POI, POA and PODB which are not in the name of applicant.
  5. Do not write any details (date, designation, rank, etc.) along with the signature in the box.
  6. Do not mention Husband's name in the Father's Name column.
  7. Do not use initials in first and last name field.
  8. Do not apply for a new PAN if you already have one.


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