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With over 150,000 satisfied customers since 2007, our goal at Pancardnri.com is to make the application process for a permanent account number as quick and easy as possible for those living in the United States Of America.
Basically we handle your case from start to end, wherein we provide you with the NRI PAN form (49AA or 49A), a checklist of required documents, and guidance on how to fill out your form correctly. Once we submit your case to the government, we'll provide you with tracking details so you can follow the progress of your application. Ultimately, you'll receive your e-PAN via email and a physical printed card at the address of your choice - either in the US or India.
The procedure for filing an application through us is simple and stress free.
Start by getting the right application form, easy instructions and our full assistance
Fill forms and send to us. We provide you the tracking details plus regular updates
Finally get your e-PAN in the email and hardcopy via postal delivery. It is that simple
Below is a list of questions with their answers that we get from our clients. If you do not see your question below, then please contact us .
A PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is an identification card reflecting a unique alphanumeric code issued by the Indian Income Tax Department to individuals and entities for the purpose of recording financial and investment transactions that are carried out in India. It is used as an identification number for tax-related purposes in India. In some instances, it is also used as an identity proof, and for NRIs, it serves as an ID that connects them to their Indian roots. And just to mention it, "permanent account number" is the full form of the acronym PAN.
In general, any individual or entity (be it resident, non resident, alien or foreign) engaged in economic, investing or financial activities in India is eligible to file an application for it. Any individual or entity residing in or outside India is eligible to obtain a PAN number. These may include: Indian citizens, non-resident Indians, foreign citizens, Hindu undivided families (HUFs), companies, LLCs, S Corp, incorporations, trusts, LLPs, firms, associations of persons (AOPs), body of individuals (BOIs), local authorities, artificial judicial persons, cooperative societies, government agencies, and other organizations. However, there are some restrictions on certain nationalities, like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and a few more, for obtaining a PAN number.
No. They are not certainly not the same. A 'PAN' is more of an identity proof to track an individuals tax status, whereas an Aadhaar card is both an Identity proof, as well as a proof of address. Basically, an Aadhaar Card is a unique identifying number (UID) given by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Through this, the government aims to establish a database with information on every registered Indian citizen. It collects a person's photograph, fingerprints, and facial scans in addition to their personal information. It is quite simple to identify an individual using this information system by simply cross-referencing their data with the data in the government system.
However, on the other hand; a permanent account number (PAN) is used to track and identify every financial transaction made by an individual. It is issued by the Income Tax Department of India, which is closely monitored by the CBDT, or the Central Board for Direct Taxes. A PAN's most crucial function is to ensure that every citizen fulfills their tax obligation.
In the United States of America, a Social Security Number (SSN) can be considered equal to an Indian PAN number.
As this is a government process, guaranteeing a timeline is difficult. However from our past experience, we can say that the electronic PAN number (e-PAN) comes in about 24 to 48 hours, whereas the actual printed card comes via post in about 2-4 weeks.
The answer is no. You are not required to pay any tax, just because you acquired a PAN number. You will be paying taxes in India, only if you acrue income in India. In simple terms, it means that if you are making money in India, only then it is compulsory for you to declare your income and pay taxes, and for this you would very much require a 'permanent account number'.
To elaborate, getting a PAN just to verify your identity or for future issues does not mean you will have to pay tax in India. You pay taxes in India if you accrue or generate income in India. Second, unless the Indian tax department specifies it or you fall into one of the listed categories, a PAN number is not necessary.
- You are a taxpayer.
- You are instructed to file for your yearly income tax returns.
- You have a business or profession that makes more money than a specified limit each year.
- You have a taxable salary or income.
- You have made a monetary transaction that exceeds the specified limit.
- You have an Indian bank account (including NRE, NRO, or FCNR) or wish to repatriate funds.
- You have real estate in India or make rental income.
- Or generate income in India through any other source that exceeds a specified limit.
You can use any international or a US issued credit or debit card to pay for your PAN application fee on our portal right here, or through the official website of the Income Tax Department of India. Alternatively, if you are presently in India, you may visit any bank to get a demand draft made, which should be payable to the "Income Tax Department," and send it to the designated PAN center along with your PAN application form.
Yes. You can very much download the copy of the digital PANcard, also known as a e-PAN. You can do this in 2 ways:
A password protected PDF, containing your PAN card is sent by the the government department to your registered email address, and the applicant can only open this digital copy using a password; that is the applicant's date of birth, that must be typed in a numeric form. For instance, if someone’s date of birth is 5th July 1990, then it would be 05061990.
Yes. Now ePAN is a valid form of a 'permanent account number'. To be precise, following the amendments to clause (c) in the explanation occurring after subsection (8) of Section 139A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and sub-rule (6) of Rule 114 of the Income Tax Rules, 1962, electronically issued and digitally signed e-PAN is now a valid mode of issue of Permanent Account Number. You can read the PAN validity annexure here . Also to mention, that the e-PAN has an improved QR code for offline PAN verification. This improved QR code provides the PAN holders' demographic (Name, DOB, Father's Name) and biometric (scanned photo and signature) information. Additionally, the Android version of "PAN QR Code Reader" on Google's "Play store" can be downloaded on any Android phone to access better QR code information.
An e-PAN is an electronic version of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, which is a tax-related identification number issued by the Income Tax Department of India to people and companies. An e-PAN card is a digital counterpart of a physical PAN card that carries the same information. An e-PAN card can be obtained through the Income Tax Department of India's e-filing portal and downloaded and printed for use. The e-PAN card is a legal document that can be used for any reason that a PAN card can be used for. Please keep in mind that some businesses or institutions may not accept the e-PAN card as a valid document and may instead require a physical PAN card. In such circumstances, you can request a physical copy of your PAN card, which will be mailed to you.
The documents required to apply for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card in India depend on the applicant's category like an NRI or foreign citizen, and the type of entity. Generally, the following documents are required for an individual applicant:
The photograph for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card should meet the following requirements:
No. The e-PAN is not free and you receive at your email address mentioned in the PAN form, once your application is successfully processed by the government department.
It takes an approximate 2 to 5 days for your NRI PAN application to be processed, and the delivery through post to any address in the U.S. takes about 20-45 days from the time of acceptance of your application case at the government's office desk. In general, the processing time for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card in India varies and depends on several factors, such as the completeness of the application, availability of an aadhaar card (UID), the accuracy of the information provided, and the workload of the processing center.
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