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Permanent Account Number (PAN) number is a unique number issued by the Income Tax department. PAN number is a 10-digit number, which is issued with a laminated PAN card. The PAN card includes additional details such as photograph and date of birth.
PAN number is compulsory for the following cases
Apart from the above, PAN number is compulsory for anybody who wants to file income tax returns.
PAN number is essential for every correspondence with the income tax department such as filing of taxes, checking status of refunds, etc. Additionally, it is compulsory to quote your PAN number in certain transactions listed below.
To apply for a PAN number, you need to fill up a form 49A. Some specific pointers for filling up the form:
As you can see PAN number is very important for every taxpayer.
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