Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department. All existing assesses or taxpayers or persons who are required to furnish a return of income, even on behalf of others, must obtain PAN. It is mandatory to quote PAN on return of income, all correspondence with any income tax authority.
The Documents and information needs to be submitted along with application for PAN card are :
1. Two recent, colored photograph (Stamp Size: 3.5 cms x 2.5 cms) on Form 49A (for individual
2. Proof of Identity
3. Proof of Address
4. Proof of Date of Birth