A PAN is mandatory for all those who file their income tax returns. It is very essential to quote a PAN number on all kinds of financial and investment related transactions in India. If you are having a PAN card then it’s good, but what if you have misplaced or lost it? Well, in the previous article I have mentioned how to apply for a new PAN card. Here you’ll know how to get a duplicate PAN card.
You can apply for a duplicate PAN card under the following conditions:
- If you have lost/misplaced your PAN card.
- If you did not receive the PAN card, even after the dispatch of the PAN card by the Department under certificate of posting.
- If there are errors in the PAN card issued to you. For example, due to subsequent change of name etc or incorrect information given by you while filling the form.
Procedure to apply for duplicate PAN card:
1) You need to fill the PAN reissue form which you can get either from the nearest Income Tax office.
2) In the form you should include all the necessary details including original PAN card number.
3) You should mention the reason on how you lost the original card and it should be convincing.
4) You can also get the duplicate PAN card form from http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Archive/ChangeForm.pdf.
5) You should be very careful while filling in the details because on these grounds , income tax department verifies that whether application for duplicate pan card has come from the original card holder or not.
6) You need to fix a stamp size photograph of yours on duplicate pan card form.
7) There must be a address proof and a copy of FIR of your lost PAN card.
8) Provide the same signature as is there on the original PAN card to avoid any discrepancy.
9) Submit the application for duplicate pan card along with all the required documents and deposit the specified fee.
10) After that, the processing will start verifying the details given in duplicate pan card form and application.
11) It takes around 15-16 working days to process application for duplicate pan card and you’ll receive your new Pan card within 2-4 weeks at your address mentioned in the form.