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What is a PAN Card

A Permanent Account Number or PAN Card is used to identify taxpayers in India. PAN Card consists of 10-digit unique alphanumeric numbers. PAN Card is used to store all the tax-related information of an individual. PAN Card is issued by the tax department of India. Apart from the alphanumeric numbers the card also contains other information such as your name, date of birth, and photograph. PAN Card is issued for a lifetime for every tax paying individual in the country.

PAN Card Application Process

The process of applying for a PAN Card is quite simple. Here is a list of steps that you need to follow in order to apply for a PAN Card:

  • Visit nearest Muthoot Finance Branch.
  • Provide Aadhaar copy as a proof of Id, Address & Dob, 2 passport-sized photograph. Check out the printed form given by branch and pay the PAN card fee.

Types of PAN Cards

There are different types of PAN Cards issued by the Tax Department for individuals, and organizations. Here is a list of different types of PAN Cards:

  • Foreigners
  • Society
  • Trusts
  • Partnerships or Firms.
  • Company
  • Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)
  • Individual.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

Types of PAN Card Forms

There are basically two types of PAN Card forms Form 49A and Form 49AA.

  • Form 49A: Form 49A is supposed to be filled by Indian nationals. Minors and students can also apply for a PAN card by filling out Form 49A.
  • Form 49AA: Form 49AA is supposed to be filled by foreign nationals who wish to obtain a PAN card in India. Both the forms contain details like the Assessing Officer (AO) code, name, address, e-mail id, phone number, etc. of the applicant.
S No Forms Description Download PAN Card PDF Form
1 49A
  • Used to apply for new PAN
  • Correct information previously submitted
Download PAN Card form 49A
2 49AA
  • For individuals/ companies not incorporated in india
Download PAN Card form 49AA

Advantages of PAN Card

PAN Card offers many benefits apart from just storing all of your tax-related information. Here is a list of advantages of having a PAN Card:

  • Helps to Start a Business.
  • Deduction in Taxation.
  • Opening a Demat Account or Bank Account.
  • Income Tax Returns Filing.
  • Investing and Purchasing RBI Bonds or Insurance.
  • Buying Foreign Currency.
  • Transaction of Listed or Unlisted Securities.

PAN Card Tracking/PAN Card Enquiry / PAN Card Online Status Check

There are multiple ways to track or enquire about the status of your PAN Card application. Here is a list of simple steps that you can follow to check the status of your PAN Card online:


Step 1: Visit https://www.trackpan.utiitsl.com/PANONLINE 

Step 2: Enter your Acknowledgement Number, Dob and Captcha Code click on the "Submit" button

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Yes, you can apply for PAN Card online through any Muthoot Finance Branch. You can avail our PAN Card services which follow safe and secure processes for hassle-free issuance of PAN Card. This service is available in 6100+ branches across the country. Simply visit your nearest Muthoot Finance branch to get this done.

Yes, the e-PAN Card is now a valid mode of issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Identity, Address and Dob proofs are required for applying PAN card. Aadhar card is mandatory for a PAN card.

A person who is an Indian citizen can apply for a PAN card with Aadhar as a proof of id, address & dob. NRIs also can apply PAN card with their passport, visa copy & bank statement.

Two identical colour photos compulsory only in case of individual applicants.

The PAN is valid for a lifetime. So you no longer need to worry about the PAN Card validity.

You can easily edit your PAN Card through Muthoot Finance branch. Submit another form “Change/Correction in PAN Data” which is available in Muthoot Finance Branch.

Applicants can now obtain their PAN Number in just 4 days. The PAN Card verification process is now completed within 4 days from the time of the approval of the PAN Card form online.

People frequently believe that a Permanent Account Number (PAN) is only available to those above the age of 18. However, the Income Tax Department has not specified an age limit for PAN Card, which means that children can apply for one.

No, there is an amount of cost including service charge + tax.

No. Obtaining/possessing more than one PAN is against the law and may attract a penalty up to ₹ 10000. Therefore, it is advisable not to obtain/possess more than one PAN.

A new visa and registration are required in case a foreign employee changes jobs in India. Copies of the PAN Card and the income tax form 16 have to be additionally submitted. In case this form is not available yet, form 26 AS can be submitted.

Yes, PAN Card is valid ID proof. The PAN number can be used to verify your identity in the government database by any private entity.

No, bank account is not necessary for a PAN card.

Every person who has been assigned a Permanent Account Number ('PAN') and is eligible to get an Aadhaar number must link their PAN with Aadhaar, according to section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 ('Act'). The process of linking PAN Card with Aadhar has been made mandatory by the government of India.

In case your PAN Card is not linked with a bank account, opening a fixed deposit account, and depositing cash more than Rs. 50,000 will not be possible. Moreover, it will also result in TDS getting deducted at 20% if the interest amount of the FD account exceeds Rs. 40,000 which is higher than the current 10%. This means your PAN Card details must be linked with your bank account.

If you wish to cancel/ surrender your PAN (which you are currently using), then you need to visit your local Income Tax Assessing Officer with a request letter to cancel/surrender your PAN.

You will get the printed Pan Application form from Muthoot Finance Branch, no need to fill form manually.

A handwritten application is not accepted when applying for a PAN Card. You need to follow the guidelines laid down by the Tax Department of India when applying for a PAN Card.

You can use your PAN number to perform the PAN verification online by filling in your details such as name, father’s name and date of birth.

UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL) is a Government Company registered under the Companies Act 1956. This application allows users to apply for a New PAN Card, make corrections and download E-PAN Card.

E-PAN Card is a digitally authenticated PAN Card implemented in e-format by Income Tax Department using Aadhar e-KYC. E PAN Card is also referred to as an e-filing PAN card.


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