How to apply for a PAN? Can an application for PAN be made on plain paper?
PAN application should be made only on Form 49A (for Indian citizens, Indian Companies, Entities incorporated in India and unincorporated entities formed in India) and Form 49AA (for individuals not being a citizen of India, entities incorporated outside India and unincorporated entities formed outside India). A PAN application (Form 49A/49AA) can be downloaded from the website of Income Tax Department, photocopied (on A4 size 70 GSM paper) or obtained from any other source. The form is also available at IT PAN Service centers and TIN Facilitation centers. PAN application may be made on Form 49A/Form 49AA obtained from any source other than IT PAN Service Centers or TIN Facilitation Centers. For instance, a PAN application may be made on form downloaded from the website of Income Tax department or UTIISL or NSDL; or on form printed by local printers or a photocopy of downloaded or printed form.
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