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How to read your Income Tax PAN?

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 How to read your Income Tax PAN?

The Income Tax Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Indian Income Tax Department.

A typical PAN for an individual would be AABPS1205E.

However, this appears to be a mysterious coded number to most of the people, there are some elements which would help you to validate a PAN.

The fourth letter of your PAN reflects your status. As such for an individual the letter will be 'P' for an HUF it will be an 'H', for firms - 'F' and for companies - 'C'.

The fifth letter of your PAN is the first letter of your surname in case of individuals and the first letter of the name in other cases. For example, in Nikhil Kumar's PAN the fourth letter will be 'P' and the fifth letter will be 'K'.

The other alphabets and numbers are allotted based on the Income Tax Department's series database.




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hi

i want to now the details of my PAN card .

as it is prepared by one of friend .

from where did i get the information

 
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CA CS B. Com. NCFM (Capital market)

Very good info.. I dod not know that !!!

 
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Originally posted by :CA Prakash Somani (A helping Hand)
" Very good info.. I dod not know that !!! "


 

yes really good info.........i was only aware of first letter of surname(i.e 5th letter of PAN card)

 
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C.A. Final Student


Good Information..

 
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i know but please find out

about this

 
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CA Final student


CRITICAL OBSERVATION GOOD

KEEP IT UP

 
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MBA (Finance) B.Com.(P)

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FIRST 3 DIGITS IN PAN NO. ISSUED BY INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT OF INDIA AND ALSO THE 10TH DIGIN MEANING.

I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET & FOUND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ONLY ABOUT 4TH & 5TH DIGIT OF PAN NO. HERE IT IS:

ASSUME PAN NO. IS AAASA1234A

AAA S A 1234 A
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5 4 3 2 1
1.Alphabetic check Digit
2.Sequential number running from 0001 to 9999
3.First character of assessee’s last name/surname
4.Status
5.Alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier, issued by Income Tax Department. Each assessee (e.g. individual, firm, company etc.) is issued a unique PAN.

1-5 field are alpha(A to Z)
6-9 field are numeric(0-9)
10 field is alpha(A-Z)


Forth field of pan denotes assessee status :
for individual="P"
for Company="C"
for Trust ="T"
for partnership firm="F"
Body of Individual:"B"

Association of persons:"A"
HUF="H"
Local authority:"L"
Govt.="G"
judicial artificial person:"j"

2.Fifth field of PAN denotes NAME


In case of individual: Surname/last name(as given in pan application)
for ex. in case of Ram Kumar(individual)
5th field will be "K"
4th field will be "P"
In case of Ram Kumar Gupta(Individual)
5th field will be "G"
4th field will be "P"


In case of All Other Assesees (not confirmed for all the assessee)
5th field will be first letter of Name/first Name
for ex : In case of Suresh Jindal (HUF)(confirmed)
5th field will be "S"(first letter of First name i.e Suresh)
4th field will be "H"(for Huf)

for ex: in case of ABB LTD(confirmed)
5th field will be "A"(first letter of First name)

4th field will be "C"(for company)

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PLEASE REPLY IF ANYONE KNOWS...

THANKS

PRAVEEN KUMAR

 
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professional accountant

 good explanation by praveen kumar

 
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M.Com C.A SAP Consultant

Originally posted by :shailesh agarwal
"  One important link below to know your PAN : https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/knowpan/knowpan.jsp "


 

 
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