Find out your Income Tax Circle / Ward
With the increasing usage of Internet for Income Tax related work including tasks such as applying for PAN / TAN or filing Income Tax return, the common problem being faced by many taxpayers/ assessees is how to find out their particular Circle/ Ward/ Range in which they need to file return with or are assessed with.
Normally, this information is provided by your advocate or CA, however the same details can be easily found out on the official websites.
Application of PAN – the link used is https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/servlet/AOSearch In this link, applicants can find the Assessing Officer code on the basis of their city and the address.
In case of TAN, https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/tan/servlet/TanAOSearch is used for finding out the AO Code.
For further details regarding finding out the assessing officer, an interactive guide is at http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ao/firstlevel.asp Here one can find their exact details on the basis of their address, income level, sources of income and other parameters.
However, many of the details found on above link are not exhaustive and are incomplete. As such in most likelihood, you will need to visit your local Income Tax Office or your financial adviser.