Form 49A : PAN card application form

Form 49 A is required to be submitted to the income tax department to get a PAN number for individual.

So form 49A is basically a PAN request application form for allotment of Permanent Account Number under section 139A of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

It is a simple form and only proof of identity and proof of address is required to be submitted along with the application form at any income tax office in India. The PAN card is sent on the communication address and there is no need to go and collect the same from the Income tax office.

PAN number is becoming mandatory day by day in most transactions and as per new income tax rules in 2010 income tax authorities can impose up to 20% of tax deducted at source (TDS) if the recipient of the income fails to provide his PAN to the agency giving this amount.

You can download for free soft copy of form 49A in excel format and also in PDF format along with detailed instructions for filling form 49A

The Income tax department has introduced a new form in PDF format effective from November 1st 2011. Kindly use this form from now onward.

Form 49A free download
Form 49A in Excel format Form 49A in excel
Form 49A in PDF format Form 49A in PDF (new applicable from 1st Nov 2011)
Instructions to fill form 49A Form 49A instructions
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PAN card correction form PAN correction / change form

Any document from the following is to submitted as proof of address and proof of identity. Only photocopy is to be attached along with form 49A

Proof of Identity
Proof of Address
School leaving certificate
Electricity bill*
Matriculation certificate
Telephone bill*
Degree of a recognized educational institution
Depository account statement*
Depository account statement
Credit card statement*
Credit card statement
Bank account statement/bank pass book*
Bank account statement/ bank pass book
Rent receipt*
Water bill
Employer certificate*
Ration card
Property tax assessment order
Voters Identity card
Property tax assessment order
Voters Identity Card
Driving License
Driving License
Ration card
Certificate of identity signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or Gazetted Officer.
Certificate of address signed by Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or Gazetted Officer.

* Documents submitted, as proof of address for serial numbers 1 to 7 should not be more than six months old from the date of application.

Important Note

  • Those individuals / companies already allotted a ten-digit alphanumeric PAN shall not apply again, as having or using more than one PAN is illegal as per Income tax laws in India
  • Other than this request for a new PAN card with the same PAN or/and changes or correction in PAN data can be made by filling up the form for ‘Request for New PAN Card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN Data’.