Want PAN? Produce original documents

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The procedure for PAN allotment process will change February 3rd onwards. Reuters The procedure for PAN allotment process will change February 3rd onwards. Reuters
SummaryThe procedure for permanent account number (PAN) allotment process will change February 3rd onwards.

Come February, all those planning to apply for a permanent account number (PAN) will have to produce original documents related to identification, address and date of birth when applying. 

According to a statement issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the procedure for PAN allotment process will change February 3rd onwards. 

“Every PAN applicant has to submit self-attested copies of proof of identity (POI), proof of address (POA) and date of birth (DOB) documents and also produce original documents of such POI/POA/DOB documents, for verification at the counter of PAN facilitation centres,” the statement said. 

Currently, while document regarding DOB is not required while applying for the PAN card, original documents are also not to be produced at the time of submitting the application. 

The statement added that the copies of identity proof, address proof and date of birth have to be attached with PAN application form. This will be verified vis a vis the original documents at the time of submission.

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