The PAN which is an abbreviation of the Permanent Account Number is a ten-digit alphanumeric code issued by the Income Tax Department in India. The PAN is a unique and permanent number and remains valid for the lifetime of its holders. At present, the Income Tax Department issues the PAN number by way of a plastic identity card or ecard. A typical PAN Card contains the following information.
The name printed on the PAN Card and the Database of the PAN card holder with the Income Tax Department is generally same, however in some cases, it may differ. For all purposes, the PAN details are accepted as it is with the Income Tax Department database. In case you are planning to start a company or an LLP the details of the PAN Holder gets fetched from the database of the IT Department and following particulars must match
To put it simply for the incorporation of a company or for the purpose of allotment of a Directors Identification Number (DIN), the applicant has to fill an eform known as Spice Form or DIN-3 Form respectively. In the first part of these forms, the applicant has to fill his name, fathers name, PAN Number and date of birth, thereafter the same need to be validated by clicking a button in the form. If the date entered in the form is exactly the same as in the database of the income tax department then the form gets validated. In case the data is not validated then the applicant has to check the details in the PAN Card Database by calling to the income tax department customer care number and can find out as to what does not match. The next is to prepare for making an application for change of the details of the PAN Card.
Sometimes the PAN Database gets validated with the PAN Holders details as in the PAN Card, but their other documents may have different details, for example, the passport, voter Id Card, Driving License, Bank Passport may have details slightly different. These happen due to an error at the time of making these documents, change of name after marriage, or any other reasons.
PAN Card Change Application: The application for changing the PAN Card shall be made online or offline, however, whatever method you chose the self-attested document must be submitted to the department.
Online Mode: For making an online application for correction fill the form online, pay the fee through online mode and thereafter the applicant shall receive an acknowledgment. The supporting documents along with signed acknowledgment need to be couriered to the address as indicated in the acknowledgment itself.