PAN Card for Minors: All You Need to Know
June 09, 2021
A permanent Account Number abbreviated as PAN is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department to Indian taxpayers. The department records all tax-related transactions and information of an individual against his unique permanent account number
A Permanent Account Number (PAN) is required by every tax-paying citizen and business in India. It allows the government to keep a record of all major transactions and also identify the tax defaulters.
Given the nature of PAN and its usage, the majority of people think that it’s something that concerns individuals of age 18 years and above. However, that’s not true. In fact, the Income Tax department doesn’t specify any age-bound requirement for a person to apply for a PAN card.
Not only the PAN-issuing body, i.e., National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) can issue PANs for minors, availing it has its advantages.
The following are some of the situations in which a child may require a PAN:
If a person wants to make an investment in their name.
If they are a nominee of investments in properties, gold, etc.
If they want to open a bank account, or a Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana account (in the case of a girl).
If they are earning. This is because then their income is merged with their parent’s income for tax purposes.
PAN Application Process of Minors
You can apply for PAN for a child by following these steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of NSDL, click on ‘Online PAN application’.
Step 2: On the homepage click on the “New PAN for Indian Citizen (Form 49 or Form 49A)” option.
Step 3: After that enter the required details (Child’s name, parent’s phone number, and e-mail address, etc).
Step 4: Select the ‘Category of Applicant’ from the dropbox list.
Step 5: After completing the personal details, enter the demographic information (Like the state, district, locality, the residence of the parents, et).
Step 6: Upload the supporting documents.
Step 7: After filling in the application form, select a mode of payment (Demand draft, Cheque, Credit/debit card, or Net banking)
Step 8: After the confirmation process, click on “Submit” after which a reference number will appear on screen. The number will help you in tracking the application.
Step 9: After all the above processes, within 60 days of receiving the SMS, the PAN card will be sent by post to the address mentioned in the form.
DOB Proof – Passport, Aadhar Card, Municipal Birth Certificate, Marksheet.
Address Proof – Passport, Aadhar Card, property document
Identity Proof – Passport, Aadhar Card, driving license, Ration Card
We believe, now the process and documentation aspects while applying for PAN of minors are clear and understandable to you.