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How to Surrender PAN Card?

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How to Surrender PAN Card?

The Income Tax Department (ITD) issues a Permanent Account Number (PAN), an alphanumeric identifier in card form, to individuals upon application. Each PAN allotted and PAN card issued remains valid for a lifetime. However, in cases where PAN holders lose or damage their PAN card, the ITD provides a duplicate PAN card.

There are two methods to apply for a Duplicate PAN card:

  1. Online Method: This method involves applying for a duplicate PAN card through online platforms provided by the ITD.
  2. Offline Method: Alternatively, individuals can apply for a duplicate PAN card through offline channels, typically involving physical forms and submission at designated centers.

In certain scenarios, individuals may inadvertently possess more than one PAN. For example, if someone loses their PAN card and intends to reissue it but encounters discrepancies in their address details, they might apply for a new PAN instead of rectifying the existing one. This can lead to the issuance of multiple PANs, which should be avoided to prevent complications and ensure accurate tax reporting.

How to Surrender PAN Card Online

Follow the steps given below to surrender your PAN card:

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal
    Visit the TIN-NSDL portal and select the “Changes/Correction in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card” option from the “Application Type” drop-down list. Enter the PAN details of the PAN card you wish to retain here.
  2. Enter the required details
    Hence, fill out the form entirely and click on the “Submit” option. A “Token Number” is generated. You can take a screenshot of the screen in case you might require the token number for future reference. Click on the “Continue with PAN Application Form” option.

    TIN-NSDL - Continue With PAN Application Form Option
  3. Enter the PAN details
    Enter the PAN number of the PAN you wish to surrender under the “Contact & Other Details” section.


    TIN-NSDL - Contact and Other Details
  4. Upload the required documents
    Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature and the required documents. If an individual is requesting the surrender of PAN, they themselves should sign the acknowledgment receipt, else they must be signed by the authorized signatories.
  5. Complete the payment process
    Hence, complete three sections of the form and click on the “Submit” option. You will then be shown a preview of your application form. Proceed forward to complete the payment.TIN-NSDL - Online PAN Application Sections

After successfully completing the payment process, you’ll be able to download and print the acknowledgment form for future reference and as proof of payment. It’s essential to send a printed copy of this acknowledgment form to NSDL e-Gov, along with two photographs, for further processing. To ensure smooth handling, label the envelope as “Application for PAN Cancellation” and include the acknowledgment number.

The acknowledgment form and documents should be sent to the following address:

NSDL e-Gov at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th Floor, Mantri Sterling,
Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,
Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
Pune – 411 016.

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Official Income Tax Return filing website: https://incometaxindia.gov.in/

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