The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change. The Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) has provided this vide press release dated 24.01.2014 which is attached herewith ( click here to view).
- Counters of PAN facilitation centres to ask for production of original copies of proof of identity, proof of address, and date of birth documents, to every PAN applicant;
- Self-attested copies of proof of identity, proof of address and date of birth document attached with PAN application form will be verified vis-a-vis their original documents at the time of submission of PAN application;
- Original documents not to be retained by the facilitation centre, but to be returned back to applicant after verification;
- Change effective from February 3, 2014.
Disclaimer: This is not a legal opinion and should not be construed as one. Please speak with your attorney for any advice.