The cost of a new IT PAN card issued by the Income Tax department will now cost Rs 105, including taxes. Also some stern steps have been taken to weed out the problem of fake or multiple Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards.
“The cost of getting a new PAN card, including all taxes, is Rs 105. This service charges by-and-large has been kept unchanged. The new procedures of checking original documents for proving date of birth, address and identity have been brought in to check the complaints of fake PAN cards or multiple cards obtained by any entity,” a senior I-T official said.
From February 3, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified that individuals or others wanting PAN will have to furnish copies of proof of identity, address and date of birth attached with their application forms and they will be checked against their original documents when applications are submitted at PAN facilitation centers.