Saturday, 23 February 2013

Pan card

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Understand the PAN (Permanent Account
Number)


PAN is a 10 digit alpha numeric number,
where the first 5 characters are letters, the
next 4 numbers and the last one a letter
again. These 10 characters can be divided
in five parts as can be seen below. The
meaning of each number has been
explained further.
1. First three characters are alphabetic
series running from AAA to ZZZ
2. Fourth character of PAN represents the
status of the PAN holder.
• C — Company
• P — Person
• H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
• F — Firm
• A — Association of Persons (AOP)
• T — AOP (Trust)
• B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
• L — Local Authority
• J — Artificial Juridical Person
• G — Government
3. Fifth character represents first character
of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.
4. Next four characters are sequential
number running from 0001 to 9999.
5. Last character in the PAN is an
alphabetic check digit.
Nowadays, the DOI (Date of Issue) of PAN
card is mentioned at the right (vertical)
hand side of the photo on the PAN
card. .........!