April 22, 2024
There is a myth about Age for PAN Card eligibility. Most of the people assuming that only 18 years old or more than to it only eligible for applying for the PAN Card. But its only the Myth, Minor can also apply for the PAN Card in India. 

Reason Why PAN Card Required for Minor:

Nominee: If you are going to declare minor nominee for your investment, property, stock, etc. You need to furnish PAN Card for the minor.
Investment: If you want to make some investment on your minor child in such a case, you need PAN Card of your small child as well as yours.
Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account: Pan Card is required if you are opening a bank account of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana for your daughter.
Income Tax: If your child is earning. Normally minor income clubbed with their parents. But there are some exceptions in which income tax charged on the hand of minor like parents are not alive, minor is differently able, and minor earning income by using his/her skill.

Process for applying PAN Card for Minor

Online Pan Card Application for Minor

•Visit the official government website for PAN Card   https://www.onlineservices.nsdl.com/paam/endUserRegisterContact.htmlBefore filing the form, read all instruction   related to Form 49A.
• Choose the application type and proper category.
• Go the application form section
• Fill your details, like title, Name, DOB, Emil ID, and mobile number.
• Now enter captcha code and click on the submit button
• Upload photograph, address proof, identity proof, proof of age of the minor and his/her parents, guardian.
• Signature of parents or guardian.
• Make a payment of ₹107 if you are Indian and ₹ 989 if you are NRI (non-resident–Indian). You can make payment via   credit card, debit card, internet banking, or demand draft.
• After that, click on the submit button. You will get an acknowledgment number to track the status of the   application.

Offline Pan Card Application for Minor

• Read all instructions before filling the form.
• Download Form 49A from the website.
• Fill all the details and recheck all the information once again.
• Attach a copy of all required documents with the application.
• Enclose two photographs of the minor.
• Submit all the documents and fees to the NSDL office.
• After all required verification PAN card will be sent to the mentioned address.

Document required for Minor PAN Card:

Parents and guardians can apply for the PAN Card of minor as per the income tax act. For minor PAN Card, parent and guardian can represent their id proof as minor. 
If the minor had aadhaar card, aadhaar number of minors should be filled in the application form, not representative. 

Identity proof of guardian required as follows:

• Aadhaar Card
• Ration Card
• Driving License
• Voter ID
• Passport
• Arm’s License
• Pensioner Card
• CGHS Photo Card
• ECHS Card
• Original bank certificate with the bank account number of the applicant and an attested photograph.

Address proof of guardian required as follows:

• Aadhaar Card
• Voter ID
• Passport
• Driving License
• Post office passbook
• Property registration document
• Domicile
• Employer certificate
• Allotment letter of accommodation

Copy of following documents not old more than 3 Months

• Electricity bill
• Broadband connection bill
• Water bill
• Telephone Bill
• Bank Account Statement
• Depository Account Number
• Credit card statement

Age Proof

You have to submit a copy of any of the following documents as the age proof.
• Addhaar Card
• Birth Certificate
• Passport
• Mark Sheet
• Photo ID card issued by government
• Domicile
• CGHS photo card
• ECHS photo card
Pan card of minor doesn’t have any photograph; therefore, it could not use as an identity proof. After turn 18, you have to apply for PAN card updation.

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