NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) is one of two agencies authorised by the Income Tax Department to manage PAN-related services. TIN NSDL is responsible for the issuance of fresh PAN cards and approving corrections/changes.
Did you know this company also offers NPS, APY and Aadhaar-based services?
Let us look into the details of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited.
NSDL was established in 1995 to modernise the Indian financial market by providing necessary infrastructures for the Indian security market. NSDL provided the facility to hold bonds and shares in a dematerialised format in depository accounts, which allows for quick transfer of securities.
Besides depositories, NSDL also set up and operates several e-governance projects. It has implemented around 18 projects across seven ministries and autonomous bodies. Some of them are as follows:
In 2013, NSDL demerged into two separate companies — National Securities Depository Limited and NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited. While the former was responsible for only the depositories business, the latter was made for all other services, including TIN, PAN, UID and CRA.
Recently, NSDL e-Governance has changed its name to Protean eGov Technologies Limited. It now manages TIN on behalf of the Income Tax Department (ITD) and has a 46.8% market share in PAN issuance.
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The Income Tax Department of India set up the Tax Information Network (TIN) to modernise the taxation system using technology. TIN NSDL is a repository of nationwide tax information used for processing, accounting, monitoring, and collection of direct taxes. Protean eGov Technology Ltd manages the TIN-NSDL portal on behalf of the IT Department.
The following describes the working of this network.
This facility of NSDL allows taxpayers to pay their outstanding taxes online. Those with a bank account and debit card/net banking facility can fill up and submit the challan through an external portal.
Taxpayers need to deduct tax at source when making payments as per the Income Tax Act. TIN NSDL allows you to submit TDS/TCS returns in both physical and electronic formats.
All tax paying entities in India have to quote their PAN for high-value transactions. On TIN-NSDL’s web portal, you can apply for a new PAN, check application status and make changes/corrections.
TAN related services
Under Section 203A of the IT Act, individuals/firms that deduct/collect tax at source need a TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number). These entities can apply for a new TAN and request correction on TIN NSDL.
Some account offices have to get an Account Office Identification Number (AIN). These entities can apply for AIN at NSDL. Moreover, they can download their Book Identification Number (BIN).
Annual Information Return
Entities involved in high-value transactions can file their AIR, track its status, register and change/renew their Digital Signature Certificate via TIN NSDL.
Online PAN verification
Entities approved by the ITD (for example, banks, NBFCs, KRAs, etc.) can verify PAN details of taxpayers and make status enquiry.
Submit Form 24G
Payments and accounts offices, as well as district treasury offices, need to file form 24G as per IT notifications.
Follow the given steps to apply for a new PAN via TIN NSDL:
Visit the official website of TIN NSDL and click on the option to apply for a new PAN.
After clicking on ‘Application Type’, select the correct form (Form 49A /Form 49AA) and taxpayer category.
Fill out the rest of the form, enter the CAPTCHA code and click on ‘Submit’.
After the generation of the token number, you will have to click on the link to continue the application procedure.
On the next page, enter these details — your name, Aadhaar number and father/mother’s name. Then, click on ‘Next’.
Now, you have to fill in your income details, address and contact details.
Find and enter these details from the given window — AO number, type, area code and range code. Next, select and upload scanned copies of required documents.
Pay the required fees for PAN card dispatch via debit card, credit card, net banking or demand draft.
Enter the OTP (One Time Password) sent to your mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
Download and take a printout of the acknowledgement slip and send it with relevant documents to NSDL’s office by post.
ITD has authorised TIN NSDL to set up TIN Facilitation Centres cum PAN Service Centres in almost every major city in the country. These centres provide PAN application forms Form (49A and Form 49AA).
People can get their required form and submit it at the nearest PAN Service Centre, along with the necessary documents to apply for a new PAN card. Users can also update their PAN cards, surrender additional PAN cards, deposit e-TDS/TCS returns, submit Form 24G from account offices and apply for TAN at these facilities.
To find the nearest TIN Facilitation Centre for PAN application, follow the given steps:
Visit the official website of TIN NSDL and click on ‘Facilitation Centre’.
Click on ‘Search PAN Centre’ to find the nearest PAN Service Centre.
To search by PIN Code, enter the PIN code of your residential address. Otherwise, you can enter the name of your city and state from the drop-down menu.
Also read: PAN Card Issuance And Application Process
The Income Tax Department, with the help of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, provides PAN card related services in India. It also provides other e-governance and IT services for the nation, including Aadhaar authentication, e-sign services and social security programs.
Ans: After successful Aadhaar authentication, PAN applicants should take a printout of their acknowledgement receipt and sign it. They should put it in an envelope marked ‘Application for PAN’ and send it to NSDL’s office by courier/post within 15 days of application.
Ans: Keep the following things in mind:
You need to furnish copies of proof of identity, address and date of birth.
Applicants need to paste two colour photographs on this form.
They need to mention the designation and code of their AO.
Ans: Yes, any person eligible for Aadhaar needs to quote his/her Aadhaar number in a PAN card application as per Section 139AA of the IT Act. If you do not have an Aadhaar card, you can apply for it and quote your Enrolment ID in the PAN application form.
Ans: Follow the given steps:
Go to TIN NSDL’s official website and click on ‘online PAN services’.
Select the option that allows you to check PAN/TAN application status.
Choose PAN in the application type and enter the acknowledgement number.
Enter the CAPTCHA code and click on ‘Submit’.
Ans: Follow these steps to make corrections via TIN NSDL’s official website:
Click on ‘apply for PAN online’ in online PAN services.
Click on ‘Apply’ and select the option saying ‘changes or correction in existing PAN card’.
Fill out the form to submit correction details.
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