Income Tax department of India has prescribed a set of documents that every individual and HUF have to submit while submitting request application for a new PAN card. Proof of address and proof of identity are two major documents which are necessary for every applicant to attach while applying for a new PAN card.
For both address and identity proof there is a list of documents out of which applicant can submit any one. But in some cases where the applicant is not able to produce his/ her identity or address proof, Income tax department allow them to submit a Certificate of identity or address certificate signed by a Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted Officer.
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Earlier there was no prescribed format for the certificate of identity from MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer. But to make this process more organized, now Income tax department has created a standard format. You can download this format from the official website of Income tax and affix your recent passport size photo same as you affixed on your PAN card application and fill it with your particulars like Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Address etc. and get it signed by the authorized signatory.
Once you get this certificate filed and signed by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer then it will work as a proof of identity or proof of address for your PAN card application. This Verification Certificate comes under the provisions of Rules 114(4) of IT Rules, 1962 of PAN (Individual / HUF).
To download the verification certificate for PAN card : Click HERE
Other documents which can serve the purpose of Identity proof for Pan Card application is:-
- School Leaving Certificate, Matriculation Certificate, Degree of Recognized Educational Institution, Depository Account Statement, Valid Credit Card, Bank Account Statement, Water Bill, Ration Card, Property Tax Assessment Order, Passport, Voter’s Identity Card and Driving License
Other documents which can serve the purpose of proof of address for Pan Card application is:-
- Electricity Bill, Telephone Bill, Depository Account Statement, Credit Card Statement, Bank Account Statement, Rent Receipt, Employer Certificate, Ration Card, Passport, Voter’s Identity Card, Property Tax Assessment Order and Driving License