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Posted @ April 11, 2013, 3:24 am under (Tax - General)

PAN Registration  in INDIA by Foreign Companies

At Amit Arun we help foreign Companies apply and obtain PAN in India within shortest possible time.  

As per the Indian government rules all foreign companies and organizations, are required to obtain a permanent account number (PAN Number) from the Income Tax Authorities of India. According to what has been specified in section 206AA which was inserted by the Finance (No.2) Act, 2009, it has been clearly stated that all foreign parties whether an individual companies or partnerships or any kind of entity who receive payment from the Indian companies after 1st April 2010 is expected to inform their pan to the Indian party which is remitting that payment.

Application for allotment of PAN is form 49AA for Non Residents. A check list for obtaining PAN of foreign parties is given below for your reference in addition to checklist provided at the end of the form 

1.  Notarized and Consularised copy of Certificate of incorporation - COI (specifying the name, address and date of incorporation). Notarization and Consularised shall be done by Indian Embassy in respective countries.


2.   In case COI doesn't specify the address of the company, please provide any other certificate (duly Notarized and Consularised by Indian Embassy in that respective country) obtained from competent authority in respective country, specifying the address and date of incorporation.


3.   A printout of application is required to be signed by the Authorized Signatory of the company. In this regard, please note that:


Signatures should be made in BLACK ink and within the designated box given in the 'Page 2' sheet. Signatures should not overlap or cross the designated boxes. Also affix company stamp at the places of signatures. No photograph needs to be attached in case of companies.


Local address should not be provided since that may create a PE issue.  Details of RA (Representative Assessee) is not mandatory in the PAN application hence, this column may be left blank.

If communication Address is outside India (a). The fee for processing PAN application is  962.00[ (Application fee  85.00 + Dispatch Charges  771.00) + 12.36% service tax]. (b). Payment can be made only by way of Demand Draft payable at Mumbai. Demand draft and cheque should be drawn in favour of 'NSDL - PAN'.

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