Transactions in which quoting of PAN is mandatory

The uses of PAN are ample. While the below are obvious reasons, there are some transactions that require us to quote our PAN number.

  • PAN needs to be quoted while paying direct taxes
  • While registering a business, PAN information needs to be mandatorily furnished
  • Taxpayers need to input their PAN when paying income tax

Following are the transactions in which quoting of PAN is mandatory by every person except the Central Government, the State Governments and the Consular Offices:

  • Sale or purchase of a motor vehicle or vehicle other than two wheeled vehicles.
  • Opening an account [other than a time-deposit referred at point No. 12 and a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account] with a banking company or a co-operative bank
  • Making an application for issue of a credit or debit card.
  • Opening of a demat account with a depository, participant, custodian of securities or any other person with SEBI
  • Payment in cash of an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 to a hotel or restaurant against bill at any one time.
  • Payment in cash of an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 in connection with travel to any foreign country or payment for purchase of any foreign currency at any one time.
  • Payment of an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 to a Mutual Fund for purchase of its units
  • Payment of an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 to a company or an institution for acquiring debentures or bonds issued by it.
  • Payment of an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 to the Reserve Bank of India for acquiring bonds issued by it.
  • Deposits of cash exceeding Rs. 50,000 during any one day with a banking company or a cooperative bank.
  • Deposits of cash aggregating to more than Rs. 2,50,000 during the period of 09th November 2016 to 30th December 2016 with a banking company, cooperative bank or post office.
  • Payment in cash for an amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 during any one day for purchase of bank drafts or pay orders or banker's cheques from a banking company or a co-operative bank.
  • A time deposit of amount exceeding Rs. 50,000 or aggregating to more than Rs. 5 lakh during a financial year with
    • a banking company or a co-operative bank
    • a Post Office
    • a Nidhi referred to in section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013 or
    • a non-banking financial company
  • Payment in cash or by way of a bank draft or pay order or banker's cheque of an amount aggregating to more than Rs. 50,000 in a financial year for one or more pre-paid payment instruments, as defined in the policy guidelines for issuance and operation of pre-paid payment instruments issued by Reserve Bank of India under section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 to a banking company or a co-operative bank or to any other company or institution.
  • Payment of an amount aggregating to more than Rs. 50,000 in a financial year as life insurance premium to an insurer
  • A contract for sale or purchase of securities (other than shares) for amount exceeding Rs. 1 lakh per transaction
  • Sale or purchase, by any person, of shares of a company not listed in a recognized stock exchange for amount exceeding Rs. 1 lakh per transaction.
  • Sale or purchase of any immovable property for an amount exceeding Rs. 10 lakh or valued by stamp valuation authority referred to in section 50C of the Act at an amount exceeding ten lakh rupees.
  • Sale or purchase of goods or services of any nature other than those specified above for an amount exceeding Rs. 2 lakh per transaction.
  • To Remit money out of India
  • Pan information is required for transfer of funds from NRE to NRO account
  • Payments made for more than Rs.5 lakhs towards purchase of jewellery and bullion also require PAN information of the purchaser to be furnished