Friday, January 21, 2011

PAN Numbers (ten-digit alphanumeric number Details)

PAN Numbers Details

A typical PAN is AFZPK7190K.
First three characters i.e. “AFZ” in the above PAN are alphabetic series running from
AAA to ZZZ
Fourth character of PAN i.e. “P” in the above PAN represents the status of the PAN
holder. “P” stands for Individual, “F” stands for Firm, “C” stands for Company, “H”
stands for HUF, “A” stands for AOP, “T” stands for TRUST etc.
Fifth character i.e. “K” in the above PAN represents first character of the PAN
holder’s last name/surname.
Next four characters i.e. “7190” in the above PAN are sequential number running
from 0001 to 9999.
Last character i.e. “K” in the above PAN is an alphabetic check digit.

2 comments:

  1. I have seen some PAN numbers with fourth digit as R, E, I, G, L and S. What do they stand for?

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  2. G - Govt.
    L - Local Authority
    T - AOP (Trust)
    A - Association of Persons (AOP)
    B - Body of Individuals (BOI)
    J - Artificial Juridicial Person

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