If you are trying to apply for new PAN (Permanent Account Number) and stuck with AO code for PAN, then this post may help you to understand AO Code and select right AO code for PAN for whom you are applying for new PAN. Now, what is AO code? It includes Area code, AO type, Range Type and AO Number. All these four items you have to provide for applying PAN in AO Code section.
But how will you get all these things or how do you select right Code for PAN among so many available AO codes in your city? Many people face an issue, then they contact professional person and pay him extra bucks for that. But selecting AO-code is very easy if you try to understand and read all the available AO code description within your city. Whereas in a case of an individual applicant who is defense personnel (Army / Air Force) is provided separately. But for other individuals (P) can find their AO-Code by searching their city.
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Applicant statuses other than individual are Company (C), Partnership Firm (F), Trust (T), Local Authority (L), Body of Individuals (B), Association of Persons (A), Hindu Undivided Family (H), Artificial Juridical Person (J), Limited Liability Partnership (F) and Government (G)
Steps to select AO Code for PAN
Step 1: Open NSDL official website and go to AOcode search for PAN: Click here
Step 2: If your residing or your office is located in Kolkata (suppose), then click K for Kolkata. You can do according to your city where your company/organization is located for salaried persons or where he is located or his business is located for non-salaried persons
Step 3: Once you click on Kolkata ( or for any other city) then you can find there are many wards / Circles / Ranges / Commissioners within your city. Now your job is to find AO Code for PAN for an applicant.
If you are a salaried person, then you have to select your AO-Code according to your office address. Read all descriptions for each ward / Circle / Range / Commissioner. Now you will realize that Ward / Circle / Range / Commissioner are mostly defined according to some basic information of the applicant. These are Government organization of private organization where the applicant is working, teaching or nonteaching staff, office address, company name initial letter and applicant’s earnings etc. So based on this information you have to select right AO Code for PAN. If you do not have taxable income or small business then you can select AO Code for PAN based on PIN code where you are residing or you run your business.
Once you select right AO-Code and click on submit, you will be redirected to PAN application page and your AO Code for PAN will be posted over there. Now you must realize that how easy it is. I also personally help many people to find their AO Code for PAN. But if you are still facing any difficulty, then consult your known expert or professional person or directly visit Income Tax office.
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I think you have found this step by step guidance very helpful because most new applicants find it very complicated and they finally select it with a lot of doubts. It should not happen because it is very easy and simple but due to lack of knowledge, it happens to everyone. Not only that when people are trying to read online guide they still do not find it is simple because most professionals will teach you like an expert and also guide you like you are also an expert which is an actually wrong approach. I also asked many people to know this but experts taught me like a way that it is such a big thing, so I could not understand this. AND I had to rely on people and pay them for their service. So with all basic knowledge from many experts, I started reading many article & guidance online. I spent hours to understand this. Finally, I sat down to apply for new Permanent Account Number card and I found it was very easy. I was easily able to find AO Code and applied for Permanent Account Number. Though I already have my Permanent account Number what I did through someone from my office. But this time it was for my close person and I can not deny as an all-time online guy. So when I did it then I thought I should share it with you too.