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Companies to get PAN, TAN in one day

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018

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CBDT says in 19,704 firms got PAN in one day till March 31

To further enhance ease of doing business, the Income-Tax Department has joined hands with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to issue Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) in one day, if not in just a few hours.

Official data reveal that as many as 19,704 companies were allotted PAN in this manner till March 31, 2017.

During March 2017, of the 10,894 newly incorporated companies, PAN was allotted within four hours in 95.63 per cent of the cases and within one day in all cases, said the Ministry.

Similarly, TAN was allotted to all such companies within four hours in 94.7 per cent cases and within one day in 99.73 per cent cases.

“Applicant companies submit a common application form SPICe (INC 32) on MCA portal and once the data of incorporation is sent to the Central Board of Direct Taxes by MCA, the PAN and TAN are issued immediately without any further intervention of the applicant,” said the Finance Ministry on Tuesday.

The CBDT has also introduced the Electronic PAN Card (E-PAN) which is sent by email, in addition to issue of the physical PAN Card, to all applicants including individuals where PAN is allotted.

The move is expected to significantly improve the ranking of India in the Ease of Doing Business Study of the World Bank by reducing the number of processes of registration for companies as well as making it simpler to set up businesses.

In the 2017 rankings, India ranked 155 in setting a business, falling four places from the 2016 ranking, when it was at 151.

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Published on April 11, 2017
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