Attention of all TIN-Facilitation Centers (TIN-FCs) is hereby invited to the procedure prescribed for accepting PAN applications. As you are aware, the documents to be accepted as Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) have been prescribed in the Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962.
Income Tax Department (ITD) has now informed that certificate of the Oath Commissioners and Notary public are not to be accepted as POI or POA while accepting PAN applications as these documents are not covered as per the provisions of Rule 114(4) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962.
All TIN-FCs are advised to take note of the above and ensure compliance.
For and on behalf of