Permanent Account Number (PAN) is now mandatory for applicants other than Government Departments for getting service tax registration besides email and mobile number. Applicants, who are not Government Departments shall not be granted registration in the absence of PAN. The registration shall mandatorily require the PAN number of the proprietor or the legal entity being registered should be quoted in the application form except for government departments,.

Existing registrants, except Government departments not having PAN shall obtain PAN and apply online for conversion of temporary registration to PAN based registration by 31st May, 2015, failing which the temporary registration shall be liable for cancellation.

Relevant CIRCULAR NO. 997/4/2015-CX,Dated: February 28, 2015 and Extract from the same-

5) Henceforth, registration shall mandatorily require that the PAN number of the proprietor or the legal entity being registered be quoted with the exception of the Government Departments for whom this requirement shall be non-mandatory. Applicants, who are not Government Department, shall not be granted registration in the absence of PAN number.

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