Applying for new PAN card? Father’s name not mandatory
The Income Tax department has amended rules for new PAN card applications. Under the new Income Tax Rules, 1962, giving father's name is optional but only for those with single mothers.
New Delhi: The income tax department has changed rules for those applying for a new PAN card, allowing individual taxpayers the flexibility to furnish their mother’s name instead of that of their father’s. So far, it was mandatory to mention one’s father’s name in the application for a Permanent Account Number but now the exception has been made for those with single parents.