The PAN is definitely a unique way to identify a taxpayer.

  • The first three characters are a series of alphabets from AAA to ZZZ.
  • The fourth character represents what kind of taxpayer you are:
  1. A — Association of Persons (AOP)
  2. B — Body of Individuals (BOI)

                     iii.         C — Company

  1. F — Firm
  2. G — Government
  3. H — HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)

                    vii.         L — Local Authority

                  viii.         J — Artificial Judicial Person

  1. P — Individual
  2. T — AOP (Trust)
  3. K — Krish (Trust Krish)
  • The Fifth character will be the first letter of your surname (last name) for example if your name is Sonia Mehta, the fifth character will be M.
  • The last character