Income Tax PAN Services Unit
|AO Code search for PAN|
AO Code is a combination of Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO Number.
Applicants for PAN are required to provide the AO code in their application. This information can be obtained from the Income Tax Office. Applicants may search their AO Codes on the basis of description wherever provided.
Alternatively, applicants may search for their AO Code in the AO Code Search as per the guidelines below.
The list of AO codes given below is to help the PAN applicant to choose the AO codes under whose jurisdiction the applicant of new PAN falls. The AO code for a given PAN may change across time as per the policy of Income Tax Department (PAN in such cases remains the same). To know the AO under whom the PAN holder is assessed at any point of time, the applicant will have to contact the local Income Tax Office.
TABLE I: Defence Personnel
Applicants in Individual status who are in the Army/Navy/Air-Force, shall to quote the relevant AO Code as follows:
|DESCR.||Area Code||AO Type||Range Code||AO No.|
|Army||ITO WARD 4(3),GHQ,PNE||PNE||W||55||3|
|Navy||ITO WARD 26(1)-4||MUM||W||11||8|
|Air-Force||ITO WARD 42(2)||DEL||W||72||2|
TABLE II- For applicants in locations other than Mumbai
|Applicant status||A.O. Code selection criteria|
|Individual (P)||If the source of income is
|For all other cases, A.O. Code should be as per Residential address.|
|Company (C), Firm (F), Association of Persons (Trust) (T), Local Authority (L),
Body of Individuals (B), Association of Persons (A), Hindu Undivided
Family (H), and Artificial Juridical Person (J)
(*)Note- If the office address is Mumbai, then the AO Code should be selected on the basis of residential address
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