How To Know your Jurisdictional Know your pan card jurisdiction income tax officer You should know your jurisdiction it will be useful for you to know your pan card jurisdiction because sometimes there are some situation when you have to meet your Jurisdictional Assessing Officer. Assessing Officer directly relates to your PAN card number. So I will help you to know your pan jurisdiction and with easy steps I will make you understand things. To know more about pan card jurisdiction. If you want to know your jurisdiction then you can follow these steps to know your jurisdiction. Don’t go for any other step just follow what I am going to tell you in below steps. Also if you want to know what is pan card jurisdiction is then you can check here on Wikipedia. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Indian citizens, who are paying Income Tax, should have Permanent Account Number (PAN). PAN is an alphanumeric identifier with ten characters considered as a unique code identification number for Indian nationals. As per the Indian Income Tax Act 1961, all legal identities must have PAN card which is issued by Indian Income Tax Department under the control of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Pancard acts as a significant proof of identification for almost all purposes. Importance of Pancard The primary objective of PAN is to give universal identification to all financial transactions and put off tax evasion by tracking all monetary transactions continuously, particularly sales of big dealers. Moreover, PAN number is indispensable for all financial transactions such as receiving the taxable salary, sale or purchase of high-value immovable properties, opening the bank account, a new landline connection, pay for foreign currency, bank deposits beyond 50,000/-, etc. If you want to invest the huge amount in any business in India, then the concerned person should have PAN number. Additionally, Permanent Account Number is mandatory when you are going to start the new business in India. Jurisdiction Every PAN card has its particular jurisdiction which means the official power to make judgments as well as tax decisions. A person who has jurisdiction is called as the Accessing Officer (AO). AO has full responsibility for fixing the tax under Act. By considering the volume of income of citizen, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is assigned different officers such as Income tax officer, deputy commissioner, joint commissioner, assistant commissioner, etc. You can’t find your jurisdiction code in your PAN card as jurisdiction officer is not permanent; it may change based on your income. So we have to find our jurisdiction accessing officer (10 digit code) details in the database which is maintained by the Income tax department. The link http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/CCIT/CBDT.asp is used to gather more information about the accessing officer. To know the state wise jurisdiction list, use the link given below http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/jurisdiction.aspx How to know your Jurisdiction Accessing officer The following provided information is to find your jurisdiction:- Initially, you have to search for the link provided below https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/KnowYourJurisdictionLink.html After opening the official website of government where you can get the form called “Know Your Jurisdiction Accessing Officer.” In that form, you have to enter your Permanent Account Number (PAN) exactly in your PAN card, and then you should enter the code shown in image tab to prove that you are a human being not a robot. This system is often called as Captcha code Then click on the Submit button once you enter all details If your entered information is correct, then you will find “Know your Jurisdiction” page where the jurisdiction details of corresponding PAN card will appear How to know your AO code Income tax department assigns your AO code which means your area jurisdiction. AO code is the combination of the area code, range code, AO type, and AO number. Applicants are required to give their AO code in their application form. You can get your AO code from Income Tax office. Here I am going to provide you instructions from which you can search your AO code. Applicants can get their AO code by selecting their native city. But some cities have to provide some additional details to identify their AO code correctly. For Defence personnel If the applicant is working in army or air force, they have to quote the AO code by reading the following information. Army Description: ITO WARD 4(3), GHQ, PNE Area Code: PNE AO type: W Range code: 55 AO No: 3 Air-force Description: ITO WARD 42(2) Area Code: DEL AO type: W Range code: 72 AO No: 2 For Other Applicants If the claimant status is an individual, and if your source of income is salary or your income is from business, then you have to give AO code as per your office address. For other cases, the individual has to provide AO code as per their residential address. If the application status is under the category of company (C), Trust (T), Local Authority (L), Body of Individuals (B), partnership firm (F), Artificial Juridical Person (J), Association of persons (A), Hindu undivided family (H), Government (G), Limited Liability Partnership (F), then they have to provide AO code as per their office address. Changing PAN address and Accessing Officer If you move to another place (City) for work or other reasons, then you need to have changed your PAN address and accessing officer. If you want to change your address, you have to search for NSDL site and apply for address changing by paying the requisite amount. Changing your address details in your PAN card, will not change your accessing officer automatically. In such case, you need to write a requisition letter to your present jurisdiction Income Tax officer regarding your address changing. Also, you have to request him/her to move your records and jurisdiction to new AO. Then all your details will be transferred to new AO officer only if both officers are accepted your requisition proposal. Please note that you have to mention the following information in that letter:- Initially, you have to write your name and PAN Then you have to write about your current jurisdiction and accessing officer who are being processed your records so far Then you have to give proper information about your relocation i.e. the new A.O circle/ward Finally, you have to mention the reason of transfer (for what purpose that you are going to migrate to another city) How to change accessing officer If you feel unsatisfied with your accessing officer, you can change your officer by approaching income tax authority. Here I am going to provide some unethical issues, which you have faced already or you may face in future. Delay in getting refunds beyond the time limit If the officials are behaving rudely with the income tax If there is any delay in the allocation of Permanent Account Number (PAN) Process to change your Jurisdiction You have to fill six copies of application form and sent to Accessing Officer, and CIT As per the rules of Income Tax Department Act, 1961, the income file can be moved at any stage of proceedings After transferring the file, the refund of tax will be collected by new AO officer. But now the refund processing is done by Central Processing Centre (CPC) Final Words I hope you understand everything and you can use this steps to know your pan card jurisdiction and get pan card details with using you name and bate of birth. I hope that this article is guided you to know your jurisdiction data. If any queries regarding PAN card verification, kindly don’t hesitate to post the comments. We will clarify your doubts as soon as possible.