Budget 2018 makes PAN mandatory for entities in transactions over Rs 2.5 lakh
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Budget 2018 makes PAN mandatory for entities in transactions over Rs 2.5 lakh

The 10-digit Permanent Account Number (PAN) would be used as Unique Entity Number for non-individuals, said the memorandum to the Finance Bill 2018.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2018 20:29 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Every person, not being an individual, which enters into a financial transaction of an amount aggregating to Rs 2.50 lakh or more in a financial year shall be required to apply to the Assessing Officer for allotment of PAN. (File)

Seeking to widen the tax base, the Budget for 2018-19 on Thursday provided for making PAN mandatory for any entity entering into a financial transaction of Rs 2.5 lakh or more with effect from April 1.

The 10-digit Permanent Account Number (PAN) would be used as Unique Entity Number for non-individuals, said the memorandum to the Finance Bill 2018.

“It is proposed that every person, not being an individual, which enters into a financial transaction of an amount aggregating to Rs 2.50 lakh or more in a financial year shall be required to apply to the Assessing Officer for allotment of PAN,” it said.

Besides, in order to link the financial transactions with the natural persons, the Finance Bill has also proposed that the managing director, director, partner, trustee, CEO, founder or any person competent to act on behalf of such entities shall also apply to the Assessing Officer for allotment of PAN.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 20:28 IST