PAN card is used prominently in the functions of financial transactions. It also acts as an ID card. If you work in organized sector, then PAN card is required to get salary. The PAN (Permanent Account Number) is mentioned just below the date of birth in your PAN card. It is an alphanumeric number of 10 digits. These alphanumeric numbers recorded on the PAN card have a special meaning and some information is hidden in them.
Let us know what kind of information is hidden in the PAN card. To understand these PAN card numbers, take your PAN card in hand. Now you will find that just below the date of birth, an alphanumeric number is inscribed. PAN begins with some English letters, written in capital letters.
According to the Income Tax Department, the first three digits of any PAN show an English alphabet series. This alphabet series can contain any three-letter English series from AAA to ZZZ. It is decided by the Income Tax Department.
The fourth letter of the PAN shows the status of the income tax payer. For example, if there is a P at the fourth position, then it shows that this PAN number is personal i.e. that of a single person. At the same time, F shows that the number belongs to a firm. Similarly, the company is governed by C, Association from Person, A to TREST, H to Undivided Hindu Family, B to Body of Individual, L to Local, J to Artificial Judicial Person and G to Government.
The fifth digit of PAN is also an English letter. It shows the first letter of the surname of the pancard holder. For example, if someone’s surname is Kumar or Khurana, the fifth digit of the PAN will be K.
The first letter of the surname is followed by four digits. These numbers can be any four digits between 00001 to 9999. These numbers show the series of income tax department which is running at that time.
The 10th digit of the PAN card is also an English letter. According to the Income Tax Department, it could be an alphabet check digit. It can be any letter between A to Z.