How to know if my PAN is categorized as NRI with Income Tax?

It is important for NRIs to update their PAN under Non Resident Category with Income Tax Department to keep your accounts active. Trading accounts whose PAN are not updated as NRI will be marked as 'Not Permitted to Trade' by Exchanges. If this is done, no trade or demat activity can be done in such accounts.

How to Check the if your PAN is updated?

1) Your PAN will be automatically marked under NRI category, if you had been filing your Income Tax Returns in the capacity of NRI

2) Visit eportal here

3) Key in your PAN number and mobile to which OTP is to be received

4) Check for remark under 'Indian Citizen'. It should be either X or N for NRIs

5) If it is marked as Y, it is possible that your PAN is still categorized under Resident Status

A note of caution - In some instances, PAN numbers which are categorized under X also marked as not permitted to trade. In such case, on demand from us or the KRA agency, fetch your Assessing officer's email id from the steps given in points above and write an email requesting to update your PAN. Attach copies of your Passport/ OCI/ PIO Card and PAN in the email for the reference of your Assessing Officer.

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