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New PAN card rules

New PAN card rules

A permanent Account Number (PAN) is essential for many financial transactions. Now, the government made new rules for cash deposits of ₹20 lakhs or more in a bank or post office in any financial year.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued new rules on quoting the PAN and Aadhaar card numbers for cash transactions of ₹20 lakhs or more in a financial year. These rules will come into force from 26th May.

As per the new rule, PAN and Aadhaar cards are mandatory for cash deposits of ₹20 lakhs or more in one or multiple accounts in a bank, co-operative bank, or post office. The same applies to withdrawals of ₹20 lakhs or more from a bank, co-operative bank, or post office in a financial year.

PAN and Aadhaar cards are mandatory for opening a current account. They will be essential for opening a cash credit account in a bank, co-operative bank, or post office.


Quoting PAN is mandatory for the following financial transactions:

  • To open an account with a banking company or a co-operative bank except for a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account.
  • For the purchase and sale of a motor vehicle except for two-wheelers.
  • To apply for a credit card.
  • If payment of cash exceeds ₹50,000 in connection with foreign travel or to purchase foreign currency worth ₹50,000 or more at any one time.
  • For cash deposits of ₹50,000 or more in a single day in a bank account.
  • To open a DEMAT account with a depository or a participant with SEBI. For bill payment of ₹50,000 or more in cash in a restaurant or hotel at any one time.
  • If the purchase value of bonds or mutual funds exceeds ₹50,000.
  • To purchase gold jewellery worth ₹2 lakhs or more in cash or through a card.
  • If payment of life insurance premium exceeds ₹50,000 in a financial year.

Many other financial transactions also need PAN.

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