Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review of requirement for copy of PAN Card to open accounts of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)

Based on representations received from stakeholders and to further ease the PAN verification process at the time of account opening of FPIs, it is decided that the intermediaries can verify the PAN of FPIs online from website authorized by Income Tax department at the time of account-opening for FPIs. However, FPIs need to provide the copy of PAN card within 60 days of account-opening or before remitting funds out of India, whichever is earlier to their intermediaries.
CIR/IMD/FPIC/123/2016, Dated: November 17, 2016

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