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Difference between PAN DSC and DIN

Difference between PAN DSC and DIN

Permanent Account Number – PAN

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique ten digit alpha numeric identification that’s issued to each taxpayer – Business, Individuals, Trusts, HUFs, Foreign Citizens and more. PAN card or number is issued by the Income Tax Department. PAN card is extremely important form of identity and is mandatory for Indian Citizens starting a company or LLP. PAN is mainly used by the Income Tax Department to keep a check on financial transactions that could carry a taxable component. PAN is now required for many mundane transactions like remitting high value cash deposits, obtaining a loan, purchasing a property and more.

Digital Signature Certificate – DSC

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is an electronic format of authorization and serves as proof of identity of an individual for certain online transactions and filings. DSCs are mainly used by the MCA (ROC), Income Tax Department, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Employee Provident Fund and for E-Tenders in India. Digital Signatures are classified into three classes – Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3. Class 2 is the most popular used while registering a company or for filing of income tax returns; whereas, Class 3 Digital Signatures are used for participating in E-Tenders.

Director Identification Number – DIN

Director identification number is a unique number issued to existing Director or a Future Director of a Company and required for company registration. DIN and Designated Partner Identification Number can be used interchangeably. DPIN is required for registering a LLP in India. DIN typically contains all the personal information of the person becoming a Director. DIN can only be obtained by persons. DIN can be obtained by both Indian and Foreign Citizens by submitting identity and address proof. DSC is mandatory while applying for DIN, therefore digital signature certificate (DSC) must be first obtained for obtaining a DIN.

Difference between PAN DSC and DIN



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