Transgender Option Added in Form 49A/ 49AA for Individual Applicants, notifies CBDT
CBDT has added another option (i.e. ‘Transgender’) in Gender column of Form 49A/ 49AA (for PAN Application), against existing options of ‘Male and Female’ for Individual Applicants, vide Income–tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2018 Notification No. 18/2018 dt. 9 April, 2018.
It may be noted that there is no requirement of any supporting documents while submitting new PAN Application or PAN Information Change request at TIN-NSDL and UTIISL. Also, the IT Deptt has updated on its website that New PAN allotment and Change request applications with ‘gender’ as ‘transgender’ is allowed without any hassle, i.e. there is no requirement of depositing any supporting document for change of ‘gender’ to ‘transgender’ vide PAN Change request application.
G.S.R. 352(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 139A read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:—
1. Short, title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Income–tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2018. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in Appendix II, in Form number 49A and Form number 49AA, for column number 4 and entries relating thereto, the following item shall be substituted, namely:-
“4. Gender (for individual applicants only): (please tick as applicable)”.
Male / Female / Transgender
Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Subsection (ii) vide notification number S.O. 969 (E), dated the 26th March, 1962 and last amended vide notification number S.O. 1517(E), dated the 06th April, 2018.