A Visible Gender: Transgenders Can Now Get PAN Card Under ‘Independent’ Category

For transgenders in India, a gender that largely remains unidentified, getting a PAN card was until now a devil of a job.

Finally, the government has amended Income Tax rules that will now allow transgenders to be recognised as an independent category of applicants for obtaining a Permanent Account Number (PAN) for their tax-related transactions.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which frames policy for the department, issued a notification on Monday that provides a new tick box for the transgenders to apply for the PAN.

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