Can the grandfather of a minor girl child act as a representative assessee under income tax act?



A 3 yr old girl child lost her father in accident. She is survived by her mother. There is a proposal for remarriage of her mother. She may stay with her grand parent after her mother’s remarriage. That, however, is not certain. A PAN application is to be made in her name immediately. Whether her grand father can become a representative assessee under income tax act, though her mother is alive?

Can the grandfather of a minor girl child act as a representative assessee under income tax act?
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  1. Primarily either of parent can act for allotment of PAN. In your case mother is alive then she will sign the documents and for PAN allotment as gurdian. However if mother remarriage , thereafter person looking for the child may act as representative assessee till the child bcomes major.