Know Your AO Code, Income Tax Range & Ward Easily

Whenever we are going to file an income tax return, whether online or off-line, it requires to fill our Income tax Ward, Range, Jurisdiction. Tax professionals like CA, advocates and TRPs already know what it is and know the jurisdiction, ward range of their clients. However, for the layman, it is difficult to find their Income tax range, Ward and Jurisdiction. There is no much difference between AO code and Income Tax Range. AO Code consists four types of the number as given in the image, i.e. Area cod, AO type, Range code, AO no. It is very easy to find as instructions given below.

ao code

What is an AO Code?

AO code denotes your area jurisdiction according to income tax department. Practically, Income Tax department gave codes to the areas in cities so that they can easily follow the range of particular income tax return of the assesse.

Why I need AO Code?

AO code is very important for an assesse like address and name of assesee. It needs everywhere whether to apply PAN card or to file an income tax return. Assesse must write carefully on his PAN application form (49A or 49AA as the case may be) and on his income tax return.

Why AO Code and Income Tax range is so important?

When an assesee filed his income tax return online.  After processing of his return, it sends to his particular range or area’s Income Tax Officer. So that Officer can process his refund or assessment accordingly. To get the income tax refund fast, the AO code is very important otherwise IT returns may be sent to wrong jurisdiction. When applying PAN, AO code should be correct otherwise your PAN may be delayed, and future reference will be deferred.
How I can find AO Code or range of Income Tax?

How I can find AO Code or Range of Income Tax?

There are to ways to find AO code

1) To apply new PAN: Income Tax Department has originated 4 excel files for all over India’s AO Codes along with international taxation.
For information assesse can communicate Aaykar Sampark Kendra on 0124-2438000.Download the following files to know your AO Code.

PAN AO Code (Mumbai Location)

PAN AO Code (Other than mumbai)

PAN AO Codes from international Taxation

PAN AOCode defence Personnel

Downlod these excel files and to find your city press CTRL+F and type your city hit enter. Another way to find is Data’s filtration. If you don’t know much about excel or don’t want to download these file go to the following link to find online without downloading any file.

  • Or Know your AO Code online by visiting  this link.

2) To file income tax return: Go to this link and enter required information and submit. It will tell your jurisdiction with assessing officer.

know ao code

By following the above guidelines you will definitely find your AO Code, Range, Ward and jurisdiction. However, if you have any problem to find out your desired information. Please use comment form to put your query, we will try to solve your problem as early as possible.


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  1. Thanks for sharing, really useful information. I recently applied for my PAN card online through eMudhra PAN site. Any one can apply for New or Duplicate PAN Card online on their site, It’s very easy to apply online now.

    1. Thank u for mentioning the site name eMudhra, its really helpful……

    2. exactly how many days did it take to recieve the pan card from eMudhra ?

      1. Ok. I got my pan card in about 20 days. Applied in Jan 2nd and got it on Jan 21st via speed post. They delayed it due to pongal holidays also.

  2. Saikat Bhattacharya

    i live in santipur, nadia, west bengal-741404. i want to fill up online pan card. but i don’t know ao code, ao type. range code, ao no.

    1. i am jyoti visht. i live in ghaziabad 201302. i want to know our AO Code .

    2. just below the ao code box theres a link for dont know about ao code? click it.

  3. Charudatta Atmaram Gharat

    i want to know pan card range and circle code

  4. H/No.1-10-22/A, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet;Hyderabad-500016

    Under which ward number does it come ? Ward number :1 (1) or 1(2) ? unable to find it out from the links mentioned above . If any one knows, could you please help me out ?
    Thanks & Regards,

  5. i am live in babarpur, delhi m applying pan card online but i don’t know about these area code, ao type, range code or ao number plz give me some suggestion

    1. sanjay were u able to find it? if yes please share details

  6. piyush ashokrao garje

    I AM FROM PARABHANI Maharastara i want to know about AO code , plz help me .

  7. I have received refund Rs 2500/- instead of Rs 10970/-. Should I submit supporting documents for reference?

      Before going to AO you check your status online & get prepare your self in this regard.
      There are some common reasons which may lead such issue
      1 mismatch in 26AS
      2 Adjustment with previous tax liabilities.
      3 wrong TAN No of deductor etc.
      With Regards
      CA Kushal Sitani

  8. Ramanjan Bhattacharya

    Please help.
    I am a resident of Dum Dum, Kolkata. I am a student and I have given WRONG AO NUMBER in my form (submitted online). I have also paid Rs. 96 through my debit card. How can I change the AO NUMBER?

  9. H-1293, UP Avas vikas No. 1, Satyamvihar, Kalyanpur Kanpur 228001

  10. I am living in A. S Rao Nagar, Hyderabad-500062. Kindly arrange to provide Area code, AO Type, Range code & AO number to apply for On line PAN Card.

  11. Hi,
    I have just recvd a mail from rupasri Roy ITO ward 52(4) Kolkata asking for my residential status and some following consequence..the mail is from a rediffmail account and has been addressed to few other email IDs this a fraud? Although my it ward number is right how do I know the name of the current assessing officer? Pls. Advise.

  12. want to know AO code, Ao type, Range Code, AO no. for Yavatmal dist. Taluka – Panchkhed. Plese let me know..

  13. please tel me the ao no. for champapet ward no. 13.

  14. hi, i am reshama shaikh from tamalwadi,i am trp.i want to fill pan individualy.but i dont know area code,ao code. range code,pls advice me,what i do

  15. i live in kalyanpur, jamnagar, gujarat. plz i get Ward/Circle,Range,Commissioner detail..

  16. i lives in dindigul . it shows ward 1 and ward 2. which one i have to choose? could you please help me?

  17. hi, i want to know my Area Code, AO, Range Code and AO number. I lives in Delhi.
    D-19, Anand Vihar, Najafgarh Road, New delhi-110043.


  18. nandita mathews

    Thanks a lot for the information!


  20. if we deposited our return in the wrong ward then what are the consequences? Is this is to be treated as a valid return? Please reply as soon as possible..

  21. what am i suppose to write in the column where it says STATUS in form 15G

  22. i live in Qutub Vihar, Phase-1, Near Dwarka Sector 19, Delhi-110071. i want to fill up online
    pan card. but i don’t know ao code, ao type. range code, ao no.

    1. Hi my AO type is W

      But we have to file form online on MCA website in which they have given two boxes for filling AO type and in both the box we need to fill detail compulsorily. So if i fill only W in one box the system will generate error and I can not even fill numbers in the box. what should i fill in other box in this case?

      Pleasee help it is very urgent.

  23. Prathmesh Mirajkar

    i live in gorai sect 1 ,borivali west , mumbai 400091.want to fill up online pan card form.but i dont know ao code,ao type,range code,ao no. plzz any1 help me..!!

  24. I want to change my AO, ITO ward etc as I have been transferred from other place to this place. I have changed my address in PAN also, but it shows the same old ward/circle. To help me fill correct ward circle in ITR please educate me how to find the AO, ward/circle online with the help of my residential/official address.

  25. I live in Hakimpet, District – Rangareddy, Secunderabad, Hyderabad 500014 A.P.
    What should be my AO, ward circle etc to fill in ITR.

  26. shailesh sharma

    may someone tell me my Area Code, AO type , Range Code , AO number…..
    i am from delhi…..
    My add… is N-133 Street no. 14,sadatpur extn. Delhi-110094…………
    Cont. no…..9818981678………….

  27. i am student & my residental address at Naroda.
    how to know my AO code..

    thx in advance if any one will help me you can help me here or email me on “[email protected]”.

  28. Is the AO code related only to the PAN or Name of the Assessee or the residential address of the Assessee as found in the IT returns filed? in other word, if an Assessee moves from one city to another say for example from Chennai to Bangalore, will his AO code remain constant based on PAN or name or address of the Assessee as indicated in the return forms?

  29. I have been alloted with PAN in the year 2002-03(AIRPK3678F). Without any intimation to me IT Dept has allotted a PAN-AKNPK7819E. This I came to know recently. I am holding PAN Card No. AIRPK3678F and filing returns also with this number only. IT Deptt is requested to cancel new allotted number and continue my number i.e. AIRPK3678F. or else pls suggest me what should I do?

  30. Dear Sir / Ma’am,

    I m living in East Guru Angad Nagar In East delhi. can you help me in knowing the thing below mentioned its required to apply for New Pan Card

    Area Code
    AO Type
    Range code
    AO NO.

    Thanking You.

  31. i want to know the ao code for the place tezu,dist-lohit,arunachal pradesh……………….please help me

  32. arun kumar singh

    sir .
    my pan no is AYQPS 5333Q and i want to transfer my pan from delhi area to nashik (mah) since i am staying here for getting refund for assessment year 2013-2014. please provide me with complete adderesse of my jurisdiction officer to make him request for transfer of pan.

  33. Hi friends! I’m living in Mallapur, Hyderabad. I want to apply my Pan card forum but I don’t now my Area code, AO Code, Range code and AO number. Sp please tell me this information. quickly soon.

  34. i live in shyam nagar kanpur and i want to know my ward, area code, AO Type, range code, Ao No., Range, Commissioner

  35. Hi,
    I have filed my IT return for past many years where the physical copy was acknowledged as AO Code 14(2) and then next few years as 14(3), all coming under a common office address (Bangalore, HMT Bhavan).
    But my PAN suggests I come under Ward 5(3)(3) Bangalore witth AO: AO Type W ,Range 312 ,3. Is there any problem in this situation, as things have been going smooth so far…ie I have filed returns and received refunds!

  36. My address is: 4C Chidam Mudi Lane, Kolkata – 700006. It is North Kolkata and the ward no. is 17.

    Please let me know the ao code, type, range and number as required in PAN application form.

  37. how now new pan jurisdiction find apply new PAN apply

  38. How I will know my Current Ward Number, Ao type and Circle where my Empolyer paid my text …..Vk


  40. I want to change my AO, ITO ward etc as I have been transferred from other place to this place. To help me fill correct ward circle in ITR please educate me how to find the AO, ward/circle online with the help of my residential/official address.

  41. I want to apply pancard onlibe but problem is that i dont know AREA CODE, AO TYPE, RANGE CODE, AO NO.
    My address is 58/7a, B.t road,P&t quarter, block-B,Room No-1, kolkata-700002, cossipore. if any one can provide area code, ao type,range code,ao no for the address mentioned then it will be a big help for me.

  42. I live in greater noida I m not able to find my AO details .Can anyone pls help

  43. hi, I am sanjay from dakshin puri new delhi – 110062, I am trp, I want fill pan card individual. but I don’t know area cade, range code, plz advice me, what I do

    1. Hello Sanjay, You can go to TIN Center nearest your area and ask them about your area code, range code…

  44. anil kumar kushwah

    i want to apply pancard online but problem is that i dont know area code /a o type/ rang code/ a o no my add- 522 harijan mohalla rangpuri new delhi 110037

  45. Can you plz tell me
    What is ao code /ward for sultan puri delhi 110086
    Plz tell me anyone

  46. i want to know my AO type/area code/ range/ ao number. my address is #304/E-13 ghs-79 sector-20 panchkula

  47. I live in Tokushima city, Japan. What will my AO details be? I cannot find any information about this.


    i want to apply for PAN card but i live in china how can I get AO code?

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    1. You have to surrender One PAN immediately.. and contact your range’s IT Officer now..

  50. i want Ao code of Buldana


  52. I want AO number,AO type,AREA code of ameerpet hyderabad-500038

  53. In Udaipur there are more than one AO code can you help me which is the right one. I live in Bedla, Udaipur, Rajashtan.

  54. The problem is locating the area code from list available on nsdl or utistil site. This information is useless for such a purpose.

  55. I live in Dist Raigadh taluka Mhasla pin 402105 of Maharashtra….. please give me AO details

  56. Vinodkumar Agrawal

    I am not able to find AREA CODE for Anand Nagar, Wadgaon Bk, Pune. How to find it

  57. lalji dhameliya

    I am not able to find AREA CODE,AO number for Rajapara No-2,taluka-talaja.Dist:bhavnagar pincode:364120 How to find it pls help me

  58. Sir
    I want to know about my AO CODE AND AREA CODE as i am unable to find it in the excel format provided here due to the reason that i am belonging from a village Lohani in Bhiwani district having pin code 127021.Sir please help me to find this.
    I shall be very thankful to you.

  59. I am very confuse how to get So code of Arjunganh Lucknow 226002


  61. I have no income and I live in sambhaji nagar, kolhapur . so please help me to find ao code

  62. Deepak Kumar Lamba

    I want to get intimation u/s 143 for the period from 2006 to 2010 as iam not able retrieve online.

    i need it urgently.

    Thanks in advance

  63. Shankar Samanta

    I live in Purba Medinipur,Panskura,Meghadangar,Pin i get ao details.I try to all information but i am not success.plzz halp me & give my ao details.

  64. I am Living in Pune I am a Student then what is the Area Code I should provide in PAN Application

  65. Thankyou so much for the information ….You solved my big problam

  66. I living in Ludhiana( Punjab ) Pin Cord 141016 I want to Know My Area code, AO Type,Range code,AO.
    .plzz halp me & give my ao details.

  67. for house wife which AO code and Area code we can use for applying PAN card

  68. I want to know so code for the aligarh pin code 202001 and I am a student so plz tell me ao code , range code and their related code also that required for pan card

  69. I leave [At-Bajraha,Po-Kuari goal,Ps-Dhamdaha,District-Purnea,Pin-854205,]Please help me to find out my AO CODE ,AREA CODE. . ..

    I am individual….

  70. I live in DDA FLATS KALKAJI New Delhi pin code-110019 please send Area Code, Range code, AO Type & AO no.
    I am individual

  71. my society is located Attari Amritsar, please send me AO code for location to apply a new pan.

  72. i change my address in another city so how can i apply for CHANGE in pan jurisdiction ?

  73. sir i requested you can u tell me AO code

  74. I’m student from mumbai and my pincode is 400083. There is range of so many codes I’m unable to find mine.. Can you please help me find Ao code, range code and ao type

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