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.

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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.

  • Chandranath Magadum

    If we put PAN Number It should give Name of Person, which we used to get earlier that was useful to know the correct PAN number mentioned by that pan holder without much trouble for all my TDS persons Chandranath Magadum chandranath.magadum@kalyaniglobal.com

  • San San

    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.

    • jogesh

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

  • 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.

  • Charudatta Atmaram Gharat

    i want to know pan card range and circle code

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1847933756 Moumita Das

    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,
    Moumita

  • sanjay

    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

    • nisha

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

  • piyush ashokrao garje

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

  • Donath DSouza

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

    • Kushal Sitani

      YES DEFINETLY YOU SHOULD CONTACT WITH YOUR ASSESSING OFFICER IN THIS REGARD.
      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
      9778313739

  • 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?

  • J P Tiwari

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

  • Amit Kumar

    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.

  • Deepali

    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 too..is this a fraud? Although my it ward number is right how do I know the name of the current assessing officer? Pls. Advise.

  • Amar

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

  • mithun

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

  • reshama shaikh

    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

  • hi da

    hi

  • jatinbhai

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

  • nivi

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

  • bhuvnesh

    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.

    thanks
    Bhuvnesh

  • nandita mathews

    Thanks a lot for the information!

  • PIYUSH PANDEY

    SIR WHAT IS CHANDAULI AO CODE FOR GOV. EMPLOYEE FOR PAN

  • kanishka

    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..

  • p.k. shetty

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