Is it necessary to visit the office of the AO for surrendering the PAN card by the relative of the deceased in order to surrender the PAN card ?. Or is it enough if the request for cancellation is sent by post along with the death certificate and xerox copy of the PAN card? How long does it take to cancel the card ? Will the department advise the relative about the cancellation ?
There is no online method to surrender the PAN card of the deceased. It is always best to visit the concerned IT Office and submit it manually rather than sending through post.
Also, the legal heirs of a deceased person have to file IT return and pay the dues of tax which are liable up to the date of the death of the deceased.