What is TAN? and TAN related FAQ and Information




What is TAN?


TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alpha numeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. It is compulsory to quote TAN in TDS/TCS return (including any e-TDS/TCS return), any TDS/TCS payment challan and TDS/TCS certificates.

Tax Account Number (TAN) is a 10 digit alpha numeric number required to be obtained by all persons from Income Tax Department who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. It is compulsory to cite TAN on all TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) returns.
TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number

What is the Procedure to obtain TAN?


An application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49B and submitted to any Tax Information Network Facilitation Centres (TIN-FC).Application for TAN can also be made online at NSDL-TIN website.

Which Statutory body grants TAN?


Income-tax Department allots TAN number on the basis of the application filed at TIN-FCs or online NSDL-TIN website. It is the responsibility of NSDL to inform the applicant about his TAN after completion of the whole process.

What documents are required to be filed while applying for TAN?


No documents are needed to be filed along with the application for allotment of TAN. But those who are applying online must forward the signed acknowledgment produced after filling up Form 49B to NSDL. Form 49B pdf
Deductors who do not have a valid TAN can apply for one by submitting a duly filled and signed Form 49B to any of the TIN-FCs managed by NSDL.

Is the same TAN valid for both TDS and TCS?


Yes, no separate TAN is required for TCS.

What are the charges to be paid while applying for a TAN?


The processing fee for the TAN application is ₹ 60.00 (₹ 55.00 application charge + 10.3% Service Tax) go through this link and fill out required information and get your TAN application status online

How can i check the status of my TAN Application?

Track PAN/TAN Application Status. Go through this link and fill out required information and get your TAN application status online

Can a deductor/collector of tax own more than one TAN?


If a person or company has already been allotted a TAN No. than he must not apply for another, because it is illegal and contrary to law. However, a deductor's/collector's different branches or divisions can each apply for TANs for their respective branches or divisions.

How to Apply for Change or Correction in TAN data?


In case of deductors who want Change or Correction in data associated with their reformatted 10 digit TAN may fill up the "Form for Change or Correction in TAN data". Form for Change or Correction inTAN data


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