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TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number are a unique ten-digit alpha-numeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. Under Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to quote Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on all TDS statements. However, a proprietorship business and other entities (i.e., Private Limited Company, LLP, etc.,) must deduct tax at source while making certain payment like salary, payments to contractor or sub-contractors, payment of rent exceeding Rs.1,80,000 per year, etc. On deducting tax at source, the entity registered for TAN will issue a TDS Certificate as proof of collection of tax.

Features of TAN Registration :-

  1. TAN is a 10 character alpha-numeric code
  2. Valid for lifetime
  3. TAN should be quoted for TDS Returns and Payments
  4. Individuals running a proprietorship are required to obtain TAN and deduct tax at source when required

Documents Required :-

  1. While applying for a new TAN, applicants are not required to submit any documents. The only thing they need to submit is the signed acknowledgement slip if they apply for a new TAN through online mode or with demand draft, if any, shall be sent to NSDL at
    NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
    5th floor, Mantri Sterling,
    Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,
    Model Colony,
    Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
    Pune - 411016
  2. Superscribe the envelope with 'APPLICATION FOR TAN - Acknowledgment Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION TAN - 88301020000244')
  3. Your acknowledgment and demand draft, if any, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application
  4. Application will be processed only on receipt of duly signed acknowledgment and realization of payment

Process Flow of TAN Registration :-

  1. Fill up an Easy Form
  2. Submit the required documents
  3. We will process the application form in (2 working days)
  4. Acknowledgement copy will be provided to you on your registered email id and confirmation message on your registered mobile number
  5. Send us the duly signed acknowledgment (signed to be done with black pen)

FAQ :-

Who is a deductor?

A Deductor is a specified person who is eligible to deduct tax on particular types of payments being made by them as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

What are two types of TAN Application?

There are two types of TAN Applications:

  1. Application for issuance of new TAN (Form 49B) This application form should be used when deductor has never applied for a TAN or does not have a TAN
  2. Form for change or Correction in TAN data for allotted TAN This application form should be used by deductors in case they want a change or correction in data associated with their TAN
What is the structure of TAN?
  • TAN structure is as follows: DELA99999B: First four characters are letters, next five are numerals and last character is a letter.
  • Each tax deductor is uniquely identified by a TAN.
  • The first three characters represent the city or state where the TAN was issued.
  • The fourth character represents first character of name of the deductor.
  • And the next 5 characters are numerics
In case of change in addressShould I apply for a new TAN?

If the relocation is within the same city then it is not required. However, if the relocation is happening between different cities then you are required to surrender the existing TAN and apply for a fresh TAN.

Which TAN should be used in case of application of duplicate TAN?

The original TAN should be used in case a duplicate TAN is being obtained.

What payment modes are available for making the payment of fees?

The payment of the processing fee can be made through the following payment modes:

  • Demand Draft
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card / Debit Card
  • Net banking
Whom to address on demand draft or cheque while applying for TAN?

Demand Draft and cheques should be in favor of NSDL-TIN.

Where Can I Get Physical Application Forms To Apply For TAN?

The application form i.e. Form 49B can be obtained from any of the TIN facilitation centers or can be simply downloaded by visiting www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html

How to Check TAN Card Application Status?

As per the Tax Information Network of the Income Tax Department, applicants can check the status of their TAN application with the help of the following options:

  1. Acknowledgement number
  2. TIN call centre - Applicants can dial 020-27218080 and provide the details asked for by the call centre executive
  3. SMS - Applicants need to send an SMS typing ‘NSDLTAN’ to 57575 from the registered mobile number
How to Verify TAN Number Online?

To verify your TAN, simply log on to the e-Filing website of the Income Tax Department and follow these instructions:

  • Under the tab “Services”, select “Know Your PAN” from the dropdown menu

Enter the Category of Deductor. You can choose from the following list:

  • Company
  • Branch of company
  • Statutory body / autonomous bodies /local authority
  • Central and state government
  • Firms / AOP / AOP(trust) / BOI / artificial judicial person
  • Branch of firms / AOP / AOP(trust) / BOI / artificial judicial person
  • Branch of individual business (sole proprietorship) / HUF(Karta)
  • Individual / HUF(Karta)
  • Select your state
  • You can then opt to search via Name or TAN
  • Enter your name or the TAN number according to your preference
  • Enter the captcha code as it appears onscreen
  • Click on “Search” to generate your results
Information

TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number are a unique ten-digit alpha-numeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. Under Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to quote Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on all TDS statements. However, a proprietorship business and other entities (i.e., Private Limited Company, LLP, etc.,) must deduct tax at source while making certain payment like salary, payments to contractor or sub-contractors, payment of rent exceeding Rs.1,80,000 per year, etc. On deducting tax at source, the entity registered for TAN will issue a TDS Certificate as proof of collection of tax.

  1. TAN is a 10 character alpha-numeric code
  2. Valid for lifetime
  3. TAN should be quoted for TDS Returns and Payments
  4. Individuals running a proprietorship are required to obtain TAN and deduct tax at source when required
  1. While applying for a new TAN, applicants are not required to submit any documents. The only thing they need to submit is the signed acknowledgement slip if they apply for a new TAN through online mode or with demand draft, if any, shall be sent to NSDL at
    NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
    5th floor, Mantri Sterling,
    Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,
    Model Colony,
    Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
    Pune - 411016
  2. Superscribe the envelope with 'APPLICATION FOR TAN - Acknowledgment Number' (e.g. 'APPLICATION TAN - 88301020000244')
  3. Your acknowledgment and demand draft, if any, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application
  4. Application will be processed only on receipt of duly signed acknowledgment and realization of payment
  1. Fill up an Easy Form
  2. Submit the required documents
  3. We will process the application form in (2 working days)
  4. Acknowledgement copy will be provided to you on your registered email id and confirmation message on your registered mobile number
  5. Send us the duly signed acknowledgment (signed to be done with black pen)
Who is a deductor?

A Deductor is a specified person who is eligible to deduct tax on particular types of payments being made by them as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

What are two types of TAN Application?

There are two types of TAN Applications:

  1. Application for issuance of new TAN (Form 49B) This application form should be used when deductor has never applied for a TAN or does not have a TAN
  2. Form for change or Correction in TAN data for allotted TAN This application form should be used by deductors in case they want a change or correction in data associated with their TAN
What is the structure of TAN?
  • TAN structure is as follows: DELA99999B: First four characters are letters, next five are numerals and last character is a letter.
  • Each tax deductor is uniquely identified by a TAN.
  • The first three characters represent the city or state where the TAN was issued.
  • The fourth character represents first character of name of the deductor.
  • And the next 5 characters are numerics
In case of change in addressShould I apply for a new TAN?

If the relocation is within the same city then it is not required. However, if the relocation is happening between different cities then you are required to surrender the existing TAN and apply for a fresh TAN.

Which TAN should be used in case of application of duplicate TAN?

The original TAN should be used in case a duplicate TAN is being obtained.

What payment modes are available for making the payment of fees?

The payment of the processing fee can be made through the following payment modes:

  • Demand Draft
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card / Debit Card
  • Net banking
Whom to address on demand draft or cheque while applying for TAN?

Demand Draft and cheques should be in favor of NSDL-TIN.

Where Can I Get Physical Application Forms To Apply For TAN?

The application form i.e. Form 49B can be obtained from any of the TIN facilitation centers or can be simply downloaded by visiting www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html

How to Check TAN Card Application Status?

As per the Tax Information Network of the Income Tax Department, applicants can check the status of their TAN application with the help of the following options:

  1. Acknowledgement number
  2. TIN call centre - Applicants can dial 020-27218080 and provide the details asked for by the call centre executive
  3. SMS - Applicants need to send an SMS typing ‘NSDLTAN’ to 57575 from the registered mobile number
How to Verify TAN Number Online?

To verify your TAN, simply log on to the e-Filing website of the Income Tax Department and follow these instructions:

  • Under the tab “Services”, select “Know Your PAN” from the dropdown menu

Enter the Category of Deductor. You can choose from the following list:

  • Company
  • Branch of company
  • Statutory body / autonomous bodies /local authority
  • Central and state government
  • Firms / AOP / AOP(trust) / BOI / artificial judicial person
  • Branch of firms / AOP / AOP(trust) / BOI / artificial judicial person
  • Branch of individual business (sole proprietorship) / HUF(Karta)
  • Individual / HUF(Karta)
  • Select your state
  • You can then opt to search via Name or TAN
  • Enter your name or the TAN number according to your preference
  • Enter the captcha code as it appears onscreen
  • Click on “Search” to generate your results