TAN application2023-08-25T20:31:06+05:30

Online TAN application

TAN (also known as Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number) is mandatory required by all persons and business entities who are required to deduct TDS (Tax deducted at source) on certain transactions. It is compulsory to quote TAN in TDS / TCS return, payment challan, and TDS/TCS certificates.

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    Online TAN Application

    TAN refers to the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number, a 10-digit alphanumeric number required to be obtained by all those responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or required to collect tax at source (TCS). It is compulsory to quote TAN in TDS/TCS return (including any e-TDS/TCS return), TDS/TCS payment challan, and TDS/TCS certificates. TAN is allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD). To help improve the process of TAN application, the government of India has eased up the process where the applicants can apply online.

    The provisions of deduction of tax at source are applicable to several payments such as salary, interest, commission, brokerage, professional fees, royalty, contract payments, etc. Therefore, in respect of payments to which the TDS provisions apply, the payer has to deduct tax at source on the payments made by him and he has to deposit the tax deducted by him to the credit of the Government.

    Types of Online TAN Application

    • Application for TAN (Form 49B)

    This application should be used when the applicant wants a new TAN for his business or its branch/division and has not previously applied for a TAN.

    • Application for Changes or Correction in TAN Data for TAN allotted.

    This application should be used when TAN has been allotted already to the applicant but a new TAN Copy is required or when data associated with the TAN (e.g. name of applicant/date of birth/address) is required to be updated in the records of Income Tax Department.

    Who can file Online TAN Application?

    • An Individual Person

    • Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

    • Partnership Firm

    • Limited Liability Partnership

    • Company

    • Trust

    • Society

    • Artificial Juridical Person

    • Government or Local Authority

    • Association of Persons or Body of Individuals

    • Branch or Division of any of the above business

    Why is TAN required?

    • To Deduct Tax at Source (TDS)

      • TDS or Tax Deducted at Source is a system where a person responsible for making specified payments such as salary, commission, professional fees, interest, rent, etc. is liable to deduct a certain percentage of tax before making payment in full to the receiver of the payment.
      • In addition, the deductor has to deposit the TDS deducted to the government and the details of same have to be filed quarterly in the TDS return.
      • Therefore, a TDS deductor has to obtain TAN mandatorily and quote his TAN on the TDS Certificate and Returns.
    • To Collect Tax at Source (TCS)

      • Tax collection at source or TCS is an amount collected as tax by a seller of specified goods from the buyer at the time of sale
      • TCS deduction is applicable on sales of goods like Alcoholic liquor for human consumption, timber, Tendu leaves, scrap, minerals, etc.
      • Therefore, a Collector of TCS also needs to have TAN mandatorily to collect TCS, issue TCS certificate and file returns to the Government.
    • Penal provision

      • The provisions of Section 203A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 make it mandatory to quote TAN in all TDS/TCS/Annual Information Returns, payment challans, and certificates to be issued.
      • If TAN is not quoted, TDS/TCS returns will not be accepted by TIN-Facilitation Centres (TIN-FCs) and challans for TDS/TCS payments will not be accepted by banks.
      • Also, failure to apply for TAN or not quoting the same in the specified documents attracts a penalty of Rs. 10,000.

    What is included in our Online TAN Application Package?

    • Consultation on TAN Application process

    • Preparation and Submission of Application for TAN with Authority

    • Acknowledgement and Payment Receipt

    • Timely tracking and updating the status of TAN Application

    • E-TAN and Copy of TAN for Applicant

    Process of Online TAN application

    • Collection of required documents

      In the very first step, the applicant has to send us the required documents as per the checklist, if the documents are fine, then we would be processing with the next step.

    • Filing of Online TAN Application

      Once we receive all the documents, we shall verify and apply for the TAN application of the applicant through Online mode via NSDL website and make the payment of the relevant fee.

    • Submission of TAN Application Form to NSDL Office

      Once you have successfully applied the application, you need to forward a copy of the signed TAN Application along with supporting documents to the NSDL TAN Processing Office.

    • Receive the E-TAN on your email id

      After the approval of the TAN Application, the Income Tax Department will send you a soft copy of the TAN (E-TAN) to your email ID within 5 working days. An E-TAN issued by the Income Tax Department is a valid document.

    • Get the TAN allotment letter at your address

      Within the next 10 days, you shall receive a copy of TAN allotment letter at your address given at the time of making the application.

    Documents Required in Online TAN Application process

    • For Individuals and HUF

      Proof of Identity (Any one of the below)

      • Aadhaar Card (as issued by UIDAI)
      • Voter ID Card
      • Driving License
      • Passport
      • GST Registration Certificate
    • Other than Individuals and HUF

      • Company

      Registration certificate as issued by Registrar of Companies.

      • Partnership Firm

      A copy of the partnership deed or copy of the Registration certificate as issued by the Registrar of Firms.

      • Limited Liability Partnership

      Copy of Registration Certificate as issued by the Registrar of LLPs.

      • Trust

      A copy of the certificate of registration number as issued by the charity commissioner or trust deed.

      • Association of Person, Body of Individuals, Local Authority, or Artificial Juridical Person

      Copy of Agreement or copy of certificate of registration number issued by charity commissioner or registrar of cooperative society or any other competent authority or any other document originating from any Central or State Government Department establishing identity and address of such person.


    What is TAN?2021-09-06T19:29:03+05:30

    Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income-tax Department (we will refer to it as TAN). TAN is to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or who are required to collect tax at source (TCS).

    Who can apply for TAN?2021-09-06T19:28:39+05:30

    Every person liable to deduct tax at source or collect tax at source is required to obtain TAN.

    What is the difference between PAN and TAN?2021-09-06T19:28:11+05:30

    PAN or Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric identifier, issued by the Income Tax Department to taxpayers or assessees who are required to file a return of income or person who intends to enter into economic or financial transactions. Whereas TAN is used deductors of tax to pay the tax deducted on payments made or collected on sales made. An organisation can have more than one TAN for its branches or divisions

    What is the validity of a TAN?2021-09-06T19:27:50+05:30

    TAN once issued is valid for a lifetime.

    What are the consequences of not quoting TAN?2021-09-06T19:27:13+05:30

    The penalty imposable for not quoting TAN is Rs. 10,000.

    Can an individual or business have more than one TAN?2021-09-06T19:26:53+05:30

    It is illegal to possess or use more than one TAN. Different branches/ divisions of an entity may, however, have separate TAN. In case more than one TAN has been allotted, then the TAN which is being used regularly should be continued and the other TAN(s) should immediately be surrendered for cancellation.

    Can we quote PAN in place of TAN?2021-09-06T19:26:33+05:30

    PAN should never be quoted in the field where TAN is required to be quoted, the deductor/collector cannot quote his PAN in place of TAN. If he does not possess TAN, then he has to apply for the same. However, a person required to deduct tax under section 194-IA can use PAN in place of TAN as such person is not required to obtain TAN.

    Who will allot TAN?2021-09-06T19:26:07+05:30

    TAN is allotted by the Income Tax Department on the basis of the application submitted online at the NSDL website or to TIN-FCs managed by NSDL e-Gov. NSDL e-Gov will intimate the TAN to the applicant at the address provided in the application.

    Is e-mail ID mandatory for receiving e-TAN?2021-09-06T19:25:42+05:30

    Yes. It is mandatory to mention a valid e-mail ID in the TAN application form to receive e-TAN.

    How can I verify the details of my TAN?2021-09-06T19:24:15+05:30

    You can verify the details of your TAN on the Income-tax Portal by choosing the option “Know TAN Details”

    Is a separate TAN required to be obtained for the purpose of Tax Collection at Source (TCS)?2021-09-06T19:23:52+05:30

    No. TAN which was allotted for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) can be used for the purpose of TCS. However, if no TAN has been allotted, then the applicant can apply for a new one.

    Can an application for TAN be made on a plain paper?2021-09-06T19:23:24+05:30

    No. TAN Application can be made only on Form 49B.

    Can I make any corrections or changes to the TAN data?2021-09-06T19:22:51+05:30

    Yes, you can make corrections or changes to the TAN data by making proper applications and paying the requisite fees to the Income Tax Department.

    If I change my address, should I inform Income Tax Department or should I apply for a new TAN?2021-09-06T19:22:27+05:30

    Change of address within a jurisdiction does not change the TAN. However, it may involve a change in the Assessing Officer. Such changes must, therefore, be intimated to ITD so that the TAN database of ITD can be updated. In case of change of address from one jurisdiction to another (e.g. address changes from Bangalore to Mumbai), a new TAN needs to be applied for and previous TAN needs to be surrendered on allotment of fresh TAN.

    What can serve as proof of TAN in case one has lost the TAN allotment letter?2021-09-06T19:22:05+05:30

    Printout of the webpage showing details of TAN, from the Income Tax Department’s website can serve as proof of TAN.

    Which document should I attach as a proof of TAN in case I have lost the TAN allotment letter?2021-09-06T19:21:44+05:30

    Printout from the Income Tax Department’s website showing details of TAN can serve as proof of TAN.

    Is there any additional fee to apply for TAN online?2021-09-06T19:21:21+05:30

    No. There are no additional charges for applying for TAN online.

    Can branches of companies/banks have separate TANs?2021-09-06T19:20:59+05:30

    Yes. The name and location of the branch or the designation of the person responsible for deducting/collecting tax, whichever is applicable, should be clearly given in the application for the allotment of TAN.

    Can a TDS/TCS/Annual Information return be filed without TAN in case TAN has not been allotted?2021-09-06T19:20:27+05:30

    Quoting of TAN is mandatory in all TDS/TCS/Annual Information returns, whether filed in paper or electronic format. The return, whether in paper or electronic format, will not be received in case the correct TAN is not quoted.

    In case of duplicate TAN has been allotted, which TAN should be used?2021-09-06T19:19:40+05:30

    In case duplicate TANs have been allotted, the TAN which has been used regularly should be continued to be used. The other TAN/s should be surrendered for cancellation using ‘Form for Changes or Correction in TAN’ which can be downloaded from the NSDL-TIN website or maybe procured from TIN-FCs or other vendors.

    What are the documents that need to accompany the TAN application?2021-09-06T19:19:19+05:30

    If the application is being made online, the acknowledgment cum application form along with proof of identity, address, and/or proof of the existence of business will be required to be forwarded to NSDL Office.

    What is the procedure for applicants who cannot sign?2021-09-06T19:18:17+05:30

    In such cases, the Left-Hand Thumb Impression (preferably in black ink) of the applicant should be taken on the TAN application form at the place meant for signature. This should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.

    I have lost my TAN, can I get a new TAN without any data changes?2021-09-06T19:17:54+05:30

    Yes, we can re-apply for old TAN by making an application and paying the requisite fee, and attaching the proof of TAN

    What is Form 49B?2021-09-06T19:16:49+05:30

    Form 49B is an application for allotment of TAN, it is used when the applicant has never applied for a TAN or does not have TAN allotted to him.

    How many days does it take for the dispatch of a TAN?2021-09-06T19:14:52+05:30

    Normally 10 to 15 days are required to process the application if the application is found to be in order.

    Can I track my TAN Application status?2021-09-06T19:14:30+05:30

    Yes, you can track the TAN Application status with the tracking number provided after the application

    Where should I send my TAN application form?2021-09-06T19:14:08+05:30

    You can submit your online application, duly signed and photo affixed along with supporting documents to the below address:



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