• TAN

What is TAN Application?

TAN stands for Tax deduction and Collection Account number. It is a unique 10-digit alpha-numeric number issued by the Income Tax Department. Under the Income Tax Department, the TIN-NSDL center regulates and controls the TAN applications. Every person liable to deduct tax at source or collect tax at source is required to obtain a TAN registration. However, a person required to deduct tax under section 194-IA can use PAN in place of TAN as such a person is not required to obtain TAN.

TAN is mandatory to be quoted in TDS/TCS Statements, TDS/TCS Challans, TDS/TCS certificates. Section 272BB (1) provides for penalty for failure to obtain TAN and section 272BB(1A) provides for penalty for quoting incorrect TAN. Penalty imposable under section 272BB is Rs. 10,000. TAN applications can also be made to request changes or corrections in TAN numbers.


Mandatory Requirement

TAN is mandatory for entities liable for deducting TDS under specified transaction as per different sections of the Income Tax Act.

Compliance with the Act

TAN is required to be quoted on deposit challans and TDS certificates with non-compliance attracting penal provisions.

Filing of Return

Every deductor is required to file E-TDS returns on a quarterly basis. TAN number is mandatory for e-filings of returns. Default in filing return is liable for a penalty.

Unique Identification

TAN number is a unique identification alpha-numeric number assigned to individuals or firms distinctly.


    • Entities liable to deduct and deposit TDS need to necessarily obtain the TAN

TAN Application Process

  • 1
    Basic Documents

    Arrange and provide basic documents as per the list provided by us. Provide duly filled Application form 49B.

  • 2
    Payment of Fees

    Make the payment of Registration fees.

  • 3
    Initiate Process

    An application is to be filed online

  • 4
    Key Deliverables

    Get the TAN intimation along with TAN number in your registered mail.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

TAN stands for Tax deduction and collection account number. Any person liable to deduct and deposit TDS must obtain TAN number.

  • TAN is the identity of a tax deductor, and it needs to be quoted on all the challans of TDS.
  • TAN consist of 10 Digit Alphanumeric code.
  • First Three character represents a city or state in which TAN application is made.
  • The fourth Character is the initial letter of tax deductor name.
  • Next five are system generated.
  • The last character is system generated check digit alphabet.

TAN can be applied online /offline by Filing form 49B. For online application, visit https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/tan/form49B.html alternatively offline application can be filed at any Authorised TIN FC centre.

TAN AO code can be searched city-wise https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/tan/servlet/TanAOSearch?display=Y

While filling TAN application online, you are only required to send signed acknowledgement slip generated after filing the application of TAN. While in the offline process, TIN FC may ask a copy of Pan card of the applicant.

TAN usually issued with a week.

TAN is delivered in soft copy through email.

TAN amendment can be done online/offline through the change request form.

TAN issued inadvertently may be cancelled by Change correction form online/offline.

In case the relocation is in the same city, then the application for change in TAN number is not necessary. But if relocation is to a different city, then the application for the changes in TAN is compulsory.

In case the original TAN number is lost then it is better to carry a copy of the receipt of the TAN application. This can be availed easily from the website of Income Tax Department website.