TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alpha-numeric number like Aadhaar or PAN.
TAN is required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting tax at source or collecting tax at source.
It is mandatory to quote TAN in TDS/TCS return (including any e-TDS/TCS return), any TDS/TCS payment challan, TDS/TCS certificates, Annual Information Return and other documents as may be prescribed. Failure to mention TAN in communications regarding TDS with tax department will attract a penalty of Rs 10,000.
How to apply for TAN?
You can apply for TAN in both online mode and offline mode. You need to pay a sum of Rs 62 for getting TAN. Now You Can Get A PAN Or TAN Within A Day
Things to know
An application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49B in duplicate and submitted to any TIN Facilitation Centres (TIN-FC).
It is important to note that incomplete or deficient application will not be accepted. The TIN Facilitation Centre will assist the applicant to correctly fill up Form 49B.
You can get the addresses of TIN-FCs from NSDL-TIN website https://www.tin-nsdl.com.
In case of an applicant, being a company which has not been registered under the Companies Act, 2013, the application for allotment of Tax Deduction Account Number may be made in Form No. INC-7 specified under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the said Act for incorporation of the company. What Is TAN? How To Apply For TAN?