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TAN Registration

TAN registration is required for all the assessee who has to deduct TDS (Tax deducted at source) or TCS (Tax collection at source), remittance of TDS payments and issuance of TDS certificates. 

Brief Information

  • TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Number (TAN) is mandatory 10 digit alpha number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) or Tax Collection at Source (TCS) on behalf of the Government
  • The person deducting the tax at source is required to deposit the tax deducted to the credit of Central Government – quoting the TAN number. 
  • However Business entities must deduct tax at source while making certain payments like salaries, commissions, payments to contracts or sub-contracts payment of rent exceeding Rs.1,80,000/- per year etc.
  •  Entity registered for TAN will issue a TDS Certificate as proof of collection of tax.
  1. How to apply for TAN and Process?
  • TAN application must be made for allotment of TAN in Form 49B along with the required supporting documents
  • On the basis of application , TAN will be allotted to the entity and it has to quote TAN in all TDS/TCS Returns, payment challans, Certificates
  • TAN is allotted to applicants by income tax department. TAN could be applied by making an online application or in person by visiting the income tax department.
  • Application Process –
  • An applicant for TAN needs to be filled in Form 49B
  • Conformation screen will be shown once form is filled
  • Applicant can edit or conform the data entered
  • Acknowledgement – This consist of
  • A unique 14 digit number ( Acknowledgement number for further reference)
  • Name of the applicant
  • Contact number of the applicant
  • Details of Payment
  • Application Status
  • Space for Signature
  • Payment can be made by Demand draft or Cheque or Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking
  • Demand draft/cheque shall be in favour of ‘NSDL – TIN‘.
  • Name of the applicant and the acknowledgement number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft/cheque.
  • On successful payment by credit card/debit card/net banking, an acknowledgement will be displayed. The applicant shall save and print the acknowledgement and send to NSDL as mentioned in section ‘Submission of Documents’ below.
  • Signature / Left thumb impression should only be within the box provided in the acknowledgement. In the case of applicants other than ‘Individuals’, the authorised signatory shall sign the acknowledgement.
  • The signed acknowledgement along with DD (if any),  shall be sent to NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) 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.

  • Your acknowledgement and demand draft, if any, should reach NSDL within 15 daysfrom the date of online application
  • The application will be processed only on receipt of duly signed acknowledgement and realization of payment.
  • Category of Applicants?
Category of Applicant Authorized Person whose credit/debit card/net banking can be used for making the payment
Company/Branch/Division of a Company Any Director of a Company
Individual (Sole Proprietorship) or Branch of Individual Business Self
Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) Karta
Firm / Branch of Firm Any Partner of the firm
Association of Persons/Body of Individuals/Association of Persons (Trusts)/Artificial Juridical Person Authorised Signatory under Section 140