What is Tan Number?
Tan number is Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number.
- It is Registration Number for TDS
- It is Required in case of filing TDS-TCS Challan and Return
What is Difference Between Pan Number and Tan Number?
|PAN Number||TAN Number|
|Pan is Permanent Account Number||Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number|
|we get it in card format||it is not in card format, it is just an alphanumeric code|
|It is used at the time of preparation and submission of Income tax Return.||TAN is used at the time when a person responsible to deduct tax, tds challan payment, tds return,tcs return|
|Application form for PAN is 49A in case of Indians and 49AA in case of foreigners||Application form for TAN is 49B|
Why is Tan Number Required?
It is required when filling
TDS Returns ⟶ Form 24Q,26Q,27Q
TCS Return ⟶ 27EQ
TDS TCS Challan ⟶ Challan 281
In What Cases of TDS Tan Number Not Required?
TDS on property
TDS to be deducted @ 1% on purchase of immovable property more than Rs 50 lacs
TDS on personal rent
As per section 194IB-
Any person liable to pay TDS for more than Rs.50000 p.m. is liable to deduct TDS @ 5%
TDS on payment to contractors
As per section 194M- (From 1 Sep 2019)
TDS is to be deducted by Individual/HUF at 5% on payment made more than Rs 50 lacs to resident contractors and professionals.
What does the Different Digits of Tan Number?
It’s a 10 digits alphanumeric number,
First three alphabets of TAN represent the city name; forth alphabet represents the TAN holders name with the first letter of name.
TAN number allotted to Mr. Aditya of Bangalore may look like: BLR A 23456 M
How to Apply Tan Number Online?
First of all, we will fill the application form, pay.
Then we get an acknowledgment for the TAN application,
In which the signature / left thumb impression of the applicant has to be sent.
Then we get a tan number.
Detailed Procedure :-
First click on NSDL website ⟶ https://www.tin-nsdl.com/
IN heading ⟶ click on services ⟶ select TAN
In left side click on ⟶ apply online ⟶ new tan
Online Application for TAN (Form 49B) PAGE WILL OPENRead guidelines carefully
Go to ‘Apply for New TAN’
Select ⟶ CATEGORY OF DEDUCTORS
- Central / State Government
- Statutory /Autonomous Bodies
- Branch/Division of a Company
- Individual / Hindu Undivided Family (Karta)
- Branch of Individual Business (Sole proprietorship concern) / Hindu Undivided Family (Karta)
- Firm / Association of Persons / Association of Persons (Trusts) / Body of Individuals / Artificial Juridical Person
Branch of Firm / Association of Persons / Association of Persons (Trusts) / Body of Individuals / Artificial Juridical Person
Form no. 49b will openClick Here
Select AO code with first letter of your name
Select AO code
THEN FILL THE FOLLOWING DETAILSDetails Depend Upon Type OF Business
A proprietorship will only fill part (e)
A Company will fill part (c)
A partnership will fill part (g)
Fill all Details
Payment Details (select appropriate mode of payment and fill relevant details)
Enter Code and Click Confirm
After payment we get 'Acknowledgment for TAN application'.
We have to send it to the office of National Securities Depository Limited, Pune along with the signature and a photo copy of PAN card.NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony,
Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune - 411016
Tel: 020 - 27218080; Fax: 020 - 27218081.
After this, when your application reaches there, you will receive this kind of mail
How to Apply Tan Number Offline
First, we will download and fill the application form 49B.
Then we will submit it to any TIN-Facilitation Centre near us.
Download Application Form
Fill the form and submitted to any TIN-Facilitation Centres.
You can search TIN-Facilitation Centres from the following link
GO TO "
Search for TIN-Facilitation Centres Cum PAN Centres near your location
- Choose a State/ Union Territory
- Choose a location
- Choose a near location from your destination and submit the form
What is the legal fees of Tan Number?
The processing fee for the New TAN is 65 (including Goods and Service Tax).
Do we get Tan Card just like Pan Card?
No, we shall not get tan card like pan card. It is just a alphanumeric code issued by the Income-tax Department
What procedure we choose online or offline?
If we choose online method
We have to send 'Acknowledgment for TAN application' print out to the office of National Securities Depository Limited, Pune
We can send it through post, speed post or courier.
In this case, we have to Pay Tan Fees of + Courier Charges
So this process turns out to be expensive
In offline method
We should pay only 65 rupees application fees (same as online application)
In this case, we have to physically visit one of the Tin Facilitation Centres to deposit the form
But we save courier charges
Get list of nearest Facilitation centres here:
So, Offline procedure is the best option for applying for tan number.
How is Tan Number Allotted?
We will not get it in physical, we get a mail like this
How to check status of Tan?
First click on NSDL website on https://www.tin-nsdl.com/
Click Services ⟶ Click TAN Number ⟶ Then click Know Status of Your Application
Put ⟶ Acknowledgment number ⟶ Enter the code show Then Submit