1. What Is TAN?
TAN is a unique identification number that stands for Tax Deduction Account Number. This is issued to those who are deducting or collecting taxes at source on behalf of the Income Tax Department. To more about it, Read on! TAN is an abbreviation of Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number. A TAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric code. This TAN number must be shown by people accountable while deducting or collecting tax at source. A TAN is a mandated card to mention your TAN in TDS or TCS return, payment, certificates, Annual Information Return, and other documents. The income tax department allots the unique number to the individuals responsible for tax collection or tax deduction. If a person could not apply for TAN or did not mention the TAN in specified documents, then the person may attract a penalty of Rs. 10,000. In most cases, people try to fill out their PAN in place of the TAN which is not allowed to be mentioned. TPAN and TAN numbers are issued for different purposes.
2. Who Should Apply For TAN?
Any person, entity, or company paying a salary to anyone else, must have TAN including state, central government, or local authority. It can be a statutory or autonomous body, a company, a branch or a division of a company, an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family, a sole proprietor, firms, associations of persons, or trusts.
3. What Are The Required Documents?
To apply for a TAN card online, one must be ready with the required documents. An applicant is asked to submit 2 main documents: A Duly Signed Acknowledgement Page Demand Draft Within 15 Days of Application Additionally, individuals must write & print the envelope as ‘application for TAN’ and mention the acknowledgment number there.
4. How to Apply For TAN?
A TAN is a mandatory document issued by the income tax authorities. There are 2 ways to apply for TAN. One is through filing an offline application form & second is the online application form. Online Filing Process If an applicant or company wants to apply for TAN through online mode, then the following are the steps that you need to follow- The first step is to visit the NSDL-TIN website. Go to the service section and click on ‘TAN’ from the drop-down menu. There you will get to see form 49B, click on that & you will be redirected to the page of Form 49B. Read all the instructions carefully. Once you are done filling out the application form, you need to make the fee payment of Rs.55 along with the service tax. After the successful payment, you will receive the 14-digit acknowledgment number, status of the application, applicant name, contact details, payment details, and a space for signature. Note - This acknowledgment document must be printed, duly signed, and sent to the given NSDL address during submission. The submission of this acknowledgment to the NSDL must be made within 15 days of online submission. In case you have made the payment through net banking, a credit card, or a debit card then you will be issued a TAN within 5 working days.
5. Online Process on NSDL
You need to visit nearby TIN Facilitation centers to apply for TAN through the offline mode. Then you have to furnish form 49B at any of the TIN Facilitation centers. In case of a company that is not registered under the Companies Act 2003, then Form No INC-7 is to be filed instead of form 49B. This is specified in the Act of incorporation of the company in sub-section (1) of Section 7. Nowadays, it has been easy & simple to apply for TAN via online mode. The TAN application must be made by utilizing the 49B Form. For any of the physical applications got, it is optional to present any of the supporting documents to the division being referred to.
6. How to make corrections In TAN
If you want to update or change any detail in the particulars mentioned in your TAN, you can apply for changes through the request form on the NSDL website. You will be required to furnish the below-mentioned documents along with your change request application: Proof of the currently using TAN. Copy of TAN that is to be canceled/surrendered. TAN allotment letter or printout of TAN details. Appropriate documented proof to support your request to change your TAN. To apply for a change request, you must go to the NSDL-TIN website. Then go to the service section and click on ‘TAN’ from the drop-down menu. Then you will be redirected to the next page where you can see two types of applications- ‘Application for new TAN (Form 49B)’ ‘Form for Change/Correction in TAN details’ Note - Before filling out the application form, make sure you read all the instructions & guidelines so that you do not make face problems further.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who provides the TAN?
The Income Tax Department issues TAN to employers or companies based on submitted applications. You can furnish the application through the NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited), and TIN (Tax Information Network ) websites.
How can I obtain TAN?
The companies and employers are required to submit form 49B to get a TAN online through the NSDL-TIN website or visit a nearby situated facilitation center of the TIN.
How to check the TAN status?
You have to visit the NSDL-TIN website where you will see a ‘Status Track’ section. Enter your 14-digit acknowledgment number to check the status.
What can be the conditions when my TAN is rejected?
Your TAN can be rejected due to the following reasons- Your payment is not done successfully. You have not filed form 49B correctly. You already have a TAN.
What are the charges to get a TAN?
Yes. The applicants will need to pay the TAN processing fees of Rs. 65 application charge plus service tax – via NSDL.
Can I make online payments for TAN?
Yes. You can make payments through debit or credit cards along with net banking.
Is It possible to use PAN instead of PAN?
No. You can not enter PAN in place of TAN. PAN is a unique number given to taxpayers.