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What is TAN Registration Number?

Under Section 203A of the Income Tax Act of 1961, all organizations are required to include the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) in all correspondence related to Tax Deduction at Source (TDS). The Income-tax Department issues a ten-digit alphanumeric TAN number to individuals or entities that participate in TDS and Tax Collection at Source (TCS). This TAN number must be mentioned in all TDS/TCS returns, certificates, and payment challans. Entities deducting tax at source must possess a TAN number to carry out tax deductions on behalf of the government and make deposits. When a TAN is issued, it is valid for a lifetime. However, TDS filings must be done quarterly on the 15th of July, October, January, and May. Not quoting TAN on TDS/TCS challans and transactions attracts a penalty of 10000 rupees.


Who is Eligible for TAN number?

  • Every person required to collect TDS/TCS must obtain TAN. 
  • Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) and individuals receiving a salary are exempt from obtaining TAN.


What is TAN Registration Benefits?

  • TAN is a unique, lifetime-valid number.
  • It is used for deductions, including wages, interest, and dividends.
  • When filing taxes, Challan type 281 should be used, along with the deductor's name and address and the 10-digit TAN number.
  • TDS return certificates issued by TAN holders provide taxpayers with information about the tax they have paid.
  • The TDS certificate can be used as evidence of tax payment in any complaints.
  • TAN information must be quoted in all tax-related communications. 
  • All TDS-related bank transactions must include the TAN number.
  • TAN numbers should be correctly quoted in all TDS/TCS-related forms.
  • Quoting a fraudulent TAN can result in a ₹10,000 fine under Section 272BB(1) of the Income Tax Act.
  • TAN holders can modify or correct their TAN data on the NSDL official website.


What are the Documents Required for TAN Registration?

  • Aadhaar card or other address verification.
  • Name, address, contact information, and signature of the applicant.
  • LLP or firm incorporation certificate.
  • Proof of Identity. 
  • PAN of Company
  • Photograph 


What is the Procedure for applying for TAN?

TAN registration can be done through both online and offline modes:

Online Mode:

  • Visit the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) Tax Information Network (TIN) website.
  • Select Service > TAN > Apply online > New TAN.
  • Fill out the required fields, choose the payment method, and make the payment.
  • Download the Acknowledgment slip containing the 14 digit acknowledgment number. 
  • Submit the application online and send the acknowledgment to NSDL's office.


Offline Mode:

  • Submit a Form 49B (duplicate) application for TAN to any Tax Information Network Facilitation Center (TIN-FC).
  • If it's a corporation not incorporated under the Companies Act of 2013, submit Form No. INC-32 for TAN allocation.
  •  Provide a Demand Draft (DD) or challan for offline payments.


How to Track TAN Registration Number?

The status of your TAN can be tracked via the following methods:

  • Visit the Income-tax department's official Tax Information Network (TIN) website.
  • Select TAN and enter Name, Date of Birth, and Acknowledgement Number to check the status.
  • Alternatively, call the TIN Call Center or send an SMS with the keyword NSDLTAN to 57575 to track the status.


How to know TAN Registration Number?

  • Visit the IT department's e-filing webpage.
  • Choose 'Know Your TAN' and enter details to retrieve TAN information.
  • After receiving your TAN, it is important to register TAN on two websites: TRACES and the Income Tax e-filing portal. 


What is the TAN Registration Fees?

Are you looking for TAN Registration Fees then here the details for you. The TAN Registration cost start from ₹1500 to ₹5000 along with Government Fee ₹500 and Professional Fee ₹1000.


TAN Registration Fee ₹1500 To ₹5000
Govt Fees ₹500
Professional Fees ₹1000


Any business collecting TDS/TCS must obtain TAN.

For online applications, it takes 7 to 10 days for issue of TAN.

The TAN is assigned by the Income Tax Department.

No, a single TAN can be used for both TDS and TCS deductions. It should and must be used.

Yes, both credit and debit cards can be used to make expenses
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