TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alphanumeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting a tax. Under Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to quote Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on all TDS returns.
Since last few years, ITD has revised the structure of TAN. It is a unique 10 digit alphanumeric code. Accordingly, they have issued TAN in this new format to all existing TAN holders.
To facilitate deductors find their new TAN, ITD has now introduced a search facility on their website. Through this facility, deductors can search on their name and old TAN to find the new TAN. Deductors are advised to find the new TAN from this site before it is incorporated in their e-TDS return file to avoid any inconvenience at the time of furnishing e-TDS return.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF TAN REGISTRATIONS ARE:-(All copies of documents should be self-attested by the customer)
Name of applicant
Contact details (address, e-mail, and telephone number
Signature / Left thumb impression
Left-hand Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp
There are two types of TAN applications:
Application for issuance of new TAN(Form 49B)
This application form should be used when the deductor has never applied for a TAN or does not have a TAN.
Form for Change or correction inTAN data for TAN Allowed
How to Apply
A deductor may either make an online application through this website or submit physical TAN Application to any TIN-Facilitation Centre (TIN-FC) of NSDL.
Applicants should go through the instructions and guidelines provided in the application form before filling the form.
Where to get the Physical Application Forms
Applicants may obtain the application forms from TIN-FCs, any other vendors providing such forms or can freely download the same from this website.