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Form 49B: How to Download and Fill TAN Application Form?

Updated on: Jun 4th, 2024


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You must have come across the term ‘TAN’ i.e. Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number. However, not everyone needs to have a TAN in order to pay taxes. There are specific cases when you must have a TAN such as for depositing tax deducted at source when making payment of rent, professional fee, and salary to name a few. Read through to know more about how to apply for TAN and when Form 49B will come handy.

Why is TAN necessary?

Every person who is required to deduct tax at source (TDS) is required to have TAN. Similar to PAN, TAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number assigned to a tax deductor and collector. The income tax department will issue this number to the person making an application for it. Every TDS payment or TCS payment should be made using the TAN. Also, every TDS return must have TAN quoted on it. A penalty of up to Rs.10,000 can be levied if a person deducting tax at source does not have a TAN. Also, a penalty of Rs.10,000 is levied for a failure to quote TAN in TDS challans and TDS certificates.

What is Form 49B?

Individuals must use Form 49B to apply for a new TAN. The form can be accessed at the nearest Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) facilitation centre set up to receive e-TDS returns.

How to Download TAN Form 49B?

Step 1: Visit the URL –

NSDL- Application for TAN

Step 2: Click on the option ‘Online Application for TAN (Form 49B)’.

Click on 49B

Step 3: Scroll down to the end of the screen to find a drop-down list under ‘Category of Deductors’.

Apply for new TAN

Step 4: You will be redirected to a page displaying Form 49B as given in the image below. Fill in all the necessary details, check the entered details, and submit the form by clicking on ‘Confirm’ button.

Fill 49B form

Step 5: Enter all necessary information accurately including entity address, block no, post office, AO type, range code, AO number, etc.

Step 6: Review all information and then click on the “Confirm” option to submit the form. 

Step 7: An acknowledgement page will appear on the screen, confirming the submission of Form 49B to the Income Tax Department. 

Step 8: On that screen, you will get to see important information such as the 14-digit acknowledgement number, applicant's status, applicant's name, payment details, signature space, and contact details.

Step 9: Now, download this acknowledgement slip and sign it. 

Step 10: Finally, send the printout of the acknowledgement slip along with the required documents to NSDL’s office.

Address: NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No.341, Survey No.997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411016 

How to Fill Form 49B for TAN?

Before filing Form 49B, it is important to note that you must refrain from editing or overwriting in this specific form. This generally eliminates the chances of getting the application approved. Here is a complete guide to filling this Form 49B accurately:

  • Provide all necessary details in block letters in order to make the entries legible.
  • You need to furnish details about the Assessing officer. You can access the information from the Income Tax Office. 
  • Enter one letter in every required box to make it more visibly clear. 
  • Provide accurate details regarding the area code, district, tax circle, etc. You can avail of this information from TIN Facilitation Center or the income tax office.
  • For left thumb impression, ensure to get it attested by the gazetted officer or a magistrate. This is only applicable to individuals applying for TAN through offline mode. If you are applying under the 'Other category of deductors', it is essential to sign the acknowledgement slip.
  • It is necessary to fill in all details. No blank space in this Form 49B will be taken into consideration.
  • It is crucial to mention your designation, and the address provided must belong to India.

Fee and payment modes

A fee of Rs.65 must be paid when you are applying for a new TAN. It includes application charge of Rs.55 and 18% Goods and Services Tax. You can make the payment in one of the following modes:

  • Cheque
  • Demand draft
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Netbanking

If you choose cheque or demand draft (DD) for the payment, it should be in favour of NSDL-TIN. The DD must be payable in Mumbai. In the case of a cheque, deposit a local cheque at any HDFC Bank branch except Dahej branch.

Persons authorised to make the payment of the fee are:

Category of applicantAuthorised person
Individual – ProprietorIndividual
HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)Karta of the HUF
CompanyAny Director of the company
Firm/LLPPartner or Designated partner of LLP
Trusts/Association of Persons (AOP)/Body of Individuals (BOI)Authorised person/signatory

Submission of TAN application

The acknowledgement of the TAN application must be sent to the address given below:

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No.341, Survey No.997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411016

After receipt of the acknowledgement and payment of application fee, the TAN application would be processed and TAN would be allotted to the applicant.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Form No 49B?

It is an application form under Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, which an individual can use to apply for a new TAN. You need to fill out the form accurately and submit it to the Income Tax department.

What is the instruction for filing Form 49B?

To fill the Form 49B, you must enter all the details in English and block letters. Also, you must fill in one character in each box, including punctuation, alphabet or number, to ensure clarity.

How to fill a 49B for a TAN?

To fill out form 49B for a TAN, it is essential to enter all the details appropriately, including the range code, area code, AO code, etc. Also, ensure to fill the form completely; if any section is left blank, the form will be considered incomplete.

Can I apply for Form 49B for TAN via offline mode?

Yes, you can apply for Form 49B through offline mode. All you need to do is download this required application form from the NSDL website and submit the same to the income tax department along with the required documents.

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