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How to Apply for TAN? – Acknowledgment & Payment Details

Updated on: Jan 3rd, 2022


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TAN registration is essential for all the assessees required to deduct TDS (Tax deducted at source) on transactions. To know if you are required to deduct TDS or not, click here. If you are required to deduct TDS, obtaining TAN is necessary. Fill application Form 49B for allotment of TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number).

How to Apply for TAN?

You can apply for TAN by submitting Form 49B at TIN* facilitation centres. Find your nearest TIN facilitation centre with a biometric-based facility. TAN is allotted to applicants by the income tax department. You can apply for TAN by making an online application or in-person by visiting the income tax department. Application for TAN can be made using Form 49B. In the case of in-person applications, there’s no need of furnishing any supporting documents to the department. 

However, if you are applying online, the acknowledgement received on submitting the application Form 49B needs to be furnished to the department as proof.

*TIN – Tax Information Network

Application Procedure (Online)

  1. An applicant for TAN needs to be filled in Form 49B online.
  2. If there’s an error, it needs to be rectified, and the form must be re-submitted.
  3. A confirmation screen with data filled which the applicant provides, would be displayed.
  4. The applicant can edit or confirm the same.

Procedure After Receipt of Acknowledgement

  1. Once the applicant provides confirmation, an acknowledgement screen would be displayed. This acknowledgement will consist of:
    • A unique acknowledgement number of 14-digits
    • Name and contact details of the applicant
    • Status of applicant
    • Details with respect to payment
    • Space for signature
  2. Applicants should save and print this acknowledgement.
  3. The applicant must sign in the space so provided.
  4. The signed acknowledgement along with DD (if any),  shall be sent to NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) at NSDL – e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model colony, Near Deep Bungalow chowk, Pune – 411016.

Processing Fee

The fee for processing the application for TAN application is Rs 65 (Rs 55 application charge + 18.00% Goods & Services Tax), and this is a non-refundable fee if your application is rejected. Demand draft/Cheque shall be drawn in favour of NSDL-TIN.

Once this form is submitted, the department will verify the submitted details. If the application appears correct, NSDL will send TAN details to the applicant’s address as provided in Form 49B, or they could also send an email with the TAN details for online applications.

Pointers for Filling Form 49B

Below are few points which one should bear in mind while applying for TAN in Form 49B.

  • Form 49B should be filled in English only and in capital letters.
  • The details of the assessing officer are required to be furnished by collector or deductor of tax. This information could be accessed from income tax office if the same isn’t available
  • Details with respect to the district, area, area code, etc. are required to be provided by tax deductor or collector. If such detail isn’t known, income tax office would assist you to find out the same.
  • The form must be filled up entirely without blanks or pending sections.
  • Individuals responsible for filing and submitting tax must list down their designation mandatorily.
  • The applicant’s address must be an Indian address.

Know TAN Details

If the taxpayers want to know the TAN of the tax deductor or collector, they can view TAN from the e-filing portal. See the below steps to view TAN details:-

Step 1: Go to income tax e-filing portal at Select ‘Know TAN details’ under ‘Quick links’ section.

Step 2: Under the ‘Name’ tab, Select the category of deductor. After that enter name of the deductor, state and mobile number.

Step 3: Select Continue button and you will receive OTP for validation on the mobile number stated above. Validate with OTP received.

Step 4: You will see a list of records that matches the name of the deductor. Click on the Name of the deductor.

And you will be able to see the deductor’s basic details and AO details.

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