Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) Overview

TAN is a 10 digit alphanumeric number required to obtain by those persons who are responsible for deducting & collecting taxes on the behalf of government. For ex – DNBD66666T, first three letters indicate the name of the city or a state and fourth letter signifies the first letter of your name.

The individual who is in charge of deduction & collection of taxes needs to store the tax deducted to the credit of central government by mentioning the TAN number. Individuals running a proprietorship business needs to obtain TAN & deducts tax at source, whenever it is required. There is no need for salaried peoples to obtain TAN. TAN is mentioned on all TDS/TCS returns, TDS/TCS certificates as well as TDS/TCS payment challans.


What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees


Features of TAN Registration

  • It is a 10 character alpha-numeric code issued by the income tax department for deduction or collection of taxes at source.
  • It is issued for lifetime
  • Individuals’ running a Proprietorship business needs to obtain TAN. It is not applicable in the case of salaried peoples.
  • In relation to TDS payments, TAN must be quoted at the time of depositing TDS in the bank.

Procedure for Obtaining TAN Registration

Manual Procedure for TAN Registration

For obtaining TAN, you have to make application in form 49B at any of the authorized TAN Facilitation Centre.

Online procedure for TAN Registration

  • Start with filling the form 49B online
  • If there is any error in your application, you need to rectify it and submit the form again.
  • The information entered by you in the form will be displayed on screen as a confirmation.
  • The applicant can edit or confirm the information.