The Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) is a unique ten-digit alpha-numeric code, assigned by the Income Tax Department to all the entities who are responsible for collecting or deducting taxes at source. TAN is to be obtained by all the persons who are responsible for deducting tax or who collects tax at the source.
TAN can be applied either offline or online.
- OFFLINE – An application for allotment of TAN should be filed in Form 49B in duplicate and submitted to any Tax Information Network Facilitation Centre (TIN-FC). Addresses of TIN FCs are available at National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) TIN website (https://www.tin-nsdl.com).
- ONLINE — Online application for TAN can be made from the website of NSDL TIN website.