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Apply for Tan - Online Tan Application Form 49B

The TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alphanumeric number required to be obtained by all persons responsible for deducting or collecting tax. Under Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to quote the Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on all TDS returns.

Two Types of TAN Applications:
This application is useful when the person deducting tax has never applied for a TAN before.
  • Issuance of new TAN (Form 49B) - Regular
This application form is useful if the person deducting tax requires to change or correct any details associated with their TAN.
  • Change/Correction in TAN data for TAN Allotted

How to Apply for TAN?

A TAN application can easily be made by depositing a duly filled form 49B at any of the TIN Facilitation centers. One can simply locate the nearest TIN facilitation center to their location, having the biometric-based facility.

TAN is then allotted to the various applicants by the income tax department. Nowadays, it has become really easy to apply for TAN online by way of an online application or physically by visiting the income tax department oneself.

The TAN application can only be made by way of using the form 49B. For any of the physical applications received, one is not required to submit any of the supporting documents to the department in question. However, for an online application, a valid acknowledgement received after the application submission is done in the form 49B needs to be provided to the department as proof.

Online Application Procedure for TAN

  • The individual applying for TAN is required to fill in the Form 49B online in an appropriate manner.
  • In case of any error, the same is required to be corrected rectified and the form needs to be re-submitted.
  • Next, a confirmation of the form submission along with the details of the data filled as provided by the applicant is displayed on screen.
  • The applicant is required to edit or confirm the same.

The person deducting tax may either make an online application through this website or submit a physical TAN Application to any TIN-Facilitation Center (TIN-FC) of Alankit.

Applicants may obtain application forms from TIN-FCs, download them from this website or get them through other vendors. Once received, applications are digitized by Alankit and forwarded to NSDL. NSDL then, issues the TAN letter to the applicant as per the TAN allotted to it through the IT Department.

Process Charges

The processing fee for the both the applications, Issuance of new TAN and Change/Correction in TAN data, is Rs. 62 inclusive of service tax.

Frequently Asked Questions About TAN

Obtaining a TAN is a must for every individual who is liable to deduct tax at source or collect tax. However, if the individual chooses to use PAN instead, then he is not liable to obtain TAN.
Every individual who deducts or collects tax at source needs to apply for the TAN allotment, as per Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. It is also compulsory for such individuals to quote the TAN in TDS/TCS returns including any e-TDS/TCS returns, TDS/TCS payment challans, TDS/TCS certificates and other documents as may be prescribed. Failure in applying for TAN or not quoting the TAN in the specified documents is liable to attract a Rs. 10,000/- penalty as per Section 272BB.
The Income Tax Department allots a TAN based on the application submitted to TIN Facilitation Centres (TIN-FCs) managed by NSDL. The NSDL then, intimates the TAN to the individual that is required to be mentioned in all future correspondences related to TDS/TCS.
An online application for TAN allotment can be made via https://www.tin-nsdl.com.
The TAN application can only be made on a Form 49B. The application form can easily be downloaded from the NSDL website or the Income Tax Department website. It can also be obtained from TIN Facilitation Centres.
No documents are required while submitting the online application, however, the acknowledgment receipt has to be sent to the NSDL.
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