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Know Your TAN

Tan Verification

Last Updated 27th Nov 2020

  • TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number which is required to be quoted on all Income Tax returns.
  • Any person responsible for deducting and collecting taxes number is required to obtain a TAN.
  • TAN is also required for filing TDS/TCS/Annual Information Returns, Payment Challans, and Certificates.
  • To apply for TAN, you need to fill Form 49B.
  • You can search for TAN status by visiting https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pantan/StatusTrack.html or calling on a TIN centre number.
  • To search your TAN name, visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

Why is Tan necessary?

TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number which is required to be quoted on all TDS/TCS/Annual Information Returns, Payment Challans, and Certificates. Under section 203A of the Income Tax Act, any person responsible for deducting and collecting taxes number is required to obtain a TAN for acceptance of the filing of returns by the TIN facilitation centres and banks. In case the person does not apply for the same, he/ she is liable to pay a penalty of ₹ 1,00,000.

Structure of TAN Card

The structure of TAN has been revised in the past few years, and presently, the 10-digit alphanumeric code is structured in the following manner.

  • The first four characters are letters, where the first three characters highlight the jurisdiction code and the last character highlights the first letter of the name of the deductor.
  • The next 5 characters are numerals and symbolize the five-digit number.The last character is again a letter in the English alphabet.
  • The last character is again a letter in the English alphabet.

How to Search for TAN No.?

You can search for TAN by following the below-mentioned procedure:

  • Firstly, visit the official web portal of Income Tax by clicking on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on 'Know Your TAN.'
  • Now, Select ‘Name’ under the ‘TAN Search’ option, ‘Category of Deductor’, ‘State’, ‘Name’, registered mobile number and click on ‘Continue’.
  • Finally, enter the OTP sent on the registered mobile number in the corresponding screen and click on ‘Validate’.

How to Know Your TAN Number Status?

To know your TAN Number status follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, visit https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pantan/StatusTrack.html.
  • Now, select application type as TAN New/Change Request, enter acknowledgement number, captcha code and click on submit.

Alternatively, you may call TIN Call Centre on 020 – 2721 8080 or enquire by sending an SMS - NSDLTAN to 57575 to know TAN number status.

How to Register for TAN to Know New User Details?

To register for a new TAN, the applicant needs to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, visit the official Income Tax website by clicking on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on register yourself on the right hand of the screen.
  • Now, select the user type from the provided options and click on the 'Continue' button.
  • Next, enter the required details such as PAN, name, date of birth and residential status and click on the 'Continue' button.

PAN Vs TAN

Point of Difference PAN TAN
Full Form PAN stands for Permanent Account Number TAN stands for Tax Deduction Account Number
Purpose It is used for quoting Income taxes. It is used for filing Income Tax Returns of the following:
  • TDS statements i.e. returns
  • TCS statements i.e. return
  • Statement of financial transactions or reportable accounts
  • Challans for payment of TDS/TCS
  • TDS/TCS certificates
Application Form 49 A- Indian
49 AA- Foreigners
49 B
Role Helps to identify taxpayers in the country. Provides information about tax deducted at source for any entity.
Proof of Identity A PAN card can be used as a document for identity proof. You cannot use TAN for identity proof.

How to Know your TAN Jurisdiction building name?

To know the TAN jurisdiction building name follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, visit www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
  • Now, select ‘Jurisdiction’ under the ‘Important Links’ tab.
  • Next, select your state.
  • You will now be redirected to a PDF file. Find the TAN jurisdiction building name in the list.

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FAQs

How can I get my TAN number online?

You can apply for a TAN number online; you need to visit the official website of TIN-NSDL by clicking on https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/tan/tan-introduction.html. Now, click on New TAN under Apply Online and select the type of deductor from the drop-down menu. Finally, fill the required form.

What is Deductor tan?

You can search for a deductor TAN by visiting www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and clicking on 'Know Your TAN.' Now, Select 'Name' under the 'TAN Search' option, 'Category of Deductor', 'State', 'Name', registered mobile number and click on 'Continue' to receive the OTP on your registered mobile number. Finally, enter the OTP in the corresponding screen and click on 'Validate'.

Why is tan needed?

TAN furnishes details about tax deducted at source and is used for filing Income Tax Returns of the following:

  • TDS statements i.e. returns
  • TCS statements i.e. returns
  • Statement of financial transactions or reportable accounts
  • Challans for payment of TDS/TCS
  • TDS/TCS certificates

Can we find a TAN number with a PAN number?

No, you do not require a PAN to find the TAN number. To search or know about TAN number, visit the official website of Income Tax by clicking on www.incometaxindia.gov.in and fill required details such as deductor type, name and state.

How do you know your TAN?

The process of searching for a TAN number and knowing TAN is similar. To know your TAN number online; you need to visit the official website of TIN-NSDL by clicking on https://www.tin-nsdl.com/services/tan/tan-introduction.html. Now, click on New TAN under Apply Online and select the type of deductor from the drop-down menu. Finally, fill the required form.

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