Online Application of TAN, Acknowledgement, and Payment Information

A Tax Deduction Account Number (TDAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number. It must be acquired by anybody who is responsible for deducting tax at the source or is obligated to collect tax at source. The Income Tax Department of India issues TANs in accordance with Section 203A of the Income Tax Act of 1961. All TDS returns and challans must include the TAN. We will walk you through the processes necessary to apply for TAN.

What is the significance of TAN?

All individuals deducting TDS need TAN because Tax Collected at Source (TCS) or Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) returns are not recognized by TIN facilitation centers without it. It should also be noted that banks would not accept challans for TDS/TCS payments if the deductor does not include the TAN number.

Section 203A additionally requires the TAN to be quoted in the following documents:

i.) TDS statement (Return)

ii.) TCS statement (Return)

iii.) Challans for payment of TDS/TCS

IV.) Financial transaction statement

v.) TDS/TCS certificates

vi.) Any additional papers mentioned.

What is the ramification of failing to cite TAN?

If a person fails to get a TAN, a penalty of Rs. 10,000 would be levied under section 272BB(1). It should also be mentioned that Section 272BB(1A) imposes a Rs. 10,000 fine on those who quote an erroneous TAN.

How can I get a TAN number?

There are two methods for applying for TAN. The first mode is paperless online mode, while the second option is offline mode.

To apply for TAN online, follow these steps:

• Go to and click on “Online TAN application (form 49B)

• After choosing the deductor category from the drop down menu, click the “Choose” button.

•Fill out the required information on the form, and this page will display. Fill out all necessary information (indicated with a *).

• If the applicant’s data fails any formal level check, a response identifying the faults will show on the screen.

•Forms may only be submitted when all mistakes have been corrected.

•If no formal level mistakes occur, a confirmation page displaying the applicant’s details will be presented.

• If an applicant has to make changes to the application, he may do so by choosing the Edit option.

• If the information provided is valid, the applicant may choose the confirm option.

• An acknowledgment sheet will be created upon successful payment of fees (if other than DD or Check).

The applicant must save and print the acknowledgment before sending it to NSDL at the following address: NSDL e – governance Infrastructure Ltd, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No.997/8, Model community, Near Deep Bunglow Chowk, Pune-411016

The envelope should be labeled ‘APPLICATION FOR TAN-Acknowledgement Number’. (For example, ‘APPLICATION TAN – 98989898956321’). ?

Online TAN Application Using a Digital Signature Certificate

• In the TAN module, go to and choose the ‘Apply Online‘ option.

• Choose the online TAN application depending on DSC.

• Choose the correct application category.

• Complete the online application form.

• Fill out the form using the authorized signatory’s DSC/ digital signature Certificate.

• Only an online payment option is available for DSC-based applications.

• Create an acknowledgment receipt with a 14-digit acknowledgment number.

• For DSC-based TAN applications, applicants are not required to submit any documents to the NSDL e-Gov website.

• Offline TAN Application Procedure:

• Download the TAN application form from the TIN FCs or the TIN website. Please see 22052012.pdf for further information.

• The form must be filled out in block letters and, most likely, in English.

• The applicant’s address must only be in India.

• The completed and signed application form 49B must be sent to the closest TIN-FC.

• If using a left hand thumb imprint, it must be confirmed by a Magistrate, Notary Public, or Gazetted Official under official seal and stamp.

• Other than form 49B, no further papers are required.

• Follow the directions on the Form.

• A processing charge of Rs. 65 (incl. GST) is required to be paid at the TIN-FC desk.

What papers are needed to accompany a TAN Application?

There are no documentation required to accompany the TAN Allocation application.

Nevertheless, if the online option is selected, the acknowledgment produced upon form submission must be downloaded, signed, and sent to NSDL.

NSDL E-governance Infrastructure Limited, Mantri Sterling, 5th floor, Plot No. 341, Survey No.997/8, Model Community, Near Deep Bunglow Chowk, Pune-411016

The envelope should be labeled ‘APPLICATION FOR TAN-Acknowledgement Number’. (For example, ‘APPLICATION TAN – 88301020000244’). ?

What are the different payment options for fees?

The following payment methods are available for processing payment fees:

• Demand draft

• Cheque

• Credit/Debit card

• Online banking

• Cash (if offline form submit at TIN FC)

Where can you check the progress of your TAN application online?

The application deductor may check the status of his TAN application by visiting the NSDL-TIN website and selecting the status track option. You may get more information at

After three days, the applicant must provide the 14-digit acknowledgment number. This service is also available on the website of the Income-Tax Department.

In addition to following the TAN application online, the applicant may call the TAN Call Center (020-27218080) or send an SMS to 57575 to check the progress of their TAN application. (For example, NSDLTAN to 57575)

Is it feasible to make changes once TAN has already been assigned?

• If you have already been assigned a TAN and discover that there was an error that needs to be addressed, you may either make an online application for “Change or correction in TAN data” or fill out the “Form for Change or Correction in TAN data” and send it to TIN Facilitation Centers.

Questions and Answers

Q1. How can I get a TAN?

Answer: The TAN application form may be filed online or offline, as explained in the instructions above.

Q2. Who is eligible to apply for TAN?

Answer: Except for those obliged to deduct TDS under the following section, everyone who is required to deduct or collect tax must get a TAN.

  • Section 194IA, Section 194IB, and Section 194M
  • PAN may be used instead of TAN in all three of these circumstances.

Q3. Is it essential to register for a new TAN if a deductor is required to deduct tax on several forms of payments such as salary, interest, dividend, commission, and so on?

Answer: No, the TANs assigned to you may be used for any form of deduction. If the tax is collected at the source, the same method might be employed.

Q4. Should all DDOs apply for TAN if there are several DDOs?

Answer: Yes. In such a circumstance, it is essential to include the following data (whenever relevant) in the application for TAN allotment: the name of the Division, the location of the branch, the name of the branch, and the designation of the person responsible for deducting/collecting tax.

Q5. What should we do if we were given a duplicate TAN by mistake?

Answer: If a duplicate TAN has been assigned, the applicant must file an application to cancel the TAN that has not been utilized. The Form for Modifications or Correction in TAN, which may be obtained from the NSDL website (, can be used to handle TAN cancellation applications. Applications are also available via TIN Facilitation Centres.

Q6. How much does it cost to process a TAN application?

Answer: The fee for processing the TAN application is INR 65.00 (55.00 application fees + 18% Goods and Services Tax). In the event that the application is refused, this fee is non-refundable. A DD/Cheque in the name of NSDL-TIN is also acceptable.

Upon the submission of the form, the information will be verified by the relevant department. If the application is accurate, the TAN information will be sent to the applicant’s address, or a letter containing the same information will be delivered if the application was completed online.

Q7. What information is included in the NSDL acknowledgment?

Answer: The acknowledgment includes the following information:

a.) A 14-digit unique acknowledgment number.

b.) The applicant’s name and contact information.

c.) The applicant’s current status d.) Payment information

e.) Signature space supplied

Q8. What are the grounds for the rejection of a TAN?

Answer: Your TAN application may be denied for the following reasons:

  • The application was unable to be processed due to inadequate or inaccurate information.
  • The payment was unable to be processed owing to incorrect information being input, inadequate bank balance, and other factors.
  • A TAN number has already been assigned to your company name.

Q9. What steps should be taken if a TAN application is denied?

Answer: If your TAN application is denied, you must resubmit Form 49B. Be certain that the errors you committed the past time are not repeated.

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