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E-TAN, issued by NSDL, is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric number that holds the same validity as the physical version. It is assigned to entities required to deduct or collect tax at the source, such as employers, businesses, and individuals responsible for making specified payments subject to tax deduction at source (TDS) or tax collection at source (TCS).

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E-TAN, issued by NSDL, is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric number that holds the same validity as the physical version. It is assigned to entities required to deduct or collect tax at the source, such as employers, businesses, and individuals responsible for making specified payments subject to tax deduction at source (TDS) or tax collection at source (TCS).

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  • Use this sample to get a preview of the E-TANNSDL will send the E-TAN to the company's director via email after a company is Incorporated.

E- Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN)

TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code issued by the Income Tax Department for tracking tax deducted at source (TDS) and tax collected at source (TCS) by entities, under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Under Section 203A of the Income Tax Department, It is required by all entities including individuals, companies, firms, etc. which are liable to deduct or collect tax at source.

Format of a TAN

TAN is a 10-Digit alphanumeric number where each character denotes either the jurisdiction or acts as an unique identifier. Here is the typical format:

ABC D 12345 E

In the above example-

  • The first three letters represent the state or city where TAN is issued. Here ABC can be BLR for Bangalore, DLI for Delhi, etc.
  • The fourth letter is the initial of the Organization i.e. Tax Deductor. For example, here, ‘D’ is the initial of the Tax Deductor.
  • The next five numerals are system generated and act as an unique identification number.
  • The last character is a system-generated Alphabet, also known as Check Digit. Here, it is ‘E’.

If the TAN does not adhere to the structure outlined above, it will be considered invalid.

How to apply for TAN?

Through SPICe+ Application

For newly incorporated entities, the e-TAN is issued upon the submission of the exhaustive forms like SPICe+ Part A and Part B. The Certificate of Incorporation, containing the 10-digit TAN, is then provided via email as confirmation of the successful company registration process.

Through NSDL-TIN

TIN or Tax Information Network is a framework established by National Securities Depository Limited to facilitate the electronic processing of tax-related information and the issuance of Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) and Tax Deduction and Collection Number (TAN) in India.

To apply for TAN online, follow these steps:

  • Go to the official NSDL-TIN website.
  • Complete Form 49B, providing necessary details and attaching required identity and address proofs.
  • Submit the form after ensuring the accuracy of the displayed information.
  • Upon confirmation, an acknowledgment screen will show a 14-digit acknowledgment number, applicant's name and status, contact details, etc.
  • The Income Tax Department verifies and approves the application, notifying NSDL, which subsequently issues the TAN.

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Validity of the TAN

Once assigned, a TAN remains valid indefinitely and does not expire. This means that there is no need for renewal or reapplication for a TAN once it has been obtained.

Fees for TAN in India

If applied through SPICe+, the cost incurred for the TAN is covered under the Part B application fees.

The fee for processing a TAN application through NSDL is  Rs. 77 ( Rs. 65 application charge + 18 % Goods & Services Tax). The payment can be made through multiple methods like Demand Draft, Cheque, Card, Net Banking, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why to apply for TAN?

It is mandatory to apply for TAN and quote it on all future TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) and TCS (Tax Collected at Source) returns. Failure to obtain TAN when required can result in a penalty fine of Rs.10,000 under the Income Tax Act.

Can I check the status of my TAN application online?

Yes, you can check the status of your TAN application on the NSDL website using the acknowledgment number provided during the application process.

Can I have multiple TANs for my Company?

No, a person or entity should have only one TAN as possessing multiple TANs is against the law and can attract a penalty.

Is TAN different from PAN?

Yes, TAN and PAN are different. TAN is specifically for entities deducting or collecting tax at the source, while PAN is a unique identification number for individuals and entities for tax purposes.

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