What is TAN?
Every deductor is required to obtain a unique identification number called TAN (Tax Deduction Account Number) which is a ten digit alpha numeric number. This number has to be quoted by the deductor in every correspondence related to TDS.
Format of TAN:
It can be obtained by filing an application in form no. 49B to any of the TIN facilitation Centres (TIN-FC) namely NSDL. Addresses of the TIN-FC as well as the forms can be downloaded from the website www.incometaxindia.gov.in or http://tin-nsdl.com. The fee for processing TAN application is Rs. 60/-. This can be paid by:
▬ Cash at TIN-FC counter
▬ Demand draft or
▬ Cheque or
▬ Credit card
The demand draft/ cheque shall be in favour of ‘NSDL-TIN’.
TAN number will be communicated to the deductor by NSDL.