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ABOUT TAN Registration

TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alpha numeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. Tax is collected by the government in the form of deductions made from the earning you make which can be either in the form of salary, rent, professional fees or interest or any such income. These deductions are made by the person making the payment. The receiver of such income gets net income after deduction of such TDS(Tax deducted at Source).The provisions of Section 203A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 require all persons who deduct or collect tax at source to apply for the allotment of TAN.

 It is compulsory to quote TAN in all TDS/TCS returns, payment challans and certificates.


All those persons who are required to deduct/collect tax at source on behalf of Income Tax Department are required to apply for and obtain TAN.

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No documents are required to be submitted along with the application for allotment of TAN.


Yes, as a matter of law, the Income Tax Act, 1961 makes it compulsory for all eligible persons to apply for the allotment of TAN.
TAN is allotted by the Income-tax Department on the basis of the application submitted. Finmart will intimate the TAN to the applicant at the email address provided in the application and also at the dashboard.
No. TAN which was allotted for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) can be used for the purpose of TCS. However, if no TAN has been allotted, then the user should fill the enquiry form along with the application fees at Finmart.
Finmart judiciously updates the user regarding every update on the TAN processing. Thus as soon as the TAN is received, Finmart will update the user on the email address provided by the user and also on the dashboard. Also an allotment letter is dispatched at the address provided in the form.
Through the 14 digit Acknowledgement number given to the user from Finmart, the user can track the status of TAN cardthrough the dashboard.
Since last few years ITD has revised the structure of TAN. It is a unique 10 digit alphanumeric code. Accordingly, they have issued TAN in this new format to all existing TAN holders. Finmart assists the user at each and every step and intimates the respective new TAN to the user by collaborating with the Income Tax Department. It is advised to find the new TAN from this site before it is incorporated in their e-TDS return file to avoid any inconvenience at the time of furnishing e-TDS return.
Any change or corrections in the data associated with TAN should be communicated to Finmart by filing up the Enquiry form alongwith payment of the necessary fees at Finmart website.
Change of address within a jurisdiction does not change the TAN. However, it may involve a change in the Assessing Officer. Such changes must, therefore, be intimated to ITD so that the TAN database of ITD can be updated. In case of change of address from one jurisdiction to other (e.g. address changes from Bangalore to Mumbai) a new TAN needs to be applied for and previous TAN needs to be surrendered on allotment of fresh TAN.
Printout of the webpage showing details of TAN, from the  Income Tax Department's website  can serve as proof of TAN.
Duplicate TAN is a TAN which has been inadvertently obtained by a person who is responsible for deducting/collecting tax and who already has a TAN allotted to him. It is illegal to possess or use more than one TAN unless TANs are for different branches/divisions of an entity.
In case duplicate TANs have been allotted, the TAN which has been used regularly should be continued to be used. The other TAN/s should be surrendered for cancellation through Finmart website.
Yes. All Government deductors are also required to quote the TAN on their TDS / TCS / Annual Information Returns.
Yes. The name and location of branch or the designation of the person responsible for deducting/collecting tax, whichever is applicable, should be clearly given in the application for allotment of TAN.
Quoting of TAN is mandatory in all TDS/TCS/Annual Information returns, whether filed in paper or electronic format. The return will not be received in case correct TAN is not quoted.
No. PAN should never be quoted in the field where TAN is required to be quoted. The purposes for which PAN and TAN are allotted are different.
The government imposes a penalty of Rs. 10,000 in case TAN is not quoted. Further, TIN-Facilitation Centers will not accept your TDS/TCS returns and banks would reject your challans.
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