Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income-tax Department (referred as TAN). TAN is to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or who are required to collect tax at source (TCS). However, a person required to deduct tax under section 194-IA at the time of purchase of Immovable property can use PAN in place of TAN as such person is not required to obtain TAN.
Offline application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49B in duplicate and submitted to any TIN-Facilitation Centre
Online application can be made either through the portal of NSDL (https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/index.html) or portal of UTITSL (https://www.utiitsl.com/UTIITSL_SITE/pan/index.html). The charges for applying for TAN is charged Rs. 65. Payment of application fee can be made through credit/debit card, demand draft or net-banking. Once the application and payment is accepted, the applicant is required to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL/UTITSL. Only after the receipt of the documents, TAN application would be processed by NSDL/UTITSL.