How to Online Apply for TAN

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05 Aug

TAN Application Made Easy: Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Online Like a Pro.

About TAN -

Tax Deduction Account Number(TAN)  or Tax Collection Account Number (TCS) is a 10 -digit alpha-numeric number issued by the Income-tax Department. All individuals who are obligated to collect or are responsible for deducting tax at source must obtain a TAN .

How to apply for TAN?

There are two types for applying for TAN:

OFFLINE - An application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49B and submitted to any TIN-FC.

Download Form 49B - Click here

ONLINE — On the NSDL TIN website, you can submit an online application for TAN.

Apply Online - 

Step – I    Visit 

Step – II    Select Category of Detectors from the drop down menu and click on "Select Button".

Step – III     Fill out the requisite details on the form.

Step – IV    A response with the error(s) will be shown on the screen if any format level check of the applicant's data fails.

Step – V     Forms must be submitted again after fixing any errors.

Step - VI     If there are no errors at the form level, a confirmation screen with the applicant's data will be shown.

Step – VII    The edit option is available if the applicant needs to make any changes to the data shown on the confirmation screen.

Step – VIII    If the information being provided is accurate, the applicant must select the confirm option.

Step – IX     An acknowledgment slip will be produced following the successful payment of fees (if the method of payment is different from DD or Cheque).

Step – X     The applicant must print and save the acknowledgment before sending it, along with the other documents, to NSDL at

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,

5th floor, Manti Sterling,

Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,

Model Colony,

Near Deep Bungalow Choke,

Pune – 411016

The envelope should be scribed as "APPLICATION FOR TAN - Acknowledgment Number" (e.g. 'APPLICATION TAN - 88301020000251').​



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