TAN Card Details

Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number which is a 10-digit alphanumeric number. The number which is issued by the Income Tax Department is required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for collecting tax at source (TCS) or for deducting tax at source (TDS). In this article, we take a look at some important points regarding TAN like the online procedure for obtaining TAN, documents required, getting to know TAN details using the name, and the consequence of not quoting TAN in required places.

Procedure For Online TAN Application

TAN can be obtained either through online and offline mode. Here, we look at the procedure involved to apply online for a new TAN. Applicants need to follow the steps mentioned below if they intend to apply online for a new Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN):

  • Visit www.tin-nsdl.com/index.html
  • Select ‘TAN’ under the ‘Services’ dropdown
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’
  • Select ‘New TAN’
  • On the new page, choose from the list ‘category of deductors’
  • Next, click on ‘Select’
  • On doing so, the applicant is redirected to Form 49B
  • Fill in the form
  • Click ‘Submit’
  • On confirmation, an acknowledgement screen is displayed which contains the following:
    • 14-digit acknowledgement number
    • Name of the applicant
    • Status of the applicant
    • Contact details
    • Payment details
    • Space for signature
  • The applicant is required to save the acknowledgement and get a printout of it
  • The printout of the acknowledgement along with other documents is required to be sent to NSDL at – NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited

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Documents To be Submitted Along With TAN Application

While applying for a new TAN, applicants are not required to submit any documents. The only thing they need to submit is the signed acknowledgement slip if they apply for a new TAN through online mode.

How To Know TAN Details Using Applicant’s Name

An applicant can know the TAN details by using the name of the applicant as well. This can be done by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  • Click on ‘Know Your TAN’
  • Select ‘Name’ under the ‘TAN Search’ option
  • Select ‘Category of Deductor’
  • Select ‘State’
  • Provide ‘Name’ and ‘Mobile Number’
  • Press on ‘Continue’
  • Provide the One Time Password (OTP) sent on the registered mobile number in the corresponding screen
  • Next, click ‘Validate’
  • The details are displayed on the corresponding screen.

Consequences Of Not Quoting TAN

If the 10-digit alphanumeric TAN number is not quoted by eligible persons at requisite places, they can face the prospect of paying a penalty of Rs.10,000 under Section 272BB(1). If a wrong TAN is provided, the same penalty is imposed on the applicant under Section 272BB.

Apart from the above-mentioned points, if a TAN is not quoted in places where it is required, the following may also occur:

  • TDS or TCS returns are not accepted by TIN facilitation centres
  • Banks to do not accept the challans for TDS/TCS payments

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