Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) is a 10 digit alpha numeric number required to be obtained by those who deductand or collect tax. Under the Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the TAN number allotted by ITD has to be quoted on all TDS returns.
AN application for TAN number maybe be made online on NDSL site or a physically by submitting TAN Application form to any TIN-Facilitation Center (TIN-FC) of NSDL, which may be downloaded or through vendors. The processing fee is Rs. 65 (including GST).
The applicants can track the status of their TAN application using 14 digit unique Acknowledgment Number starting 3 days of application on the Status Track Facility online or call TIN Call Centre on 020 – 2721 8080 OR by sending an SMS - NSDLTAN to 57575. Anyone can apply for TDS Return Filing through TAN number.