TAN and PAN Registration

Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number abbreviated as TAN is an alphanumeric account number allotted to those who deduct tax at source (Tax Deduction at Source) against PAN. TAN registration is an essential step for any business as a deduction of tax cannot be done without TAN.
PAN stands for Permanent Account Number used as an identification of persons. It's a ten digits alphanumeric number every taxpayer in India must possess. It is provided by the income tax department and required for economic activities like return filing and more.

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The Income Tax Department issues the Tax Deduction Account Number or the Tax Collection Account Number. Every person who is liable to deduct tax at source or to collect tax at source will apply for TAN whereas PAN i.e., Permanent Account Number is a unique identification number assigned to all taxpayers in India for filing income tax returns and for all related works. It is issued in order to prevent tax evasion by individuals and entities as it links with all financial transactions made by a particular individual or entity. Both are distinctive 10-character alphanumeric numbers assigned by the Income Tax Department (ITD) of India.

Online Application Of TAN

The online TAN assignment application can be made via the NSDL-TIN website. All required information and details must be correctly entered along with the communication address and email ID. The PAN number must be indicated on the application. If the deductor has an old format tax deduction/collection account number, the same must be indicated in the required field.

The government fees for TAN application are INR 63.00+tax. One may pay by Demand Draft, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Cheque.
Upon submission of the TAN application and payment of processing fees, a 14-digit acknowledgment number would be received.

Acknowledgement includes the applicant's status, the applicant's name, contact details (address, email ID, and contact number), and payment details. When the TAN number is assigned, the intimation will be sent to the applicant by NSDL through registered mail id.

Structure Of TAN

BBBB 88888A

First three alphabets -Represents the city.
Fourth alphabet -Initial name of the TAN holder.
Next Five Characters -System generated numeric numbers.
Last character -Alphabetic Number which is also known as check digit and it is system generated.

Online Application Of PAN

Step1 :Visit the NSDL site.
Step2 :Fill the form with details, submit it and pay the processing fee.
Step3 :Pay the processing fee.
Step4 :PAN will be dispatched within 15 days.
PAN Sample
Name of the cardholder- Individual/Company
Name of the father of Cardholder- Applicable for individual cardholders.
Date of birth- the cardholder’s date of birth in case of individual or date of registration in case of company or firm.
PAN Number– It is a 10 letter alpha-numeric number and each character represents distinct information of the cardholder.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who can apply for PAN?

All Indian citizens with a source of income and valid proof (as prescribed by the Income Tax Department) are eligible to apply for a PAN card.

Can I have more than one PAN?

It is illegal for a person or company to get more than one PAN number. If apprehended, the Income Tax Department may take legal action or impose a financial penalty.

How to find area code in PAN?

Step 1: Click on the link
Step 2: Click on the initial alphabet of city
This will display the Area Code, AO Type, Range Code and AO number

What is the minimum age required for PAN card?

The minimum age for PAN card is 18 years.

What is the fee for filing application for TAN?

The government fees for TAN application are INR 63.00+tax. One may pay by Demand Draft, Credit Card, Debit Card or Cheque.

Who will allot TAN?

TAN is allocated to the Income Tax Department on the basis of an online application submitted to the NSDL e-Gov-TIN website.

Who must apply for TAN?

Section 203A of the Income-tax Act requires all persons who deduct or collect tax at source to apply for the allocation of a TAN.

How to find area code in TAN?

To find the area code click here


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