For TAN registration no particular document or proof of identity is required. For obtaining TAN, Form 49 B needs to be filled and submitted. The process for registration is stated below-

  1. You can fill and submit the form 49 B online or send a completed Form 49 B to any TIN Facilitation Centre of NSDL. It is easy to apply electronically.
  2. If you find any error in your form, rectify it and resubmit it online.
  3. A confirmation screen will open up and it will demand your confirmation.
  4. After confirming the form, an acknowledgement slip will appear which consists of the name of the applicant, applicant status, a 14-digit acknowledgement number, contact details, payment details and space for signature.
  5. Payment can be made by Demand draft or Cheque or Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
  6. Demand draft/cheque shall be in favour of ‘NSDL – TIN‘.
  7. Demand draft shall be payable at Mumbai.
  8. Applicants making payment by cheque shall deposit a local cheque (drawn on any bank) with any HDFC Bank branch across the country (except Dahej). The applicant shall mention TANNSDL on the deposit slip.
  9. Name of the applicant and the acknowledgement number should be mentioned on the reverse of the demand draft/cheque.
  10. On successful payment by credit card/debit card/net banking, an acknowledgement will be displayed. The applicant shall save and print the acknowledgement and send to NSDL as mentioned in section ‘Submission of Documents’ below.
  11. Signature / Left thumb impression should only be within the box provided in the acknowledgement. In the case of applicants other than ‘Individuals’, the authorised signatory shall sign the acknowledgement.
  12. Left-hand Thumb impression, if used, should be attested by a Magistrate or a Notary Public or Gazetted Officer, under official seal and stamp.
  13. The acknowledgement duly signed along with demand draft, if any, shall be sent to NSDL at NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
    Pune- 411 016.
  14. Superscribe the envelope with ‘APPLICATION FOR TAN Acknowledgment Number’ (e.g. ‘APPLICATION TAN – 8830102056244’).
  15. Your acknowledgement and demand draft, if any, should reach NSDL within 15 days from the date of online application.
  16. The application will be processed only on receipt of duly signed acknowledgement and realisation of payment.

Some important points while applying for TAN:

  • Applicants, if they want to, can track a status of their TAN using the 14-digit acknowledgement number on the site whenever necessary.
  • The tan number is given by Income Tax Department to all those people who apply online.
  • The application cannot be made online. People wishing to acquire TAN need to fill the form online only.
  • Form 49 B can be filled on a typewriter but, the spellings should be correct with capital letters.
  • The fees for application is Rs.63/- only (Rs.55/- application charge + 15% Service Tax).
  • Applicants making credit card/debit card payment will be charged an additional surcharge of Rs.5.00 + service tax by the bank providing payment gateway facility.
  • Applicants making payment through Net Banking facility will be charged an additional surcharge of Rs.4.00 + service tax for payment gateway facility.
  • Persons authorised to make credit card/debit card / net banking payment for other categories are as below:
  • A person can apply just for one TAN. If you apply for a new registration of TAN, then you must surrender your old TAN before a new one is issued. Submitting an application for more than one TAN is illegal as per the provisions of the act
Category of ApplicantAuthorised Person whose credit/debit card/net banking can be used for making the payment
Company/Branch/Division of a CompanyAny Director of a Company
Individual (Sole Proprietorship) or Branch of Individual BusinessSelf
Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)Karta
Firm / Branch of FirmAny Partner of the firm
Association of Persons/Body of Individuals/Association of Persons (Trusts)/Artificial Juridical PersonAuthorised Signatory under Section 140