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What is TAN ?

Tax Deduction or collection Account Number is also known as TAN is a number that is to be obtained by all persons responsible for deduction or collection of tax u/s 203A of the Income Tax Act.

TAN is a 10 digit alphanumeric number that is provided by the Income Tax department after filing the application in Form 49B. 

How the TAN can be applied?

TAN applications can be submitted online at or the physical form can also be submitted at tin facilitation centres [TIN FC] of NSDL. 

What are the documents required for filing the TAN application?

Presently, no documents are required to be attached to the TAN application. The personal details of the applicant such as name, address, PAN, mobile and E-mail ID, etc. are only required. The form has to be physically signed by the applicant. 


In the case of an online application also, after filling the form online and payment, the printed form should be signed physically and submitted to the TIN center at Pune. It can be sent by post or courier. 

In how many days the TAN is generally allotted?


If the application is complete, the TAN is generally allotted within 10 days from submission of the application. 

The status of the TAN application can also be checked at


Is there any fees for filing TAN?

The Govt. fees for TAN application is Rs.77/-. However, if you wish to avail of our services, our charges will be Rs.399/-. 


Can the particulars of TAN be corrected?


Yes there is a TAN correction form also which can be filed to change the particulars in TAN (if there are some errors that are to be rectified) 

TAN Registration

TAN is required for quoting while filing TDS/TCS/Annual Information Returns, payment challans, and certificates. If this ten-digit alphanumeric number is not quoted, TIN facilitation centers will not accept the filed returns.


In this article, we will explain,

  • How to know the TAN number

  • TAN registration process at TRACES and Income Tax.

How To Know the TAN Number?

TAN number is issued by the Income Tax Department of India to all individuals collecting or deducting tax. It is necessary to quote TAN on all TDS or TCS returns under section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can know your TAN number!



  • Registered mobile number

  • Deductor TAN or Deductor Name

  • Deductor State

  1. Visit the official Income Tax website, and under quick links, click on the “Know Your TAN” option.

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2. Then, the below screen will appear, where you are required to enter all the mandatory details.


After mentioning all the details, click on “Continue”.

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3. Finally, an OTP will be sent to your mobile number which you are required to enter and click on the “validate” button.

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4. Once the OTP validation is completed, all the TAN details will be shown.

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Step-by-Step Guide on Registering TAN on the TRACES Portal

  1. Open the official TRACES portal and click on the “Continue” button.

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2. On the title bar, click on deductor, and then “Register as New user.”

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3. The below screen will appear; here, you have to enter TAN details as per details from "Know Your Tan." Then, click on “Proceed.”

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4. After the successful confirmation, an activation link will be sent to your mail along with two different activation codes to the registered mail id and mobile number.


5. Open the activation link and enter the User ID + both Activation Codes.


6. Click on the activation link within 48 hours; otherwise, it will get deactivated, and you’ll be required to register again.


Finally, the TAN registration process is completed, and deductors can now log in through their user ID and password generated.

Step-by-Step Guide on Registering TAN on The Income Tax Portal

Prerequisites For TAN Registration 

  • Active and valid TAN

  • PAN of the principal contact (registered on the IT portal)


  1. Visit the official income tax e-filing portal and click on “Register.”

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2. After clicking "Register," you'll be prompted to select your category. Choose "Others" from the options provided. Then, under the category dropdown menu, select "Tax Deductor and Collector."

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3. Enter your TAN number in the designated field and click on the "Validate" button.

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4. Depending on your TAN's status, you'll encounter different situations:


Situation I) If your TAN is already registered on the TRACES website and a request for registration on the e-filing portal is made, simply click on "Continue" to view the pre-filled details. 

Double-check all the details and click on ‘Continue’.

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Situation II) If your TAN is not registered on TRACES and the request for registration on the e-filing portal has not been made, you must register on TRACES first (as explained above).


Upon successful registration, you'll be directed back to the e-filing portal. Fill in your basic details and click on "Continue."


Situation III) If the TAN is already available in the database and the registration request is previously raised and pending for approval.


In such a situation, an error message will appear, and you can withdraw the process.


5. Enter all details of the individual collecting tax or making payments, and click Continue.

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6. Fill in all the contact details, such as postal address, registered mobile number, and email ID. Click on "Continue" to proceed.

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7. Now, two different OTPs will be sent to both the primary mobile number and email ID. Enter both of them and click “Continue.”

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8. Review all the details. If any corrections are necessary, you can edit them in this step. Then click ‘Confirm.’

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9. Finally, you'll need to set a password for your e-filing account. Enter in both the "Set Password" and "Confirm Password" text boxes.

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Upon successful registration, you'll receive a confirmation message along with a transaction ID. Make sure to keep a note of this transaction ID for future reference.

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How Can KarrTax Help You With TAN Registration?

At KarrTax, our experts will get our TAN registration done smoothly and without any headaches. Most importantly, we want to keep it affordable for businesses of all sizes; that’s why we charge a bare minimum amount, i.e., ₹399.


On average, the process completion will take 1 to 2 business days. With KarrTax, you can be sure your TAN registration is done right. So, what are you waiting for? Get started here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.What is TRACES, and who is eligible to register on this platform?

TRACES is the Income Tax Department’s web portal, particularly used for TDS administration. The following entities can register on this platform.

  • Deductor

  • Taxpayer

  • PAO


2.What are the charges for your TAN registration process?

Our TAN registration process charges are ₹399. Click here to start the procedure.

3.What is the purpose of TAN registration?

TAN registration facilitates the deduction or collection of tax at source as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act. It helps in identifying deductors/collectors, tracking tax-related transactions, and ensuring compliance with tax laws.

4.How long does it take to get a TAN after applying?

The processing time for TAN registration can vary. Usually, it takes 7-10 working days for TAN allotment by NSDL. However, the timeline may vary according to several factors, such as processing time, etc.


5.Is it mandatory to quote TAN on tax-related documents?

Yes, it is mandatory to quote TAN on all tax-related documents, including TDS/TCS returns, challans, and certificates issued to deductees/collectees. Failure to do so may attract penalties under the tax laws.


6.What documents are required for TAN registration?

Below are the required documents for TAN registration.

  • Aadhar card

  • PAN card

  • Electricity bill of the individual or company

  • Registration certificates


7.Is it possible to track the status of my TAN application?

Absolutely, yes! Use your 14-digit unique acknowledgement number and send an SMS - NSDLTAN to 57575 or contact the TAN call centre at 020 – 27218080.

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