TAN- Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) is a 10-digit alpha-numeric code, assigned by the Tax Department. This number is provided to all the entities that are responsible for deducting or collecting taxes at the source. TAN includes individuals and businesses subject to tax and value-added tax (VAT).
The first 4 digits are alphabets, the subsequent 5 digits are numeric and the last digit is an alphabet. For example: ABCD12345E.
TAN is applied either offline or online.
No other documents are needed to be filed for the application of TAN. However, the taxpayer should quote the TAN allotted to them in future correspondence with the Tax Department.
Also, See: TDS Certificate
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