TAN and PAN Registration

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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

The 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 a check digit and it is system generated.

Online Application Of PAN

Step1: Visit the NSDL site.

Step 2: 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.

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.

  • First three letters – alphabetical in nature and contain three letters of the alphabet from A to Z.
  • The fourth letter – this represents the category of the taxpayer. The various entities and their respective characters are as follows:
  1. A – Association of Persons
  2. B – Body of Individuals
  3. C – Company
  4. F – Firms
  5. G – Government
  6. H – Hindu Undivided Family
  7. L – Local Authority
  8. J – Artificial Judicial Person
  9. P – Individual
  10. T – Association of Persons for a Trust
  • The fifth letter – The Fifth letter is the first letter of the individual’s surname.
  • Remaining letters – remaining characters are random. The first 4 characters are numbers while the last one is an alphabet.
  • Signature of the individual – PAN Card also acts as proof of the individual’s signature required for financial transactions.
  • Photograph of the individual – PAN also acts as a photo identity proof of the individual. In the case of companies and firms, no photograph is present on the card.