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An application for allotment of TAN is to be filed in Form 49B and submitted to any TIN-FC. Addresses of TIN-FCs are available at NSDL-TIN website. Alternatively, you can apply for TAN online at the NSDL-TIN website.

Form 49B is freely downloadable from NSDL-TIN website. It is also available at TIN-FCs. Legible photocopies of Form 49B or forms legibly printed exactly as per the format prescribed by ITD are also allowed to be used.

TAN is allotted by the Income-tax Department on the basis of the application submitted online at NSDL-TIN website or to TIN-FCs managed by NSDL. NSDL will intimate the TAN to the applicant at the address provided in the application.

No. TAN Application can be made only on Form 49B. The application form can be downloaded from ITD website or NSDL-TIN website or may be obtained from any other source. The application is also available at TIN-FCs.

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No documents are required to be submitted along with the application for allotment of TAN. However, where the application is being made online, the signed acknowledgment which is generated after filling up the form should be forwarded to NSDL. Detailed guidelines for submission of application are available on NSDL-TIN website.

No. TAN which was allotted for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) can be used for the purpose of TCS. However, if no TAN has been allotted, a duly filled in Form 49B, alongwith the application fees should be submitted at any TIN-FC.

If you are submitting the form at a TIN-FC, the TIN-FC will assist you in correctly filling up Form 49B. Incomplete or deficient applications will not be accepted.

A fee of Rs. 55 + service tax (as applicable) should be paid as processing fee at the TIN-FC at the time of submitting Form 49B. If you are applying for TAN online, then the payment can be made vide cheque, demand draft or credit card as per the guidelines given in the NSDL-TIN website.

An allotment letter is dispatched by NSDL at the address provided in Form 49B.

You can inquire the status of your application by accessing NSDL-TIN website at the "Status track" option and quoting your unique 14-digit acknowledgement number after three days of your application.