TAN stands for Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number. It is a 10 digit alphanumeric number that’s allotted individuals who are supposed to deduct tax at source or TDS. TAN number or TAN registration is quite important for businesses deducting tax at source and is necessary to be quoted in TDS or TCS return.
Tax Deducted at source (TDS) and Tax collected at source (TCS) are number of approaches of tax deduction. Tax deducted at source (TDS), as name implies is the deduction of tax at source (where income arises) by authorized deductors. To get TAN, application need to be created for allotment of TAN in Form 49B along with the necessary supporting documents. Based on the application, the TAN will be allotted to the entity and the entity must quote the TAN in all TDS/TCS returns, TDS/TCS payment challans and all TDS/TCS Certificates. Employer deducts applicable tax from the salary of the employees and pays the same to the income tax department on behalf of their employees. Salaried people are not necessary to deduct tax at source. However individuals running a proprietorship are necessary to get TAN and deduct tax at source when necessary.
Reasons to Register a TAN:
Tax Deducted at Source must be paid into authorized bank, quoting the TAN and using Challan 281. TDS during the preceding month must be paid before the 7th day of the following month.
TAN Facilitation Center:
IndiaFilings is a authorized TAN facilitation center. Therefore, IndiaFilings can help you obtain TAN hassle-free and quickly. Just send the TAN application along with the supporting documents and we will help you get your TAN quickly.
Proprietorship Require TAN:
Salaried individuals are not required to deduct tax at source. However, individuals running a proprietorship are required to obtain TAN and deduct tax at source when required.
Once a TAN is issued, it is valid for lifetime. However, TDS Filings must be made quarterly on the 15th day of July, October, January and May. Non-filing of TDS filings within the due date will attract a penalty.