TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alpha numeric number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting or collecting tax. Under Section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is mandatory to quote Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN) allotted by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on all TDS Statements and I.T. Returns.

Types of TAN Applications There are two types of TAN applications: How to Apply

A deductor may either make an online application through this website or submit physical TAN Application to AKB, TIN-Facilitation Center (TIN-FC) of NSDL.

Applicants should go through the instructions and guidelines provided in the application form before filling the form.

Where to get the Physical Application Forms

Applicants may obtain the application forms from TIN-FC, AKB & Asspcoates or can freely download the same from this website.


These applications are digitised by NSDL and forwarded to ITD. ITD will issue the TAN which will be intimated to NSDL online. On the basis of this NSDL will issue the TAN letter to the applicant.

Status track

The applicants may track the status of their TAN application using 14 digit unique Acknowledgment Number after three days of application using the status track facility. Alternatively, applicant may call TIN Call Centre on 020 – 2721 8080 to enquire about the status of application. The status of the TAN application can also be tracked by sending an SMS - NSDLTAN to 57575.

For TAN Application/Correction you can also write to us at akbtax2005@gmail.com or speak to our team at +91 87 3886 3886 who will assist you.