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What is a Tax Account Number?
Tax Account Number is usually referred to as tax write-off Account Number or collection Account Number, or just TAN. TAN registration results in a generation of 10 digits alpha-numeric code that’s issued by the Tax department of India. because the name suggests, it’s obtained by the author for deduction or collection of tax at source (TDS or TCS). Businesses while deducting the salaries of employees must obtain and mention the amount. Specified criteria to gather and deduct tax at source are already prescribed by the govt. Also, it’s compulsory to quote TAN of the assessee in TDS/ TCS statements and challan for payment of TDS/ TCS.
Requirements of Tax Account Number
- Mandatory for deduction & collection of tax
The government has specified certain transactions including salary where the assessee must collect or deduct the tax from the source itself. While getting into such transactions, Tax Account Number is mandatory to be mentioned.
- TDS Certificate and Filing
Every person deducting TDS at source must issue a certificate to the effect that the tax has been deducted with other required particulars. The certificate of TDS must quote the TAN of the deductors. Also, while filing TDS returns online, providing TAN is mandatory.