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Updating or Changing the Taxpayer Identification Number Application 


When it comes to tax compliance, the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) application process holds significant importance. TAN is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code assigned by the Income Tax Department to entities obligated to deduct or collect tax at source. This article will provide insights into various aspects of the TAN Application, including its importance, how to check TAN card application details using the applicant’s name, and how to update or change TAN card data.

What is TAN Application?

Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code assigned by the Income Tax Department to businesses and individuals who are required to deduct tax at source or collect tax at source. It is a mandatory requirement for all entities that deduct or collect tax at source.

Why is TAN important?  

TAN is important because it helps the government to keep track of all the transactions made by entities that are required to deduct or collect tax at source. It also helps in the easy identification of such entities for tax compliance. TAN is mandatory for businesses and individuals that are required to deduct or collect tax at source.

Type of TAN Applications

  1. Application for issuing a new TAN Card
  2. Form to change or update any detail in TAN Data

How to Know TAN Card Details Using the Applicant’s Name?

  • Visit the website of https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/
  • Click on the option ‘Know your TAN’.
  • Select ‘Name’ under the ‘TAN Search’ option.
  • Choose the ‘Category of Deductor’.
  • Select the ‘State’.
  • Provide the ‘Name’ and ‘Mobile Number’.
  • Press ‘Continue’.
  • Enter the ‘One Time Password’ (OTP) sent to the registered mobile number on the corresponding screen.
  • Click on ‘Validate’.
  • The details will be displayed on the screen.

How to Update or Change the TAN Card Data?

Step 1: Visit the website at https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal/.


Step 2: Select the option for “Online Application” to make corrections or changes to TAN data or to request a TAN change.


Step 3: Fill out the online TAN change request form and submit it. Ensure that all fields marked with “*” are filled. Select the corresponding box on the left margin for the field where correction is required.


Step 4: If there are any format-level validation errors in the submitted TAN data, an error message will appear on the screen.


Step 5: Rectify the errors and re-submit the TAN Application Form.


Step 6: If any amendments are required to the displayed TAN data on the confirmation screen, choose the edit option. If the displayed information is correct, choose the confirm option.


Step 7: After successfully making the payment of fees (unless paid by demand draft or cheque), an acknowledgment slip of 14 digital will be generated for reference.


Step 8: Save and print the acknowledgment slip. Send it along with the required documents to NSDL at the following address:


NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling,

Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
Pune – 411016.


Step 9: After three days of the request, you can track/check the status of your TAN application using the unique Acknowledgment Number. You can also send an SMS – NSDLTAN to 57575 to follow the status of the TAN application.


Note: It is important to follow the correct procedure and provide accurate information when making corrections to TAN card details.

Documents required for the TAN Data Change

When applying for a change in TAN data, applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. TAN Change Request Form
  2. Proof of TAN
  3. Duly signed Acknowledgement Slip

Note: The application will be processed only upon receipt of the duly signed acknowledgment and payment realization. The application form must be submitted within 15 days from the date of the online application.


In conclusion, the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) application process holds great importance for entities obligated to deduct or collect tax at source. TAN serves as a unique identifier that enables the government to monitor transactions and ensure tax compliance. It is essential to update or change the TAN application status whenever necessary, especially if businesses or individuals discover any corrections that need to be made.

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Author: siddhi-jain

Siddhi Jain (B.A.LLB) is a young and passionate Content Writer at Ebizfiling Private Limited. She enjoys reading and writing about legal topics and simplifying complex legal concepts for a wider audience. Her goal is to continue growing as a content writer and to become a subject matter expert in legal and business topics.

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