TAN number is used for deduction of taxes and is required if you are – Paying salary Making payments in form of consultancy fees, rent, contractual payments With the tax deducted at source and paid to Income Tax Department, it is mandatory to deducting taxes and is quoted in TDS/TCS return including in –
TDS/TCS payment challan
TAN is 10 digit alpha numeric number that is needed by all persons responsible for deducting/collecting tax and as per Income Tax Act, 1961 is required by persons making payment/crediting income of specified type to another person. Here the payee deducts a specified amount payable/creditable at time of making payment/giving credit (whichever is earlier) and deposit sum deducted (TDS). Prior to making deductions, persons need to apply to assessing Officer for allotment of tax deduction account number (TAN) under section 203A of the Income Tax Act.
TAN in quoted in following documents:
Challans while depositing deducted tax
Certificates issued against tax deducted
Returns furnished in respect of tax deducted at source
Other documents that pertain to transactions as may be prescribed