Know Your TAN Details

The Know Your TAN Details service can be used by e-Filing users (both registered and unregistered). You do not have to log in to the e-Filing portal to use this service. This service allows you to view the TAN Details (Basic details and AO details) of a tax deductor and collector for a TAN. You can view the details by entering either the deductor name or the deductor TAN.


Following are the details that you require in order to acquire the services of this tool:

  • Valid mobile number
  • Deductor of TAN or Deductor name
  • State of Deductor

Steps to Know Your TAN Details

  1. Know Your TAN Details Option

    Visit the e-filing portal and scroll down and click on the option of “Know TAN Details”

  2. Enter required details

    On the Know TAN Details page, in case you do not know the TAN of deductor, select the Name option as the search criteria. Select the Category and State of deductor; enter the Name of Deductor, and a valid Mobile Number accessible to you.

  3. Validate OTP

    After clicking on continue, you will receive a 6 digit OTP. Complete the validation process on the verification page.

  4. List of Deductors

    In case you had entered the name of the deductor on the “Enter TAN Details” page, you will see a list of all records that match the name. Click the required Name of Deductor from the TAN Details table, and you will be able to view the deductor’s individual TAN Details.

  5. TAN details

    In case you had entered the deductor TAN on the “Enter TAN Details” page, you will see the matching record.


Who needs to obtain TAN?

TAN must be obtained by all persons responsible for deducting tax at source or who are required to collect tax at source. It is compulsory to quote TAN in TDS/TCS return, any TDS/TCS payment challan, TDS/TCS certificates and other documents as may be prescribed in communications with the ITD. However, a person required to deduct TDS as per Section 194IA or Section 194IB or Section 194M, can quote PAN in place of TAN.

Is it mandatory for government deductors to apply for TAN? 


Is a separate TAN required to be obtained for the purpose of Tax Collection at Source?

In case a TAN has already been allotted, no separate application needs to be made for obtaining TAN. The same number can be quoted in all returns, challans and certificates for TCS.