Permanent Account Number (PAN)
Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a mandatory registration with the Income Tax Department of India required for all person and entities that are required to pay Income Tax and perform certain high-value transactions. The Income Tax Department uses the PAN to track all compliance and filings of an Income Tax Assesse using the PAN. PAN is a 10 digit alpha-number character, issued in the form of a laminated card. Once a PAN Card is issued, no continued compliance filings are necessary and it is valid for lifetime of the entity.
PAN is now required in India for entering into many basic transaction like obtaining a telephone connection or paying more than Rs.25,000/- to hotels or restaurants. Therefore, it is recommended for all Indian Residents and Foreign Nationals staying in India for an extended period of time to obtain PAN Card. IndiaFilings can help you obtain your PAN Card quickly and hassle-fee. IndiaFilings is an authorized PAN Facilitation Center.
Tax Deduction and Collection Number (TAN)
TAN or Tax Deduction and Collection Number (TAN) is mandatory 10 digit alpha number required to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) or Tax Collection at Source (TCS) on behalf of the Government. Tax deducted at source (TDS) ensures that the Government’s collection of tax is proponed and the responsibility for paying tax is diversified. The person deducting the tax at source is required to deposit the tax deducted to the credit of Central Government – quoting the TAN number. Individuals who are salaried are not required to obtain TAN or deduct tax at source. However, a proprietorship business and other entities (i.e., Private Limited Company, LLP, etc.,) must deduct tax at source while making certain payment like salary, payments to contractor or sub-contractors, payment of rent exceeding Rs.1,80,000 per year, etc. On deducting tax at source, the entity registered for TAN will issue a TDS Certificate as proof of collection of tax.
To obtain TAN, application must be made for allotment of TAN in Form 49B along with the required supporting documents. Based on the application, the TAN will be allotted to the entity and the entity must quote the TAN in all TDS/TCS returns, TDS/TCS payment challans and all TDS/TCS Certificates. IndiaFilings can help you obtain your TAN registration quickly and hassle-fee. IndiaFilings is an authorized TAN Facilitation Center.
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