Meaning of TAN
Tax Deduction Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income-tax Department, Govt. of India.
TAN is required to be obtained by all organizations or persons who are responsible to deduct tax at source (‘TDS’)
except in case of a person who is responsible to deduct tax at source under Section 194-IA/Section 194-IB/Section 194M.
Given below is an illustrative TAN: DELM12345L
First 3 alphabets of TAN represent the jurisdiction code,4th alphabet is the initial of the name of the TAN holder.
The next 5 digits of the TAN are system generated numbers between 00001 to 99999 and
last character, i.e., the tenth character is an alphabetic check digit.