A TAN (Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number) card, unlike a PAN card, fulfills a different purpose for its bearer. However, for everyone who is liable for TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) deduction, it is as valuable as a PAN card.
The Income Tax Department, through its Tax Information Network, has made many hassle-free provisions for the applicants to check TAN card application status by SMS, by Customer Care (TIN Call center), and also by using the acknowledgement number in case of online application.
The helpful procedure is further mapped below.
- Checking Status by SMS
An applicant can retrieve the TAN card application status just by sending an SMS to 57575 by writing ‘NSDLTAN’. Here, the important thing to remember is to mobilize the SMS only from the registered number to get the status without failing. This is the fastest and most portable way of getting status.
- Checking Status by Customer Care
One more way in which the TAN card application status can be obtained is just by dialing the TIN Call Center number 020-27218080. The customer care executive will assist and tell you regarding the current application status of your TAN card in exchange for all the required information asked to you.
- Checking Status by Acknowledgement Number
The last way of getting the TAN card application status is by filling up a short online form as follows.
Step 1: Explore the official website of the Tax Information Network feeding the link https://www.tin-nsdl.com/.
Step 2: There you can see the option “TAN” under the “Service” tab. Hit on the link named “TAN”.
Step 3: Further, hover on “Know Status of Your Application” and sound a click.
Step 4: Find “TAN – New / Change Request” and move further.
Step 5: Type in the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NUMBER (14-digits) and also the Captcha shown and hit the “Submit” button.
Step 6: There you go! See the current status of your TAN card application on the corresponding page.