PAN, TAN, FSSAI India and How to Apply

PAN card for Company

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a document that holds importance for all taxpayers. The Company can be anywhere, incorporated in India or abroad, it is a must to have a PAN card for operating business in India. Companies who have originated in India but are making income from outside the country also need to provide PAN details for many reasons.

Need of PAN Card for Company

The Government of India has made a mandate for all entities that are generating income in the country. Whether it is Company, individual business, HUF, Trust or Partnership firms to hold PAN Card.

PAN card application process for a Company

The process to apply for a PAN card is simple and can be easily done online. All those companies incorporated in India are required to fill to form 49 A to apply for a fresh PAN card for a company.

Step 1

Visit under the section of Paperless PAN application on the portal of NSDL

Step 2

Select Form 49A or 49AA from the ‘Application Type’ dropdown menu and select ‘category’ as ‘Company’ from the next dropdown menu.

Step 3

Fill out the required information which is M/s, Details of the company (in the ‘Last Name’), date of incorporation of the company, email address of a company and contact number. After filling all the information, fill in the captcha code and proceed.  A Token number will be generated and the same being sent to the Company’s email address.

Step 4

When it is applying for Company’s PAN application, the e-sign facility and e-KYC facility will not be available. The name of the company, email address of the company and contact number will already be filled. One must physically complete the formalities of completing KYC details and making a manual signature in the form.

Step 5

In this part, you must mention details regarding the income source. Select from options such as Income from Business / Profession and in case you select business, then also select the type of business. If your source of income is from Capital gains, house property or other sources, then mention the details of that also.

Step 6

After that, the applicant needs to provide details about the office address that also be considered as a communication address in the database of PAN cards.

Step 7

Another step is to give the Assessing Officer (AO) code that is being designated as per the jurisdiction area of your location. You can select the option’ Indian citizen’ and after that select ‘State’ and ‘City’. Or else you can also go to the ‘AO Code Search for PAN’ page on the NSDL website.

Step 8

You can now proceed to the documentation page.

Step 9

In the case of Companies, a Certificate of Registration issued by the Registrar of Companies can be used in the form of both address proof and identity proof.

Step 10

After that,  the declaration needs to be signed in which the applicant will be asked about its relationship with the company. As either Director or Authorized signatory can apply for the PAN Card of the company. After submitting the form with the declaration, the next step is uploading the scanned copies of the required documents.

Step 11

Once done with the form completion,  an applicant should review whether all information mentioned in the form is correct or not and after that submit the form.

Step 12

Along with the form submission,  an applicant is also required to pay a fee of Rs 110, If the address of communication is within India and Rs 1020 is in the case where the communication address is outside India. The modes of payment available are Demand Draft, Credit card, Debit Card and Net Banking. One needs to make sure that Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking should be of the Director.

Step 13

After making a successful payment, an acknowledgement receipt will be provided to the applicant to check the status of the PAN Card applied for a company. Apart from checking status,  a copy of the duly signed Acknowledgment receipt is also sent to  the NSDL office in the below-mentioned address with a copy of the registration certificate and demand draft

TAN For Company

An application for TAN could be made by submitting form 49B at TIN facilitation centers. Find your nearest TIN facilitation centre with biometric-based facility. TAN is allotted to applicants by the income tax department. TAN could be applied by making an online application or in person by visiting the income tax department. Application for TAN can be made using form 49B.In case of in-person applications, there’s no need of furnishing any supporting documents to the Department.

However, in case of an online application, an acknowledgement which is received after the application has been submitted in form 49B needs to be furnished to the department as a proof. *TIN – Tax Information Network

Application Procedure (Online)

  1. An applicant for TAN needs to be filled in Form 49B online.
  2. In case there’s an error, it needs to be rectified and the form needs to be re-submitted.
  3. A confirmation screen with data filled which is provided by the applicant would be displayed.
  4. The applicant can edit or confirm the same.


1. Once the confirmation is provided by the applicant, an acknowledgement screen would be displayed. This acknowledgement would consist of:

  • A unique acknowledgement number of 14-digits
  • Name and contact details of the applicant
  • Status of applicant
  • Details with respect to payment
  • Space for signature

2. Applicants should save and print this acknowledgement. 3. The applicant must sign in the space so provided The signed acknowledgement along with DD (if any),  shall be sent to NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) at NSDL – e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model colony, Near Deep Bungalow chowk, Pune – 411016.


The fee for processing the application for TAN application is INR 65.00 ( 55.00 application charge + 18.00% Goods & Services Tax) and this is a non-refundable fee if your application is rejected. Demand draft/Cheque shall be drawn in favour of NSDL-TIN.

Once this form is submitted, the department would verify details so submitted. If the application appears to be correct, NSDL would send TAN details to the applicant’s address as provided in the form 49B or they could also send an email with the TAN details if the application was made online.

Pointers for Filling Form 49B

Below are a few points which one should bear in mind while applying for TAN in form 49B.

  • Form 49B should be filled in English only and in capital letters.
  • The details of the assessing officer are required to be furnished by the collector or deductor of tax. This information could be accessed from Income Tax Office if the same isn’t available
  • Details with respect to the district, area, area code,  etc. are required to be provided by the tax deductor or collector. If such detail isn’t known, the Income Tax Office would assist you to find out the same.
  • The form must be filled up entirely. Blanks or pending sections won’t be considered
  • Individuals responsible for filing and submitting tax must list down their designation mandatorily
  • The applicant’s address must be an Indian address

FSSAI Registration For Company

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which is an organization that monitors and governs the food business in India. It is an autonomous body that is established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSS Act) which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. It ensures the food products undergo quality checks thereby curtailing the food adulteration and sale of sub-standard products. It is responsible for the registering and licensing of the Food Business Operators (FBO) in India and it lays down the rules and regulations for running the food business in India.


  • FBOs can obtain FSSAI registration online by filling and submitting the FSSAI registration form, i.e. Form A (application for Registration) or Form B (application for State and Central License) on the FoSCoS portal. The FBOs can also register offline by submitting Form A or Form B to the Food and Safety Department.
  • The FSSAI registration form must be accompanied by the required documents. The documents must be uploaded online on the FoSCos portal at the time of filling the application or submitted to the Food and Safety Department along with the application physically.
  • The FSSAI registration form can be accepted or it may be rejected by the Department within 7 days from the date of receipt of an application either physically or online through the FoSCoS portal. If the application is rejected it has to be intimated to the applicant in writing.
  • The Department will scrutinise the documents submitted.
  • The Department may conduct an inspection of the food premises, before granting the FSSAI registration certificate, if necessary.
  • If the Department is satisfied that the FBO meets all the required criteria, then it will grant an FSSAI registration certificate with the registration number and the photo of the applicant email ID. The applicant can also download the FSSAI registration certificate by logging into the FoSCoS portal.
  • FBO should prominently display the certificate of FSSAI registration at the place of business during business hours.
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