Answered on December 29,2017
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is to be distinguished from Tax Information Network, which have the same acronym. The IT Department of India, to systematically and smoothly run the collection and tabulation of taxes, has created the Tax Information Network. This system has also greatly helped in tracing tax offenders through its modern concepts and implementation. The Number (TIN) is a distinct code allotted to business enterprises by the State Government.