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Digital Signature for Income Tax

Digital Signature for Income Tax

Digital Signature is becoming a crucial trend in filing every government document online. Issued by Certified Authorities (CA), a digital signature contains the details of a person, their public key, name of their CA, their digital signature and a serial number. This detailed information prevents any kind of tampering or forgery over the signatures thereby making it authentic.

E-filing of income tax and its returns can only be done by using a digital signature. This ensures that the taxpayer’s filing is authentic without the involvement of any fraudulent activities.

A digital signature is valid for a period of 1-2 years after which it needs to be renewed.

What is Income Tax?

An income tax is the tax paid from the individual’s own income. It is a direct tax which is required to be paid to the government directly.
Depending on the kind of taxpayer, income tax is charged differently for each individual/company under the income tax laws. Firms and Indian companies earn tax profits at a fixed rate of 30%, while others like Hindu Undivided Family (HUI) , Association of individuals (AOI) and Body of Individuals (BOI) pay tax based on their income.

Registration Procedure for a DSC

  1. Visit the filinglounge website and select the Digital Signature option

  2. Select the class for the DSC option you want to apply for and fill in other required details.

  3. Make an online payment for your application

  4. After submission, the DSC registration experts will analyse and process your application

  5. The DSC will be sent to your registered email-id. You can check your email after 1-2 hours of submission.
    In case, you have applied for a hard-copy of DSC (a USB token), then it will be sent to you via post.

Certifying Authorities for DSC

e-mudra has been authorised by the Controller of Certifying Authority as one of the issuing authorities for Digital Signature Certificate. The others include National Informatics Center, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, (n) Code Solutions and Safescrypt.

Benefits of e-filing Income Tax

  • Once an ITR is filed, the acknowledgement is quite prompt. The response to tax returns is prompt as well unlike paper-filed returns.

  • There’s no restriction in time or place for filing income tax. It can be done anywhere, anytime.

  • Refund or Tax payments can be credited or debited directly to the filer’s account. Additionally, there is also a feature of ‘File now, pay later’, where you can set a later date for tax debit from your account.

  • While filing your returns you can also check your filing history. The data is stored securely and can easily be accessed while filing for subsequent returns.

  • Loans are approved easily if an individual provides their income tax return statements to the bank.

  • For obtaining a Visa, an individual is required to submit a copy of their ITR to the embassy or consulates for quick processing of their application.

For filing a digital signature certificate you can log-onto our website We are Private Consultants who provide registration for Class 2, Class 3 and DGFT digital signatures. We also provide services for renewal of a DSC.
For any queries regarding digital signature you can post your query on the chat-bot available on our Home-page.

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