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Recently the Income Tax Department launched a new E-filing portal. After it was found, the income tax department asked all taxpayers to register their DSC on the new portal. The new e-filing portal was developed by the IT department to file online returns and to make paying tax easier for the taxpayers. Scroll below to know how to register DSC on the new Income Tax Portal.
The Digital Signature Certificate is the taxpayers’ electronic signature which is linked to the PAN Card of the user. The DSC can be used as an online signature, and it can be used to sign online documents like e-forms, e-applications. It is also used for many IT Dept processes. The DSC is used as virtual authentication for signing documents online.
According to Section 140 of the Income Tax Act 1961, the person responsible for signing the IT return can be:
If a person wishes to sign the Income Tax Return digitally should complete the registration process for DSC on the e-filing website (www.incometax.gov.in) before signing. Any person can change or update their DSC registration any number of times.
To register the DSC, the taxpayer must be having the following:
According to the new rules of the IT Department, all taxpayers are required to resubmit their digital signature certificates on the new IT Department website yet again. The Income tax department has also requested all taxpayers to update their personal mobile number and email ID under the ‘primary contacts’ option on the new website- www.incometax.gov.in. In this segment, we have discussed how you can register DSC on the new Income Tax Portal.
The following procedure should be followed:
The Digital Signature Certificate allows “authentication” and “non-repudiation” of digital documents on the e-filing portal. It provides surety about the taxpayer and the documents submitted by such taxpayer. It is issued with a 1 year or 2 years of validity period, depending on the nature of transactions.
All taxpayers are required to register DSC on the new portal. The new e-filing portal was developed by the IT department to file online returns and to make paying tax easier for the taxpayers. The DSC is used as virtual authentication for signing documents online.