Before filing your Income Tax return do this!!

Last Updated On: Nov. 29, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
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BEFORE FILING YOUR INCOME TAX RETURN DO THIS!

Every taxpayer who are liable to file the tax, can use their DSC to file the returns online. This has not only made the process of submitting returns hassle-free but it has also reduced the chances of getting robbed or fooled by unwanted brokers. However, to submit or e-file income tax returns online, taxpayers should affix their Digital Signature for income tax e-filing to the tax return document, so that the officials can validate it.

 

What is DSC and Why is it required?

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is the electronic format of a physical or paper certificate. DSC serves as proof of identity of an individual or Organization for a certain purpose online / on computer. DSC authenticates and electronic document like how a handwritten signature authenticates a printed / handwritten document. DSC can be used to e-Verify returns filed by a taxpayer and is also mandatory in some cases.

 

emsigner is a utility that is required for DSC registration. It has different versions suitable to different websites. For registering the DSC, a hyperlink to download and install the emsigner utility is available on the e-Filing portal.

 

 

Utilization of DSC for Income Tax E-filing

when any of the taxpayers decide to fill their Income Tax Return, it becomes a mandatory for him to have a secured electronic form of signature i.e. Digital Signatures. Having a digital signature for income tax return makes it easy for the taxpayer to file their returns.

 

Features of DSC:

  • Make online transactions secure and authentic.
  • The application of DSC offers more security than any other conventional or electronic signature.
  • The application of DSC on the income tax portal establishes the ownership of a domain.
  • Once the document is signed, it remains secure and cannot be edited or altered in any way after signing.
  • Not only India’s but the majority of the world’s governments recognize digital signatures.
  • It reduces the risks of hacking or phishing emails to steal sensitive data are minimum

 

 

 

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