Digital Signature

Digital Signature INR - 1,200.00

A Digital Signature is the electronic signature duly issued by the Certifying Authority (CA) that shows the authenticity of the person signing the same. Every user who is required to sign an e-Form for submission with MCA requires Digital Signature. The persons requiring Digital Signature includes company representatives, professionals and others who are required to affix digital signatures for submitting an e-Form. In India Digital Signature is used for online transactions such as E-Tenders, Company or LLP Incorporation, Income Tax E-Filing, Filing of Annual Return, etc. At Present Three types of Digital Signatures are available, Class I, Class II and Class III Digital Signature. Following are the uses of each type of Digital Signatures...                                                   

(a) Class I type of Digital Signature is only used for securing email communication.

(b) Class II type of Digital Signature is used for E-Filing of IT Return, Incorporation of Company or LLP, Obtaining DIN or DPIN, and filing of various regulatory forms with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department.

(c) Class III type of Digital Signature is mainly used for E-Tendering and for participating in E-Auctions.

This Signature comes in the form of a USB E-Token, wherein the Digital Signature Certificate is stored in a USB Drive and can be accessed through a computer to sign documents electronically.

Now E-Return filing has become mandatory for Income Tax Assesses whose income is more than Rs.5 lakhs in a financial year. Therefore the requirement and prevalence of Digital Signature is increasing day by day. Taxsigma can help you in obtaining your Digital Signature in very efficient manner and at a very effective rate. Taxsigma is providing very hassle-free online services. Taxsigma is a Registered Partner of SIFY and E-Mudhra providing at lowest price kolkata  Mumbai Delhi Hydrabad Bagalore Patna Ranchi Guwahati.

A Digital Signature is the electronic signature duly issued by the Certifying Authority (CA) that shows the authenticity of the person signing the same. Every user who is required to sign an e-Form for submission with MCA requires Digital Signature. The persons requiring Digital Signature includes the company representatives, professionals and others who are required to affix digital signatures for submitting an e-Form.

Today there are various purpose of a Digital Signature. Now a day since most of the regulatory filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department can only be filed through online. Therefore, for establishing the identity of the document filer and record their consent, a Digital Signature is required. Digital Signature is required for-

(a)  Filling of IT Returns

(b)  Obtaining Director Identification Number (DIN)

(c)   Obtaining Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN)

(d)   Incorporation of a company or LLP 

A Digital Signature can be obtained by any Indian Citizens and by any Non-resident Indian and other types of Business Entity like Partnership Firm, LLP, Company, Trust, etc.

For obtaining Digital Signature, the application form for the Digital Signature must be submitted along with a self-attested copy of the applicant's identity proof and address proof.

This can be obtained within 1-3 working days after submitting the application in the required format.

No, there is no any concerned of physical verification is arises for obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate.

Digital Signatures are issued as Digital Signature Certificate, this is same as an electronic file. This Certificates of Digital Signature can only be stored in a specific type of secure USB flash drive. These USB flash drives are called E-Tokens.

Generally, the validity period of a Digital Signature Certificate is for one or two years. But the validity period of a Digital Signature can be renewed after the expiry of its validity period.

Class II Type of Digital Signature is used for establishing the identity of the document filer while submitting the regulatory documents with the Income Tax Department and Ministry of Corporate Affairs. This type of Digital Signature is the most relevant Digital Signature. Because, Now E-filling of the income tax return has become mandatory by the Income Tax Department for the persons whose annual income is more than Rs.5 lakh. Therefore it is necessary to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate by the person whose annual income is more than Rs.5 lakh.

Class III type of Digital Signature Certificate is very different from Class I and Class II types of the Digital Signature Certificate. This type of Digital Signature provides very highest level of assurance pertaining to the identity of the document sender. This type of Digital Signatures can be mainly used for E-Auctions and E-Tendering.

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