Digital Signature Certificate made mandatory w.e.f 1st July 2011 for Firms and Individuals whose accounts are required to be audited u/s 44 AB of the Income Tax Act’ 1961. Click here to download notification no. S.O. 1497(E) dtd 1st July 2011 in this regard.
The users belonging to above mentioned categories who have already registered their digital-signatures may continue to file this year’s return also with same DSC. However, the users who are applying for new digital-signatures for registration and subsequent e-filing of returns are advised to apply for DSC-with-encrypted-PAN only.
But for General e-filing user it is recommended to use digital signature to avoid any problem with respect to non-receipt of ITR-V failing which your return will be treated as not filed only.
If you have a refund of tax it is advisable to have your retuned filed with digital signature which will facilitate quicker refund reflect in your account as the return will be final once you upload your ITR xml
If you need assistance on getting digital signature contact Mr.S.Kumar @ 09902977233 or visit www.bangaloredigitalsignature.com