Digital signature for filing ITR 5 and ITR 6

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Firm or individual/HUF covered under section 44AB are mandatorily required to file ITR-5 or ITR-4 electronically using digital signature (Looking for DSC? login to )
Income-Tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2011 – Amendment in Rule 12
Notification No. 37/2011 [F. No. 149/68/2011-So (Tpl)], Dated 1-7-2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295, read with section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely :—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2011.
(2) They shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 in rule 12, in sub-rule (3), in the proviso, for clauses (a) and (aa) the following clause shall be substituted, namely :—
“(a)  a firm required to furnish the return in Form ITR-5 or an individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) required to furnish the return in Form ITR-4 and to whom provisions of section 44AB are applicable, shall furnish the return for assessment year 2011-12 and subsequent assessment years in the manner specified in clause (ii);”

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  1. For filing income tax return digital signature is required these days. The whole process has now become so convenient and easy with the introduction of these signatures which saves a lot of time. Also one can easily obtain digital signatures online as there are so many providers.
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