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How to e-verify ITR using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Updated on: 03 Aug, 2022 04:04 PM

The e-Verify service on the e-filing portal is available to both registered and unregistered users. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can e-verify your tax return using a digital signature certificate or DSC.

Important: e-verify your income tax return within 30 days, else your return will be considered as not filed.

Step 1: Log in to the income tax portal by visiting
https://www.incometax.gov.in/iec/foportal and clicking on login or you can directly visit the login page here.
https://eportal.incometax.gov.in/iec/foservices/#/login

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Step 2: When you file your return, you get a page with multiple options to verify your ITR. you can click on either e-verify now or e-verify later to complete your verification through DSC.

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Step 3: Go to the e-file tab followed by income tax return and then click on e-verify returns.

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Step 4: Once you click on the e-verify, you will see a page with multiple options to verify your income tax return.

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Step 5: Click on verify using DSC on the page and then click on continue.

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Step 6: You will have to verify your identity by downloading the emsigner utility on your system.

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Step 7: If you have downloaded the emsigner utility or have it already, then you can simply click on the checkbox you see on the screen and click on continue.

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Step 8: The last step is to select the provider and certificate on the Data Sign page. After entering the details, enter the Provider Password and finally click on Sign to complete the verification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- What is the difference between digital certificate and digital signature?

A digital signature is used to verify that a particular digital document, message or transaction is authentic. Digital certificate contains personal information to help identify and trace the owner.


Q- How many types of digital signature certificates are there? How can I create DSC (digital signature certificate) on my own for GST e-filing?

There are 3 class of digital signature certificate -Class-1, Class-2, Class-3.

Steps for creating DSC On Own For GST E Filing.

  • STEP 1: Access to GST Portal.
  • STEP 2: Member Login.
  • STEP 3: Select Your Profile.
  • STEP 4: Register/Update DSC using your DSC USB Token.
  • STEP 5: Select Authorised Signatory to Register.
  • STEP 6: Select Certificate and Sign.
  • STEP 7: Confirm DSC Registration.

Q- How can I create DSC (digital signature certificate) on my own for GST e-filing?

Steps for creating DSC On Own For GST E Filing.

  • STEP 1: Access to GST Portal.
  • STEP 2: Member Login.
  • STEP 3: Select Your Profile.
  • STEP 4: Register or Update DSC using your DSC USB Token.
  • STEP 5: Select Authorised Signatory to Register.
  • STEP 6: Select Certificate and Sign.
  • STEP 7: Confirm DSC Registration.

Q- What is the cheapest digital signature certificate issuing authority?

E mudhra is one of cheapest digital signature signature certificate issuing authority.


Q- What is the process to get a digital signature certificate for individual in india?

STEPS for applying for digital signature certificate -

    • STEP 1: Log on and select your type of entity.
    • STEP 2: Fill the necessary details.
    • STEP 3: Proof of identity and address.
    • STEP 4: Payment for DSC.
    • STEP 5: Post the documents required.

Q- Where can I purchase a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

Class 2 and Class 3 signing certificate category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) for filing purposes.


Q- Is encryption certificate is same as digital signature?

NO, these are not the same. The purpose of a digital signature is to prove your identity and the authorization of the document to anyone who may be interested in it. An encryption certificate is a certificate in which the certificate authority uses ID-based cryptography to produce a certificate.


CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2Win.in. Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.

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