Step 1: Visit income tax e-Filing portal and login to your account using PAN & Password.

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Step 2: Once logged-in, click on last tab 'Profile Settings' and select option 'Register Digital Signature Certificate'. From here download DSC utility.

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Step 3: Extract the DSC utility to get the JAR file and run the program. Read the instructions carefully. Now follow the instructions and generate your Digital Signature file.

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Step 4: Again login to your account at e-filing portal and upload the generated Digital Signature file while filing return. Your return will now be verified.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Ans- 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?

Ans- 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?

Ans- 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?

Ans- 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?

Ans- 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)?

Ans- 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?

Ans- NO Its not same. The purpose of digital signature is to prove your identity and the authorization of the document to any one who may be interested with it.Encryption certificate is a certificate in which certificate authority uses ID-based cryptography to produce a certificate.


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.