Class 2 Digital Signature certificate in Chennai is primarily important in e-filing on MCA21 (for ROC) and Income Tax online portals. Other uses include signing a PDF, word or excel file, sign e-mail sent through Outlook etc.
About Digital Signatures
A Class- 2 Digital Signature Certificate, as like handwritten signature which creates the uniqueness of the aspirant filing the documents via internet. A Class 2 Signature Certificate is not only a digital comparable of a hand written signature; it includes extra data by machine to any message or a document where it is used to make it extra bona fide and more protected. Digital Signature makes certain that no fiddle of
data is done once the paper has been digitally signed.
A digital signature is issued by a Certification Authority (CA) and is signed with the CA's private key. A digital signature usually includes the: Holder's community key, Expiration date of the public key, the Owner's name, the Name of the issuer (the CA that issued the Digital ID), Serial number of the digital signature, and the digital signature of the issuer.
Class 2 digital signature for Income Tax e-Filing
e-Filing with Pan Encrypted Digital Signature Certificate on the Income Tax e-Filing portal has been made compulsory w.e.f 1st July 2011 for organizations and Individuals whose balance sheet are obligatory to be audited u/s 44 AB of the Inco0me Tax Act' 1961. For others persons who do not come under the above group, e-Filing Income Tax returns can be made with Digital Signature Certificates as well. If filing
is done by electronic means via digital signature, there is no need to offer a hard copy of the return. Else a physical printed copy of the filled up Form along with the copy of the Provisional Acknowledgement Number of your e-Return has to be submitted.