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New income tax portal: This is why you need to re-register digital signature certificate

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The income tax department also asked taxpayers to update personal mobile number and email ID.

The new income tax (I-T) portal can be accessed by taxpayers in various regional languages

The income tax (I-T) department has informed taxpayers to re-register their digital signature certificate (DSC) once again on the newly launched I-T website.

The income tax (I-T) department has informed taxpayers to re-register their digital signature certificate (DSC) once again on the newly launched I-T website.

On Monday, the income tax department launched a new portal e-filing 2.0 (www.incometax.gov.in), which will make the online filing of returns and tax payment easier.

On Monday, the income tax department launched a new portal e-filing 2.0 (www.incometax.gov.in), which will make the online filing of returns and tax payment easier.

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The new portal can be accessed by taxpayers in various regional languages.

The income tax department also asked taxpayers to re-register their DSC (Digital Signature Certificate), update personal mobile number and email ID under 'primary contact', act on 'pending action', if any, and respond to 'outstanding demand'.

What is a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

A DSC is an electronic form of your signature. Electronic documents such as e-forms, e-tenders and e-applications are required to be signed digitally. A licensed certifying authority can issue these (under section 24 of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000). For taxation purpose, in certain cases, it is mandatory to e-file ITR using digital signatures.

Why do you need to re-register DSC?

What does a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

DSC enable the “authentication" and “non-repudiation" of digital documents. It gives the surety about the person who has sent the document and that the contents of the document have not been changed.

E-filing 2.0

Once a registered user logs in to the portal, the dashboard would show details of e-proceedings. Also, taxpayers can view, edit and update their personal details under the 'my profile' menu. It will also have a free ITR preparation software with interactive questions to help taxpayers file ITRs 1, 4 (online and offline)

There are over 8.46 crore individual registered users of the I-T e-filing portal.

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