Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is issued to corporate and private individual in order to confirm the authenticity of information provided by the applicant such as customers, employees, business partner and affiliates. The information must not get contradicted with the standardized consumer database system. Generally various type digital signature certificates which are used in different perspective. And class 2 and class 3 DSC is required for filing on Ministry of corporate affairs web portal.
Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is easily accessible for downloading purpose after verification process of reliable and pre-authenticated database system.
Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate is extreme level of certification because it is issued only after the applicant identity is tested and verified by a recognized Registration Authority.
Class 2 digital signature certificates for MCA21/ROC e-Filing.
As per Ministry of Corporate Affairs e-filing with Digital Signature Certificate is compulsory. It means Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is the minimal eligibility needed for e-Filing in MCA web portal. All types of registered signature company under MCA21 need Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate. And if any tax consultants, Chartered accountants , Company secretary, CWA file any document under MCA21 then they essentially require Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate.
Class 2 digital signature Certificate for Income Tax eFiling
Income Tax Department has made e-fling with PAN encoded Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) compulsory on Income Tax e-fling web portal from 1st July 2011 onwards for those company whose account required to be audited under u/s 44 AB of Income Tax Act 1961. Since all things are presently converting in digital hence if e-fling is done with digital signature certificate, then there is no need to submit physical copy of e-fling return. Otherwise printed physical copies of ITR file along with provisional acknowledgement of your e-filing of Income tax return is compulsory to be submitted. Read more
Validity of Digital Signature Certificate Class 2:
The validity of Digital Signature Certificate (DSCs) is generally for 1 and 2 years. However DSCs can get renewal after the expiry.