In its latest communication via e-mail, the department of Income tax has asked taxpayers to re-register their DSC or digital signature certificate afresh on the new portal due to be launched on June 7.
For the purpose of making the e-filing portal more customer friendly and reduce the turnaround time for the different tax functionalities, the department of tax shall unveil an advanced version.
The communication by the department said, "Please ensure that you re-register your current valid DSC on the new e-filing portal https://www.incometax.gov.in from June 7th onwards. The earlier DSC registration on the old portal cannot be migrated due to security and technical reasons."
What is Digital Signature Certificate or DSC?
A DSC is an electronic edition of physical certificate that validates the identity of an individual. In tax matters, it is used for signing the documents electronically and for authenticating the electronic documents. Depending on the nature of transactions and its various uses, DSC is issued with a validity period of 1 year or 2 years. After the validity expires, DSC needs to be obtained through a fresh application. In a case if there are any changes in the personal information, while applying for a fresh DSC you need to make an application to get the same updated on the DSC.