How to e-verify ITR With Digital Signature Certificate?

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11 Aug
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How to e-verify ITR With Digital Signature Certificate?

e-Verify is accessible to all users on the e-filing portal. This guide simplifies e-verifying your tax return with a digital signature certificate.

DSC includes: 

  • Owner's name
  • Owner's public key and expiry date
  • Name of the Issuing Certification Authority
  • Serial Number
  • Issuer's digital signature


Step 1: Log in to e-filing website

Go to the ‘e-file’ tab on the dashboard >> select ‘Income Tax Returns’ >> then select ‘e-verify return’.


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Description: e-filing website

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Step 2: Choose “I would like to verify using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)".


Description: Digital Signature Certificate



Step 3: On the next page, verify your identity by “Click here to download emsigner utility”.


Description: Click here to download emsigner utility


Step 4: Choose on "I have downloaded and installed emsigner utility."


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Step 5: Select provider, certificate, and provider password, then click "Sign". 


You will receive a confirmation message with a transaction ID. Keep this ID for future use. It will also be emailed to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q- Digital certificate vs digital signature? 

Digital signatures authenticate digital information. Digital certificates contain owner identification data.

Q- Types of Digital Signature Certificates?

There are three classes: Class-1, Class-2, and Class-3.

Q- How to create a DSC for GST e-filing? 

Instructions for creating DSC for GST E Filing. 

  • STEP 1: Open the GST Portal.
  • STEP 2: Login.
  • STEP 3: Go to Your Profile.
  • STEP 4: Register or Update DSC using DSC USB Token.
  • STEP 5: Choose Authorised Signatory for Registration.
  • STEP 6: Select Certificate and Sign.
  • STEP 7: Confirm DSC Registration.

Q - Cheapest digital signature certificate issuing authority? 

E mudhra is a cheap digital signature certificate issuer.

Process for Obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate in India 


  • 1. Log in and select entity type.
  • 2. Provide necessary details.
  • 3. Submit proof of identity and address.
  • 4. Pay for DSC.
  • 5. Post required documents.

Q - Where to buy Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)? 

Buy Class 2 or Class 3 signing certificate from a licensed Certifying Authority (CA).

Q - Are encryption certificates and digital signatures the same? 

No, they're different. Digital signatures verify identity and document authorization. Encryption certificates are produced using ID-based cryptography by certificate authorities.


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