21 September 2010

Non-resident signatories of foreign companies are not required to have a PAN-encrypted Digital Signature Certificate

Ramana Kumar B
Senior Manager,

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Dear All,

Today, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has clarified that the requirement of encrypted PAN on Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for non-resident signatories of foreign companies has been relaxed. The signatory may register with DSC without PAN encryption from the Chief Certifying Authority (CCA), India and use the same DSC while uploading the return.


However, it is important to note that this facility is available only for all foreign companies under the jurisdiction of respective International Taxation wards or circles of the Income Tax Department.

Foreign companies still facing any difficulty may send an email to efiling@incometaxindia.gov.in or efiling.administrator@incometaxindia.gov.in giving their name, PAN and jurisdiction.

Source: https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/index.do



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  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Thanks for writing up !

  2. Digital Signature is a type of text or message, encrypted with a private key that original indicates the source of the message.It is just like a verification process for identifying the person identity.


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