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ITR filing with DSC mandatory for Tax Audit assesses


Date: July 04, 2011

CBDT has issued a notification, making it mandatory for all Tax Audited assesses to use Digital Signature (including filing of ITR-4/5).

That means, it is applicable for Individuals/HUF, Firms, etc also.Till last year, it was mandatory for only companies, filing ITR-6. Copy of notification is provided below for reference.



[F. NO. 149/68/2011-SO (TPL)], DATED 1-7-2011

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295, read with section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely :—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2011.
    (2) They shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 in rule 12, in sub-rule (3), in the proviso, for clauses (a) and (aa) the following clause shall be substituted, namely :-

"(a)  a firm required to furnish the return in Form ITR-5 or an individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) required to furnish the return in Form ITR-4 and to whom provisions of section 44AB are applicable, shall furnish the return for assessment year 2011-12 and subsequent assessment years in the manner specified in clause (ii);"

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