• Jun
  • 12
  • 2009

eFiling of Income Tax Returns with Digital Signature Certificate using .pfx file

Article ID 9140 | Posted In Income Tax | | 2 Comments » Print Friendly and PDF

For Filing Income Tax Return with Digital Signature we have to follow the following procedure:-

  1. Prepare your Income Tax Return and Generate XML.
  2. Save XML file in your favourite location [Say Desktop].
  3. Connect your digital Signature Certificate – USB Token to your System.
  4. If not registered, Register Assessee PAN at http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  5. Login to http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/
  6. Click on” Submit your Return” for Respective ITR Form..
  7. Select the XML file saved on your computer.
  8. Click on “Digitally Sign” button and select respective digital signature from USB Token.
  9. Click on “Submit” button”. It will verify the return and signature, then will show ITR-V with Acknowledgement number.
  10. Take the printout of ITR-V and keep it for future reference along with Paper printout of complete return form.

**Digital Signature should be a valid certificate and should be on the name of “Authorised Signatory” of the Return.

Now to do digitally sign we have to register our Digital signature on the website http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and the procedure to register the same is as follows:-

STEP 1: Open I.T website –https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in in Internet Explorer Click on the “  Login”   tab to continue.


Step 2: Registered Users should enter their User ID (usually PAN No.) and    password    and click  Login :-


Step-3 On the Login Page, click on My Account and select  Update Digital Certificate


Step- 4 Click  YES , then tick the “Always trust content from the publisher” and then click on   RUN  on the following prompts



  • Jadhav Mukund Balajirao

    very nice thanks

  • nazir ahmad

    dear sir please guide me while i submitting my return my p c does not automatically signed the degital signature certificate the message shown there fack /path something like that