H&R Block customers : Welcome to Quicko

H&R Block is a global online tax filing platform. It started its first Global Technology Center in India in October 2017. They had served the Indian market with various services, some of which have been mentioned below:

  • DIY Tax Filing
  • CA Assisted Tax Filing
  • Informative Youtube videos & Articles

Although they have been involved in the Indian market for a couple of years now, they have decided to discontinue their services to the Indian taxpayers.

If you are an existing customer of H&R Block, you don’t need to worry about your tax preparation for the upcoming Financial Year. You can take the help of Quicko.

Given below are the services that are offered by us at Quicko:

Our DIY – Do It Yourself ITR filing allows you to simply upload your Form 16 on our platform and file your ITR within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Our DIY- Do It Yourself TDS filing allows you to fill TDS Return required details like your TAN and PAN and employee’s details on our platform and file TDS Return within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Our DIY- Do It Yourself GST filing allows you to generate invoices, built purchase orders, keep records, view reports, etc on our platform and file your GSTR within few minutes. You can also get our CA assistance on the same.

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Taxpayers can avail all these services with our CA assistance. Following are some of the CA assisted plans:

Individuals, in order to file their ITR, have to own a PAN. Therefore without PAN one cannot file their ITR. Even NRIs are required to have their PAN. You can apply for PAN with the help of Quicko and get our CA Assistance on the same.

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Proprietorship businesses and Entrepreneurs who wish to get the status of a company have to register their businesses with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). You can apply to register your business with Quicko and get CS Assistance on the same.

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You can now do Error-free bulk PAN verification with Quicko and get CA Assistance on the same.

  • APIs
    • Provision of GST APIs
      • Simple, RESTFul APIs to verify GSTIN details, create e-invoice, upload GSTR & reconcile ITC.
    • Provision of PAN APIs
      • The easiest way to verify PAN online by using Self-Served REST APIs. Provides seamless customer KYC and error-free payroll.

Apart from that, we also believe in high engagement with customers, being up to date with the trends and providing them with higher customer satisfaction.

Hence, the following are some initiatives taken by us:

We at Quicko are on a mission to simplify taxes for all.

Search PAN Application Centers through UTIITSL

The UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited i.e UTIITSL is a PSU that provides technology and outsourcing services to the government of India. It was established in the year 1993. UTITSL offers various services such as mutual funds, issuance, and printing of PAN card, insurance services, e-governance, and technology. Moreover, using the UTIITSL website one can easily search PAN Application Centres.

Steps to Search PAN Application Test Centers on UTIITSL

  1. Visit UTITSL

    Navigate to https://www.utiitsl.com

  2. Choose PAN Application Centers

    Navigate to “For PAN Cards > PAN Application Centres” from the dashboard.

  3. Search PAN Application Centers

    Select the “State” and the “District” from the drop-down list.

Thus, once you select “State” and “District” from the drop-down list, the result will be shown in the following manner:

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FAQs

What is UTI and NSDL PAN?

UTI and NSDL issue PAN card is on behalf of the Income Tax Department (ITD). UTI PAN simply means the PAN card that is issued by UTI. It is one of the largest financial service providers in the nation.

What is the difference between UTI and NSDL PAN card?

NSDL and UTI Both are providing online as well as offline PAN Card services in India. The applicant should apply for a PAN from which is nearest to the applicant location. Both the company take the same processing time for PAN Application.

How to get PAN center?

One can make PAN applications through TIN-FCs, PAN centers or any other vendors providing such forms or can freely download the same from this website. Moreover after duly filling and signing PAN application form then has to be submitted along with the required supporting documents at the center.

Track PAN Card Application Status on UTI

Step by step instructions to track PAN card application status on UTI ITSL portal. The income tax department has outsourced the services in relation to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to NSDL & UTI. The services provided by UTI are as follows:

Steps to Track PAN Card Application Status on UTI

Time needed: 3 minutes.

  1. Visit the UTIITSL Portal

    Click on For PAN Cards > Track Your PAN Card from the dashboard on UTIITSL portal.

  2. Navigate to Track Your PAN Card Status page & Enter the following details:

    – Application Coupon Code/PAN Number
    – Date of Birth/Incorporation/Agreement/Partnership or Trust Deed/Formation of Body of Individuals/Association of Persons

  3. Enter the “Captcha Code” from the image given below and click on the “Submit” option.

    Therefore, the status of your PAN card will be displayed to you.

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FAQs

Can I have more than 1 PAN?

No. Obtaining/possessing more than one PAN is against the law and may attract a penalty up to INR 10,000. Therefore, it is advisable not to obtain/possess more than one PAN.

Do you need to apply for a PAN when you move or transfer from one city to another?

Permanent Account Number (PAN), as the name suggests, is a permanent number and does not change. Changing the address or city, though, may change the Assessing Officer. Such changes must, therefore, be intimated to the nearest IT PAN Service Center for required corrections in the PAN databases of the Income Tax Department (ITD).

I had applied for PAN but have not received any communication from the Income Tax Department?

In case you had applied prior to notification of new form 49A on 29-5-2003 but have not received the PAN, you will have to apply afresh in new Form 49A at any IT PAN Service Center.

Reprint/Duplicate PAN Card Application on TIN-NSDL portal

Income Tax Department (ITD) issues Permanent Account Number (PAN) an alphanumeric ID in a form of card to any “person” who applies for it or to whom the department allows the number without an application. A taxpayer usually applies for a reprint/duplicate PAN on TIN-NSDL if they have lost or damaged the PAN card they have in their possession. In this application, the taxpayer gets a new PAN card. Not the new PAN Number. Therefore, you wouldn’t have to apply for a new PAN card.

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Steps to Apply for a Duplicate/Reprint of PAN Card

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.

    Go to “Reprint of PAN” on Home Page.

  2. After accessing the application form for “Reprint of PAN” enter in the following details

    PAN Number, Aadhaar (Only in the case of individuals), Date of Birth (D.o.B).

  3. Enter the Captcha code from the image given below

    and click on the “Submit” option.

  4. Verify the personal information shown on screen.

    And choose from the below options to receive the OTP:
    e-Mail ID
    Mobile Number
    Both

  5. Select the check-box.

    And click on the “Generate OTP” option

  6. Enter the OTP received in the respective field.

    Click on the “Validate” option.

  7. Make Payment of Fees.

    Click on the “Continue” option to generate and print the payment receipt.

Hence, an SMS will be sent on your registered mobile number with your acknowledgment number. The SMS will also provide you the link to download your e-PAN. Moreover, individuals can use this facility only if there is no change in the data such as name, address, etc. Remember you cannot update your details in the PAN using this facility.

PAN card will be dispatched to the communication address as per the latest details available with the Income Tax Department (ITD).

FAQs

When should I submit the application in the form “Request for New PAN card or changes or correction in PAN data?”

You can submit the application in the form “Request for New PAN Card Or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data” in the following cases:
– When you already have PAN but want a new PAN card,
– When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details

How long does it take for me to receive my duplicate PAN card?

The PAN card is issued after nearly 15-20 days after the submission of the form on the portal.

Update PAN Address on TIN-NSDL Portal

The Permanent Account Number (PAN) holds extreme importance in India, not only for Income Tax purposes but also as a proof of identity. Any incorrect information on your PAN can lead to problems in the future. So it is better to keep PAN Details updated. A taxpayer can update PAN Address details on TIN-NSDL using Form 49A. Moreover, both citizens, as well as non-citizens of India, can apply for Change/Correction in PAN through TIN-NSDL.

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Steps to Update Address of PAN on TIN-NSDL

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal to update the Address on the PAN.

    Click on “Paperless Address Update in PAN”.

  2. Enter the following details in the respective fields

    PAN Number, Aadhaar Number, Email ID, Mobile Number

  3. Click on the check-box.

    Enter the captcha code from the given image. Click on the “Submit” option.

  4. Hence, the e-KYC page. The mobile number linked to your Aadhaar will receive an OTP.

    Click on “Continue with e-KYC”.

  5. Enter the OTP received.

    And click on the “Submit” option.

  6. Click on the “Verify” option.

    This will update the address details entered in application.

Therefore, after updating the address in the PAN database, an intimation of the same will be sent via message to the mobile number and E-mail ID mentioned by the user while using this facility. Mobile number & E-mail ID would be updated in the PAN database of the Income Tax Department (ITD).

FAQs

Is the Office Address mandatory for PAN Card?

In the case of Individuals, HUF, AOP, BOI or AJP, the residential address is mandatory. Other applicants should leave this field blank.

Can a PAN card be considered for the Address Proof?

For a Document to be considered as Address Proof, it must contain the Address. In any PAN Card, the Address is nowhere mentioned and hence PAN Card cannot be considered as Address ProofPAN Card consists of Your Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Photograph and Signature.

How can I download my PAN card soft copy online?

Visit the NSDL PAN portal to download the PAN card by Acknowledgement number. Enter the Acknowledgement number issued after submitting the PAN card application and click on “Generate OTP” Enter the OTP and click on the “Validate” button to download your e-PAN. Click on “Download PDF” to download the e-PAN instantly.

Apply for Change/Correction in PAN on TIN-NSDL Portal

The taxpayers can apply for a change or correction in their PAN if the details reflected on it or incorrect or wrong. The application for Change/Correction in PAN can be made online through TIN-NSDL by filing Form 49A. Moreover, both citizens, as well as non-citizens of India, can apply for Change/Correction in PAN through TIN-NSDL.

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The applicant will receive a token number after a successful application. The following 3 options are present to submit supporting documents:

  1. Submit digitally through e-KYC and e-Sign
  2. Submit scanned images through e-Sign
  3. Forward application documents physically

Steps to Apply for Change/Correction in PAN

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal.

    Click on the Services > PAN option from the dashboard.

  2. Scroll down the page till you reach the “Change/Correction in PAN Data” section.

    click on the “Apply” option.

  3. we move to the online application form. We land on the personal details section. Furthermore, you will be given an option to opt for a physical card.

    Verify the details and click on the “Next” option or click on the “Contact & Other Details” section to proceed.

  4. Verify the details and make required corrections or changes in this section.

    And then we move to the “Document Details” section.

  5. Select the supporting documents from the drop-down lists.

    Fill in the declaration form and click on the “Submit” option.

  6. If you have chosen the e-KYC/e-Sign option under the personal details section, then you will have to upload the supporting documents in the next step.

    You will have to upload your digital picture and signature to complete the application process.

  7. Once the application process is complete, you will receive an acknowledgment form.

    No need to send any supporting documents if you have done the e-KYC/ e-Sign process. However, for physical submission mode, individual applicants are required to affix two photographs in the space provided in the acknowledgment and cross-sign it in such a manner that a portion of the signature is on the photo as well as an acknowledgment receipt.

Additionally, the supporting documents (signed acknowledgment, proof of existing PAN, identity proof, address proof, proof of D.o.B) are to be sent to the following given address:

NSDL e-Gov at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited, 5th Floor, Mantri Sterling, Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8, Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk, Pune – 411 016‘.

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FAQs

Is it necessary to affix two photographs on the form for “Change or Correction in PAN data”?

Yes. ‘Individual’ applicants should affix two recent color photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the form. The photograph should not be stapled or clipped to the form. The clarity of the image on the PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of the photograph affixed on the form.

When should I submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or changes/correction in PAN data”?

You can submit the application in the form “Request for new PAN card or/and Changes or Correction in PAN data” in the following cases:
– When you already have PAN but want a new PAN card,
– When you want to make some changes or corrections in your existing PAN details

What are the various types of documents required for the application of PAN?

An application gets processed within 15 days once the following documents are submitted:
– PAN – the PAN currently in use
– Identity Proof
– Address Proof
– Date of birth Proof(For individuals and Karta of HUF)
– Proof in support of changes sought if any
– Proof PAN surrendered if any

Income Tax e-Filing Portal : Check Aadhaar PAN Link Status

It has been made mandatory to link the PAN with the Aadhaar. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the deadline from December 31st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020. Therefore, individuals who fail to so will not be able to file their Income Tax Returns (ITR). In addition to this, the PAN of the holder becomes inoperable. Hence, it is important to link your PAN to the Aadhaar and you can also verify the status of the process on the Income Tax e-Filing website.

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Steps to Check Status of PAN-Aadhaar Link

  1. Visit the Income Tax e-Filing website

    Visit the Income Tax e-Filing portal and navigate to the Link Aadhaar Status page.

  2. Enter the required details

    1. PAN
    2. Aadhaar Number
    Finally, click on the “View Link Aadhaar Status” option.
    Hence, the status will be mentioned to you in the following manner:

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FAQs

Who needs to link Aadhaar with PAN?

According to a notification issued by the Finance Ministry, every person who has been allotted a PAN and who is eligible to get an Aadhaar number will have to do so. The Supreme Court had also upheld Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making the PAN-Aadhaar linkage mandatory.

What is the last date to complete the linking of the Aadhaar with the PAN?

The last date to link both the cards has been extended from the 31st of December 2019 to the 31st of March 2020.

How to Surrender PAN Card?

Income Tax Department (ITD) issues Permanent Account Number (PAN) an alphanumeric ID in a form of card to any “person” who applies for it or to whom the department allows the number without an application. Every Permanent Account Number allotted and PAN card issued is valid for a lifetime. In a situation where the PAN holders lose their PAN or damage it, the ITD issues a duplicate PAN card to the PAN holder.

There are two ways to apply for the Duplicate PAN card:

  1. Online Method
  2. Offline Method

There are many cases where individuals have more than one PAN. For instance, if an individual loses his/her PAN card and wants to reissue, but there are discrepancies in the address. In such cases to avoid the hassle involved in applying for re-issuance with an address change, sometimes a person may apply for a new one and end up having two PANs.

How to Surrender PAN Card Online

Follow the steps given below to surrender your PAN card:

  1. Visit the TIN-NSDL portal

    Visit the TIN-NSDL portal and select the “Changes/Correction in existing PAN Data/Reprint of PAN Card” option from the “Application Type” drop-down list. Enter the PAN details of the PAN card you wish to retain here.

  2. Enter the required details

    Hence, fill out the form entirely and click on the “Submit” option. A “Token Number” is generated. You can take a screenshot of the screen in case you might require the token number for future reference. Click on the “Continue with PAN Application Form” option.

  3. Enter the PAN details

    Enter the PAN number of the PAN you wish to surrender under the “Contact & Other Details” section.

  4. Upload the required documents

    Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature and the required documents. If an individual is requesting the surrender of PAN, they themselves should sign the acknowledgment receipt, else they must be signed by the authorized signatories.

  5. Complete the payment process

    Hence, complete three sections of the form and click on the “Submit” option. You will then be shown a preview of your application form. Proceed forward to complete the payment.

Thus, once the payment is successful you will be able to download print the acknowledgment form for future reference and as proof of payment. Therefore, you have to send a printed copy of the acknowledgment form to the NSDL e-Gov along with two photographs. Furthermore, label the envelope as “Application for PAN Cancellation” and the acknowledgment number. Hence, send it to the following address:

NSDL e-Gov at ‘Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited,
5th Floor, Mantri Sterling,
Plot No. 341, Survey No. 997/8,
Model Colony, Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,
Pune – 411 016

FAQs

I have been allotted more than 1 PAN. What is the procedure for cancellation of PAN?

You may fill and submit the PAN Change Request application form by mentioning the PAN which you are using currently on top of the form. All other PAN/s inadvertently allotted to you should be mentioned at item no. 11 of the form and the corresponding PAN card copy/s should be submitted for cancellation along with the form.

What is the procedure to cancel PAN which is currently being used?

If you wish to cancel/ surrender your PAN (which you are currently using), then you need to visit your local Income Tax Assessing Officer with a request letter to cancel/ surrender your PAN.

What documents can be submitted as proof of PAN surrendered?

Any one of the following documents can be submitted as proof of PAN surrendered:

1. Copy of PAN card
2. Copy of PAN allotment letter
No other documents are acceptable as valid proof of PAN surrendered.
If any proof of PAN surrendered is not available, then the application will not be accepted.

DSC Management Utility: Generate Signature File to Submit ITR or Form

DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic signature which is used to sign electronic documents or to access information or services on the internet. The certificate contains the following details of the user – name, pin code, country, date of issue, date of expiry and name of the certifying authority. To use DSC services on Income Tax E-filing Portal, the taxpayer should use the DSC Management Utility to generate a signature file. To submit ITR or submit a Form online on Income Tax website, taxpayer should generate signature file from DSC Management Utility.

The signature file from DSC Utility can be used to avail the following services on the Income Tax E-filing Portal:

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DSC Management Utility – Steps to generate signature file to submit ITR or Form

  1. Download DSC Management Utility

    Firstly, download DSC Management Utility from the income tax e-filing portal. A zip folder is downloaded

  2. Open the Java Utility

    Extract the zip folder. Click on DSC_MGMT_UTILITY.jar to open the utility

  3. Tab – Submit ITR / Form Online

    Select the tab ‘Submit ITR / Form Online’. Enter the required details:
    a. E-filing User ID – Enter the username of the account on income tax e-filing portal. Following are the User IDs for different types of users.
    b. Enter PAN of the DSC – Enter PAN (Permanent Account Number) of the holder of the DSC. In case of an NRI User, this is not a mandatory field

  4. Type of DSC – Using .pfx file

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option .pfx file
    b. Select the certificate file
    c. Enter the password
    d. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’

  5. Type of DSC – Using USB Token

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option USB Token
    b. Select USB Token Certificate from the drop-down
    c. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’
    d. Enter the USB Token PIN. Click on ‘Ok’

  6. Success Message

    A success message will appear on the screen and a signature file is generated. Save it in the appropriate folder

  7. Use DSC Signature File

    You can use the signature file for the following services:
    a. Submit Form Online – Login to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Prepare and Submit Online Form > Fill Form Details > Attach Signature File
    b. Approve Tax Audit Report – Login to Incometaxefiling website > Worklist > For Your Action > View Uploaded Form > View Form > Accept > Attach Signature File
    c. Submit Refund Re-issue Request – Login to income tax e-filing portal > My Account > Service Request > Refund Re-issue Request > Add Bank Details > Attach Signature File

FAQs

When I submit ITR or Form on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “Validity of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired. Please update a valid Digital Signature Certificate”. What should I do?

If the validity period of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired, the taxpayer should apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate from the Certified Service Provider. Once the new DSC is issued, the taxpayer should register the DSC on Income Tax Portal and then submit ITR or Form.

When I submit ITR or Form on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match. Please retry”. What should I do?

If the PAN in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match with the registered PAN of the taxpayer, PAN mismatch error will appear on the screen. The taxpayer should contact the Certificate Provider and check the PAN in DSC.
If the taxpayer is a Firm / Company / AOP / BOI / Legal Authority / Co-operative Society / Artificial Juridical Person / Trust, ensure that the PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature is of principal contact (Authorized Signatory). If the principal contact has changed, ensure that you have updated PAN details of the new principal contact (under ‘Profile Settings’ > ‘Update Principal Contact’s details). The PAN encrypted in DSC should match with PAN of principal contact.

DSC Utility : Generate Signature File to Register DSC on Income Tax E-Filing Portal

DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic signature that is used to sign electronic documents or to access information or services on the internet. The certificate contains the following details of the user – name, pin code, country, date of issue, date of expiry, and name of the certifying authority. To use DSC services on Income Tax E-filing Portal, the taxpayer should use the DSC Management Utility to generate a signature file. To register DSC on the Income Tax website, the taxpayer should generate a signature file from DSC Management Utility.

The signature file from DSC Utility can be used to avail the following services on the Income Tax E-filing Portal:

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DSC Management Utility – Steps to generate the signature file to Register DSC

  1. Download DSC Management Utility

    You have to Download DSC Management Utility from the income tax e-filing portal. A zip folder is downloaded

  2. Open the Java Utility

    Extract the zip folder. Click on DSC_MGMT_UTILITY.jar to open the utility

  3. Tab – Register / Reset Password using DSC

    Select tab Register / Reset Password using DSC. Enter the required details:
    a. E-filing User ID – Enter the username of the account on income tax e-filing portal. Following are the User IDs for different types of users.
    b. Enter PAN of the DSC – Enter PAN (Permanent Account Number) of the holder of the DSC. In case of an NRI User, this is not a mandatory field.

  4. Type of DSC – Using .pfx file

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option .pfx file
    b. Select the certificate file
    c. Enter the password
    d. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’

  5. Type of DSC – Using USB Token

    If you select the type of DSC as .pfx file, follow these steps:
    a. Select the option USB Token
    b. Select USB Token Certificate from the drop-down
    c. Click on ‘Generate Signature File’
    d. Enter the USB Token PIN. Click on ‘Ok’

  6. Success Message

    A success message will appear on the screen and a signature file is generated. Save it in the appropriate folder

  7. Use DSC Signature File

    You can use the signature file for the following services:
    a. Register DSC – Login to incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Profile Settings > Register Digital Signature Certificate > Attach Signature File
    b. Reset Password – Go to Login page on incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in > Click on Forgot Password > Select Upload DSC > Select New DSC / Registered DSC > Attach Signature File

FAQs

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The Digital Signature Certificate is already registered”. What should I do?

Digital Signature Certificate cannot be registered by multiple users. This error may appear if the taxpayer is trying to register a DSC that belongs to someone else. The DSC must belong to the taxpayer and should have their PAN encrypted.

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “The PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match. Please retry”. What should I do?

If the PAN in the Digital Signature Certificate does not match with the registered PAN of the taxpayer, PAN mismatch error will appear on the screen. The taxpayer should contact the Certificate Provider and check the PAN in DSC.
If the taxpayer is a Firm / Company / AOP / BOI / Legal Authority / Co-operative Society / Artificial Juridical Person / Trust, ensure that the PAN mentioned in the Digital Signature is of principal contact (Authorized Signatory). If the principal contact has changed, ensure that you have updated PAN details of the new principal contact (under ‘Profile Settings’ > ‘Update Principal Contact’s details). The PAN encrypted in DSC should match with PAN of principal contact.

When I register DSC on Income Tax Portal, an error appears on the screen as “Validity of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired. Please update a valid Digital Signature Certificate”. What should I do?

If the validity period of the Digital Signature Certificate has expired, the taxpayer should apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate from the Certified Service Provider. Once the new DSC is issued, the taxpayer should register the DSC on Income Tax Portal.