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A Digital Signature establishes the identify of the sender of an electronic document on the Internet and is the electronic equivalent of a physical signature. In India, digital signatures are utilised for online transactions such as income tax e-filing, company or LLP incorporation, annual return filing, and e-tenders, among other things. Class I, Class II, and Class III Digital Signatures are the three types of digital signatures. Digital Signatures of the Class I type are solely used to secure email communication. Company or LLP incorporation, IT Return E-Filing, Obtaining DIN or DPIN, and filing additional papers with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department all require Class II Digital Signatures. Digital Signatures of the Class III kind are mostly utilised for E-Tendering and E-Auction participation. Digital Signatures are kept on a USB drive and can be accessed via a computer to sign papers electronically.
With E-Return filing becoming essential for Income Tax Assesses with an annual income of more than Rs.5 lakhs, the demand for and use of Digital Signatures has skyrocketed. Fastrack Filing can assist you in obtaining your Digital Signature quickly and easily online. We can assist you with Digital Signature registration because Fastrack Filing is a registered partner of SIFY and E-Mudhra.
Class II Digital Signatures are necessary to file documents electronically with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Income Tax Department for Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Annual Return Filing, and other purposes.
A secure USB flash drive called an E-Token is used to store Digital Signature Certificates. To electronically sign a document, the USB flash drive with the Digital Signature Certificate must be linked to a computer.
Fastrack Filing is a Sify and E-Mudhra Licensed Registering Authority. As a result, Fastrack Filing can assist you in obtaining Sify or E-Mudhra Digital Signatures in a simple and timely manner.
E-Auctions and E-Tendering use Class III Digital Signatures, which provide the highest level of assurance. To participate in its E-Tenders, government bodies such as the Indian Railways, Banks, and others require Class III Digital Signatures.
The validity of digital signatures is usually one or two years. Once the validity of the prior Digital Signature has expired, the validity of the new Digital Signature can be renewed.
The Digital Signature Applicant must submit the Digital Signature Application in hard copy format, along with the required papers, via courier.
In case the applicant is an Indian National, please submit the following documents for identity and address proof:
In case the applicant is a Foreign National, please submit the following documents for identity and address proof:
The identity and address proof of foreign nationals must be attested by the following authorities:
The new rule 25A applies to all businesses formed on or before December 31, 2017. The following are the types of businesses that are exempt from the requirement to file Active Form No INC-22A.
For all companies incorporated on or before December 31, 2017, the deadline to file Form INC-22A is April 25, 2019.
If the paperwork is filed before the deadline, there is no government fee or ROC fee. However, if the corporation fails to meet the deadline of April 25, 2019, the company would be fined. Then you can still file it with an additional ROC fee of Rs. 10,000.
A corporation must upload two photographs of the registered address of the company using the form INC-22A.
The Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification is a new MCA requirement that took effect on February 21, 2019, following the notification of the Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019. According to it, if a company was formed on or before December 31, 2017, it must file a declaration and information in form No INC-22A by April 25, 2019.
Yes, before completing Form 22A, a corporation must file all outstanding financial statements and annual returns for the fiscal year ending in 2017-18. The Form INC-22A must include the SRN numbers for AOC-4 and MGT-7 for the fiscal year 2017-18.
The deadline for filing the form INC-22A has been set for April 25, 2019. If a company fails to file the requisite Active Form by the deadline, the company will be listed as “Active – Non-Compliant” in the MCA Master data and will be unable to conduct any transactions. The flaw of not filing Form INC-22A, on the other hand, can be remedied by filling the form beyond the due date and paying an additional government charge of Rs. 10,000/-.
The repercussions of failing to file the form will be severe, and unless the Form INC-22A is filed, the firm will be categorized as “Active – Non-Compliant” and will be unable to file any of the forms listed below if the need arises.