DSC Management Utility

Hello, in this post we will look into the DSC Management Utility – Digital signature for TDS, IT and other returns. Also, the steps to generate a signature file.

Income Tax Department is bringing in newer ways to make online return filing easier for a Taxpayer.

Now, Taxpayers can digitally sign their returns through DSC (Digital Signature Certificate). Currently, use of DSC is to;

  • To file Income Tax Returns
  • For registering and verifying PAN online
  • To file TDS Returns online

The older version of digitally signing using JAVA Applet is not supported by the latest version of browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, IE etc). So, to resolve this issue, the department has developed a new system utility for digitally signing the returns. This utility is called as ITD e-filing DSC Management Utility which enables the user to use the DSC for IT, TDS and other return filing purposed.

This utility can be downloaded to the system and used to sign the returns.

DSC Management Utility

Steps to generate a signature file

Step 1: Download ‘ITD e-filing DSC Management Utility’ from the link provided in e-filing window at the time of return file upload.

OR

Go to Income-Tax efiling website -> Download -> Offline Utilities ->  DSC Management Utility and then click on Download

Step 2: Extract the zip folder and open the utility (DSC_MGMT_UTILITY.jar)

Step 3: The utility will be open. Read the instruction shown in the Instructions tab.

DSC Management Utility

Then, select on the Bulk Upload tab

Step 4: Browse the Valid Zip file and enter the efiling User Id (TAN number) and PAN as registered with DSC and efiling login.

DSC Management Utility

Step 5: Select the type of Digital Signature Certificate

  • .pfx file or
  • USB token

DSC Management Utility

Using .pfx file: Click on ‘Browse DSC File’ button to select a valid ‘.pfx’ file and then enter the password for the file.

DSC Management Utility

You need to Click on ‘Generate Signature file’ button. A success message will be displayed and the signature file will be generated and saved at the location where the return file is stored.

Upload the generated signature file with the return file in the eFiling portal to complete filing with DSC.

Using USB token: 

You need to select a valid certificate from the drop-down and enter the PIN of the USB token.

DSC Management Utility

A success message will display and then the signature file will generate and saved at the location where the return file is stored.

Upload the generated signature file with the return file in the eFiling portal to complete filing with DSC.

This completes our post. If you have any queries or doubts regarding this post kindly drop them in the comment section below.

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