As per the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, every individual who requires filing the returns with ROC and to sign the manual documents need to obtain the digital signature certificate. These includes
DSC can be classified into three different classes such as class I, Class II and class III.
Class I DSC:
It can be used by the employers which are used to communicate with the employees through mail. It can be issued to individual or private subscribers. This will check the user name and the email address of the applicant with the database of certified authority.
Class 2 DSC:
It can be used for both the business personnel and for private individual use. This certificate will confirm that the information provided by the subscriber in the application should not conflict with the well-recognised consumer’s database.
It is used for sales tax returns, e-filing of income tax returns, Registrar of companies and VAT.
Class 3 DSC:
This is used for individual as well as organisations. It is a very high assurance certificate mainly used for e-commerce applications. The certificate will be issued only if the particular person physically appeared before the certifying authority.
It can be used in e-tendering or e-auction organised by the public sector or government companies. Also it can be used for submission of bid documents, supplier registration or expression of interests, downloading the contract and evaluation of tenders.
Documents required for a company:
Documents required for partnership:
Documents required for proprietorship:
Documents required for LLP: