Date: July 04, 2011
CBDT has issued a notification, making it mandatory for all Tax Audited assesses to use Digital Signature (including filing of ITR-4/5).
That means, it is applicable for Individuals/HUF, Firms, etc also.Till last year, it was mandatory for only companies, filing ITR-6. Copy of notification is provided below for reference.
INCOME-TAX (SIXTH AMENDMENT) RULES, 2011 - AMENDMENT IN RULE 12
NOTIFICATION NO. 37/2011
[F. NO. 149/68/2011-SO (TPL)], DATED 1-7-2011
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295, read with section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely :—
1. (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2011.
(2) They shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 in rule 12, in sub-rule (3), in the proviso, for clauses (a) and (aa) the following clause shall be substituted, namely :-
"(a) a firm required to furnish the return in Form ITR-5 or an individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) required to furnish the return in Form ITR-4 and to whom provisions of section 44AB are applicable, shall furnish the return for assessment year 2011-12 and subsequent assessment years in the manner specified in clause (ii);"
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