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India Introduces Electronic Signatures for Online Filing of Tax Returns

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The Income Tax Department of India has decided to modify the e-filing tax system to include electronic signatures.

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India Introduces Electronic Signatures for Online Filing of Tax Returns

  1. 1. India Introduces Electronic Signatures for Online Filing of Tax Returns (Bristol, UK) - The Income Tax Department of India has decided to modify the e-filing tax system to include electronic signatures. The new mechanism will allow taxpayers to submit their tax returns electronically, by affixing their digital IDs, instead of the current process of having to print, sign and send by post, a hard copy of e-filed return, reports Nair & Co.’s International Tax Services Team. This new e-return protocol, known as ITRV, is intended to be implemented by the end of March 2015. However, before the new mechanism is fully functional, it is necessary for the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to discuss with the Union ministries of law and communications and information technology and determine the legal position and technology requirements. Nair & Co.’s advises entities responsible for submitting tax returns in India to follow the progress of this proposal as the new system will most likely ease the tax filing process. For more information about international taxation laws or to learn more about our International Expansion Services team please contact us. Subscribe to regular global tax compliance alerts from Nair & Co. Get the latest news releases and updates on international tax, HR, Finance, compliance and other legal news at Nair & Co. Industry Alerts. About Nair & Co. Nair & Co., the leader in international business expansion services, provides accounting, HR, legal, tax and compliance services for the set up and management of your international operations. Our model of a single-point-of-contact, supported by internal teams of experienced advisors, helps clients expand
  2. 2. business and manage risk so they can focus on their core business and sustain growth with minimal risk, stress and cost. We support nearly 250 clients in over 70 countries. Nair & Co. is headquartered in Bristol, UK, has 450 employees and offices in China, India, Japan, Singapore, and the US. Learn more at www.nair-co.com Media Contacts: For media enquiries or to learn to more about Nair & Co., please email us at media@nair-co.com or call Yvonne Smith at +1.408.501.8867

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