Steps for Digital Signature in Tally | How it Works
- Create Regular GST Invoices, Receipts etc in Tally
- Install TCP File & thereafter get option to Export Digitally Signed Invoice
- Make sure DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) is valid and Dongle is connected
- Enter DSC Login on Digital Signature Authenticity Prompt
- Digitally Signed PDF is created.
- Also, this Add-On has the option to e-mail the same
Benefits of Digitally Signing Invoices
- Digital Signatures can protect the authenticity and integrity of archived data
- Big Corporate Offices prefer Digitally Signed Invoices over Print Copies
- Electronic and Digital signatures are as authentic as hand written signatures
- Electronic documents can be immediately delivered to recipients over email
- Companies can have integrated workflow. Signing, transfer, processing of electronic documents can happen within the system itself.
- Digital signatures provide green, environment friendly alternative to paper
Digital Signature Module – Settings
- Install the Digital Signature Module – DigiSign.tcp in Tally
- Enable the AddOn from Gateway of Tally > F11 > AddOns
- Enable the AddOn in Voucher Type
- Configure the Voucher Type Settings as mentioned in the email
- Copy the Four System Files, to your Tally Folder.
- Restart Tally to activate the module.
- Open relevant voucher type and you will find the new Digital Signature Button
Digitally Signed – GST Compliant Invoices
Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a means of electronically signing documents to verify the authenticity of the person signing. It can be substituted for a physical handwritten signature. DSC is valid only if it created as per the provisions laid down under the Information Technology Act.
As part of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regulations in India, all GST filings that include forms and invoices are required to be digitally signed. This makes digital signatures compulsory for e-filing of income tax returns, e-filing for a Registrar of Companies, online auctions (like e-tenders), challans, consignment notes, delivery orders, etc.
Types of Digital Signature
Class 1: It can be issued for both individual and professional use. It provides the assurance that information provided in the document or digital data provided by the owner should not conflict with the information in the well-recognized database. It is used to provide the basic level of assurance that is relevant to environments, where there are risks and data compromise sequences, but they are not considered to be major significance.
Class 2: It is being issued for both personal and private individuals. It can include the transactions having a substantial value of risk or fraud. It can also include access to private information and access of malicious is substantial. It is also used to confirm the information provided by the owner should not conflict with other well-informed or recognized database.
Class 3: It is also being used or issued to organizations and individuals as well. This provides high-level security for the data. The threats to data are at high risk or the failure of security services is also high and its results are very important. It also includes high-level transactions or the level of fraud risk is high.