Annual return

Is annual filing in India mandatory for company?

I incorporated my company last week of March 2018 do I need to comply with the annual filing requirement? Yes, you shall comply with the annual filing for the financial year 2017-18. All the companies doing business in India are required to file a financial statement and specified documents with the government authorities according to the requirements of the Companies Act of 2013 and other applicable laws.

A private limited company is required to file the required documents with Registrar of companies every year. It is mandatory for every company incorporated in India, including subsidiaries of foreign companies, joint venture companies.

To summarize annual Roc filing:

Private Limited Companies are required to file its Annual Accounts and Returns disclosing details of its shareholders, directors etc to the Registrar of Companies.

As a part of Annual Filing in India, the following forms are to be filed with the ROC:

  • Form MGT-7 (Annual Return): Every Private Limited Company is required to file its Annual Return within 60 days of holding of Annual General Meeting.
  • Form AOC-4 (Financial Statements): Every Private Limited Company is required to file its Balance Sheet along with the statement of Profit and Loss Account and Director Report in this form within 30 days of holding of Annual General Meeting

At CAONWEB online your filing can be done at the best price in India, You will get to interact and ask any questions related to an annual filing with ROC, you can interact directly with our professionals, without any initial fees. Skipping or delay in filing will only increase your cost and there is no way to escape from mandatory filing once you have your company registered.

If a Company fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the Companies Act, then the Company and every officer who is in default shall be punishable with fine for the period for which default continues. If there is the delay in any filing, then additional fees is required to be paid, which keeps on increasing as the time period of non-compliance increases. It should be noted that some of the Annual Filing Forms can also be revised but the fees for subsequently revised filing shall be charged, assuming it as a new filing.

Summary: If you are doing business in India, you have to comply with the annual filing requirement and file an annual return with the ROC, It doesn’t matter if your turnover is zero or you are not into operation.


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