All companies registered in India, including private limited, limited company, one person company and section 8 company must maintain the annual compliances like annual returns and income tax return every year.
Though Company Registration is the most popular form of starting a business, various compliances need to be followed once the business is Incorporated. A Public Limited Company is an entity which requires maintaining its active status through the regular filing of an annual return and audited financial statements with MCA for every financial year. The RoC filing is compulsory irrespective of the turnover, whether it is zero or in crore. Whether a single transaction is undertaken or none, annual compliances for every registered company are compulsory. As per Companies Act 2013, financial year should starts from 1st April and ends on 31st March.
All registered Indian Companies must appoint a Statutory auditor within 30 days of incorporation. The auditor also needs to be appointed within 15 days from the conclusion of AGM. Therefore, the due date for ROC Form ADT 1 would be 14th October every year.
The capital mentioned in the MOA [Memorandum of Association] must be deposited in a bank and commencement certificate must be obtained from MCA within 180 days of incorporation.
For every company registered in India, it is mandatory to hold an annual general meeting once a year. Companies are required to keep their AGM within six months from closing the financial year i.e. 30th September every year
Every Public Limited Company shall maintain proper books of accounts which shall represent an accurate and fair value of the state of affairs of the company. Accounting is necessary for the statutory audit. Annual filing and Income tax return filing which is mandatory.
It is mandatory for the Public Limited Company to get their accounts audited under MAT i.e. Minimum Alternate Tax. The objective of the introduction of MAT was to bring into the tax net “zero tax companies” which in spite of having earned substantial book profits and having paid handsome dividends, do not pay any tax due to various tax concessions and incentives provided under the Income-tax Law.
Every Public Limited Company registered under the Companies Act, 2013, irrespective of its sales turnover or nature of business or capital must have its book of accounts audited each financial year.
The registered Public Limited Companies must file MCA Form AOC-4 which contains details and annexure relating to Balance Sheet of the Company, Profit & Loss Account, Compliance Certificate, Registered Office Address, Register of Member, Shares and Debentures details, Debt details and information about the Management of the Company. The due date for ROC Form AOC 4 would be 29th October i.e. 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM.
It is necessary to file MCA form MGT-7 which contains details of shareholding structure, change in directorship and details of the transfer of shares during the year if any. Due date for ROC Form MGT 7 would be 28th November that is 60 days from the conclusion of AGM.
Every director shall in its first board meeting and every meeting afterwords when his interest in other entities changes shall disclose about the interest in any company, firm or other AOI (including any shareholding interest) by filing Form MBP 1.
Form MR 3 needs to be filed by all public company containing Secretarial Audit Report if it has paid up share capital of equal to or more than Rs 50 Crores or turnover of Rs 250 Crores or more has to obtain secretarial audit report in form MR-3 from Practicing Company Secretary.
DIR 3 KYC is a form to be filed by Every director who has been allotted DIN (Director Identification Number).
Income tax returns for Public Limited Company need to be filed on or before 30th September 2021 for each financial year .
The continuous failure may lead to the removal of the company’s name from RoC’s register, including disqualification of directors.In case there is a delay in annual filing, additional fees are required to be paid. Hence, it is always better to fulfil the compliances on time.
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