All companies registered in India like private limited company, one person company, limited company, and section 8 company must file MCA annual return and income tax return each year. Before filing annual return, the company must conduct an Annual General Meeting at the end of each financial year. For newly incorporated Companies, the Annual General Meeting should be held within 18 months from date of incorporation or 9 months from the date of closing of financial year, whichever is earlier. Subsequent Annual General Meetings should be held within 6 months from the end of that financial year. In India, normally the financial year starts on April 1st and end on 31st March. So a Company's annual return would be due on or before September 30th.
In addition to MCA annual return, companies must also file income tax return irrespective of income, profit or loss. Hence, even dormant companies with no transactions are required to file income tax return each year. Private limited companies, limited companies and one person companies would be required to file Form ITR -6. The due date for filing income tax return for a company is on or before the 30th of September.
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The compliance requirement for private limited company has drastically changed over the years 2018 and 2019. The following is a summary of private limited compliance due dates in 2019.
Companies registered in India after November 2018 and having a share capital are required to obtain commencement of business certificate before commencing any business or exercising any borrowing powers. The commencement of business certificate must be obtained within 180 days of incorporation of the company. Failure to obtain commencement of business certificate will lead to a penalty of Rs.50,000 for the company and a penalty of Rs.1000 per day for the Directors for each day of default.
All companies registered in India must appoint a statutory Auditor within 30 days of incorporation. Failure to appoint an Auditor will lead to a penalty of Rs.300 per month and the company would not be allowed to commence business.
Private limited companies registered in India must file Income Tax Return on or before 30th September 2019 for the FY2018-19. Failure to file income tax return attracts a penalty of Rs.10,000.
Private limited companies registered in India must file MCA Form AOC-4 on or before 30th November 2019 for FY2018-19. Failure to file AOC-4 attracts a penalty of Rs.200 per day of default or delay.
Private limited companies registered in India must file MCA Form MGT-7 on or before 31st December 2019 for FY2018-19. Failure to file MGT-7 attracts a penalty of Rs.200 per day of default or delay.
Companies registered before 31st December 2017 are required to file eForm ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) - INC22A on or before 25th April 2019. Failure to file e-Form Active will lead to a penalty of Rs.10,000.
Form DPT-3 filing must be made by all companies other than a Government company on or before 22nd April 2019. Hence, all private limited company, OPC, limited company or Section 8 Company would be required to file Form DPT-3 one-time.
DIN eKYC or DIR-3 eKYC form must be filed for all the Directors of the company. In DIR-3 eKYC filing, the Director must provide and verify a unique personal mobile number and personal email address. Failure to file DIN eKYC attract a penalty of Rs.5000 per DIN.
All companies getting service from MSME enterprises must file MSME 1 & 2 each year. MSME 1 must be filed within 30 days of the form becoming live on the MCA Portal and MSME form 2 must be filed on or before 31st October. Failure to file the form attacts a penalty of Rs.25000.
Your company will be assigned a dedicated Compliance Manager who will be a single point of contact to help you maintain the compliance for your company. You can get in touch with your Compliance Manager at anytime and get assistance on matters related to your Company's compliance.
All companies are required to maintain accounts and prepare financial statements at the end of each financial year. Our Compliance Manager will help your company maintain accounts and will prepare the financial statement for your business at the end of financial year.
Companies are required to conduct a minimum of four board meetings, an annual general meeting, Directors Report and Annual Report each financial year. Our Compliance Manager will help you prepare minutes of board meetings and create all secretarial reports.
Annual General Meeting should be held by a company within 6 months from the end of that financial year. And MCA annual return must be filed on or before September 30th. Our Compliance Manager will prepare all the documents and file your company's MCA annual return.
Income tax return of a company must be filed irrespective of income, profit or loss. Hence, even dormant companies with no transactions are required to file income tax return each year. Our Compliance Manager will prepare all the documents and file your company's income tax return.