Introduction Form INC-22A?

The MCA introduced the form for validating the addresses of all registered companies under the Companies Act, 2013. The form goes by the name tag ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification). The KYC form was introduced with the idea to ensure that the companies E-file their details accurately so that a proper check is maintained, and also to ensure that the creation of shell companies is prevented in the years to come.

Applicability of ACTIVE- Form INC-22A

Every Company incorporated on or before the 31st December, 2017 shall file the particulars of the Company and its registered office, in ACTIVE on or before the due date. However, following companies are exempted for filing E-Form ACTIVE:

  • Companies which have been struck off
  • Companies under process of striking off
  • Companies under liquidation
  • Companies which are amalgamated or dissolved

Restrictions on Filing ACTIVE Form INC-22A

Any company which has not filed its due

  • Financial statements under section 137 or
  • Annual returns under section 92 or
  • Both (i) and (ii) with the registrar shall be restricted for filling ACTIVE, unless such company is under management dispute and the registrar has recorded the same on register.

Pre-requisites for Filing ACTIVE Form INC-22A

The status of DIN of all the Directors is “Approved”.

The form as on date is not accepting the CIN of a Dormant Company i.e. Dormant Companies are not required to file Active Form.

All other compliances shall be done at least for the Financial Year 2017-18.

Appoint KMP as per the requirement of the company.

Director must not be disqualified under Section 167.

Company Secretary appointment if paid up capital is Rs. 5 Crore or more.

Appointment of Auditor as required under the Act.

“Send OTP” button will automatically get activated after the form has been completely filled and no errors have occurred after clicking the “Check Form” option.

Information required to file ACTIVE Form INC-22A

CIN, Name & Address of the registered office of the Company

Photo of Registered Office showing external building and inside office & also atleast one Director/KMP who is affixing his/her DSC to this e-form.

Latitude & Longitude of the Registered Office

Email ID of the Company duly verified by the OTP

Listing Status of the Company

Total number of Directors - Name of Director, DIN & Status of DIN

SRN of e-Form MGT-14, in case of total number of directors exceed the maximum limits

Details of Statutory Auditor- Name, PAN, Membership No, Appointment period etc.

Details of Cost Auditor, if any- Name, PAN, Membership No, Appointment period etc.

Details of MD/CEO/Manager/WTD, if applicable - Name, DIN/PAN and Designation

Details of Company Secretary, If applicable - Name, PAN and Membership Number

Details of CFO, if applicable - Name and PAN

SRN of Form AOC-4/AOC-4 XBRL and MGT-7 filed for FY 2017-18

Consequences of non-filing of ACTIVE Form INC-22A

If the Company does not file e-Form 'INC-22A' within the prescribed time limit then the Company will be marked as 'Active-non-Compliant' in its master data. If the Company is marked as 'Active-non-Compliant', then such Company will not be allowed to file the following e-forms:

  • SH-07 (Changes in Authorised Capital)
  • PAS-03( Changes in Paid-up Capital)
  • DIR-12 (Changes in Directors except for cessation)
  • INC-22 (Changes in the Registered Office)
  • INC-28 (Amalgamation, de-merger)

Fees for filing ACTIVE E-Form INC-22A

No fees for filing ACTIVE Form if the Form is filed within due date

PARTICULARS FEES
INC-22A Filed on before the specified due date NIL
Companies that get ACTIVE non-compliant” status Rs.10,000

Penal Actions Further Initiated

Initiation of Action under Section 12(9) of the Act i.e. Registrar may remove the name of Company from Register of Companies.

Late fees of Rs.10,000/- will be applicable.

Documents Required

Photo of Registered Office showing external building and inside office & also atleast one Director/KMP who is affixing his/her DSC to this e-form.

Digital Signature of Two Directors

Pricing

Normal

Starting at Rs. 2,499 /- Onwards
  • Filing of Form INC-22A- ACTIVE
  • DSC Application
  • Excl. ROC Late Fees if filed late

Standard

Starting at Rs. 3,999 /- Onwards
  • Filing of Form INC-22A- ACTIVE
  • DSC Application
  • Other Compliance Form to be filed for Filing Form INC-22A- ACTIVE (Per Additional Form Rs. 1,499)
  • Excl. ROC Late Fees if filed late

Executive

Starting at Rs. 4,999 /- Onwards
  • Filing of Form INC-22A- ACTIVE
  • DSC Application
  • Director KYC through DIR-3 KYC WEB Or DIR-3 KYC.
  • Other Compliance Form to be filed for Filing Form INC-22A- ACTIVE (Per Additional Form Rs. 1,499)
  • Excl. ROC Late Fees if filed late

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Company KYC is required?

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has introduced a new e-Form i.e. Form INC-22A named as Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification (ACTIVE).

Which Companies are required to file ACTIVE Form?

As per Rule 25A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, INC-22A is required to be filed by every company incorporated on or before 31st December 2017

How much time will it take for KYC Process?

Depending upon the details provided by the client. Maximum One Day is required.

Are there any hidden costs involved?

No Hidden charges. Every detail regarding charges is transparent as you will see in your mailbox.

Will I get any Proof of KYC Done?

An email with the approval for the receipt of the form will be sent to the Email ID of the company.