Annual Return Filing Forms

As a part of Annual Filing, Companies incorporated under the Companies Act 2013, are required to file the following E-Forms with the Registrar of Companies (ROC):

Form AOC-4
For filing financial statement and other documents (For FY start on or after 01.04.2014).

Form AOC4- CFS
Form for filing statement containing salient features of consolidated financial statement of a group (For FY start on or after 01.04.2014).

Form AOC4-XBRL
For filing XBRL document in respect of financial statement and other documents (For FY start on or after 01.04.2014).

Form MGT-7
Form for filing Annual Return by Companies having share capital (For FY ending on or after 01.04.2014).

Form ADT-1
Form ADT-1 is required to be filed to appoint the auditor within 30 days from the date of Incorporation and also as and when auditor changes further.

Active Form
Companies registered before 31st December 2017 are required to file E-Form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) – INC 22A on or before the due date.

DPT-3
Form DPT-3 filing must be made by all companies other than a Government company on or before the specified due date. Hence, all private limited company, OPC, limited company or Section 8 Company would be required to file Form DPT-3 one-time.

DIR-3 KYC
DIR-3 KYC form must be filed for all the Directors of the company. In DIR-3 KYC filing, the Director must provide and verify a unique personal mobile number and personal email address.

MSME 1 & 2
Companies getting service from MSME enterprises must file MSME 1 & 2 each year. MSME 1 must be filed within the due date as specified.

Due Dates of ROC Return Filing (FY 2018-19)

Name of E-form Purpose of E-form Due date of Filing Due Date for FY 2018-19
Form ADT-1 Appointment of Auditor 15 days from the conclusion of AGM 14th October 2019
Form AOC-4 and Form AOC-4 CFS (in case of Consolidated financial statements) Filing of Annual Accounts 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM (In case of OPC within 180 days from the close of the financial year) 30th November 2019 (Revised)
Form MGT-7 Filing of Annual Return 60 days from the conclusion of AGM 31st December 2019 (Revised)
Form CRA-4 Filing of Cost Audit Report 30 days from the receipt of Cost Audit Report 29th February 2020
Form MGT-14 Filing of resolutions with MCA regarding Board Report and Annual Accounts 30 days from the date of Board Meeting 30 days from the date of Board Meeting
MSME Form 1 Half yearly return with the registrar in respect of outstanding payments to Micro or Small Enterprise. Within a month for each half of the year 31st October 2019 (April 2019 to September 2019)
30th April 2020 ( for October 2019 to March 2020)

Documents and information required for Annual Form MGT 7 and Form AOC-4

The following documents and information are required to be submitted along with the Form MGT-7;

  • Balance Sheet of the Company, Profit & Loss Account along with Audit Report and Notes to Accounts.
  • Director’s Report, MGT-9.
  • Compliance Certificate, Registered Office Address.
  • Also, a list of shareholders and shareholding structure of the company.
  • Furthermore, the details of transfer &/or Transmission of securities.
  • Additionally, the details of shares and debentures.
  • Lastly, information related to any changes in the Directorship.
  • DSC of the Director

Mandatory Compliance

Annual Filing Forms i.e. Form MGT-7 and Form AOC-4 is a mandatory compliances for all companies registered under the Companies Act, 2013 or as specified by law under specific circumstances. Also, you can file NIL annual return; if your company does not have any transactions in the preceding year.

Penalty/ Additional Fees

Additional Fees for E-form AOC-4 (XBRL and Non-XBRL) and E-form MGT-7 after the due date is Rs. 100 per day with effect from 1st July 2018.

For other forms, docs etc.
Period of Delay Fees
Up to 30 days 2 Times of Normal Fees
More than 30 days and up to 60 days 4 Times of Normal Fees
More than 60 days and up to 90 days 6 Times of Normal Fees
More than 90 days and up to 180 days 10 Times of Normal Fees
More than 180 days and up to 270 days 12 Times of Normal Feesg

Pricing

Normal

Starting at Rs. 9,999 /- Onwards
  • (Companies with turnover upto Rs.50 Lakh)
  • Preparation of board resolutions
  • Director’s report
  • Annual report
  • MCA Annual return filings (MGT-7 and AOC-4)
  • Income Tax return filing
  • Filing of MCA form DPT-3 and Form MSME-1
  • Director KYC
  • ACTIVE Form
  • BEN Forms
  • ADT-1

Standard

Starting at Rs. 14,999/- Onwards
  • (Companies with turnover upto Rs.1 crore)
  • Preparation of board resolutions
  • Director’s report
  • Annual report
  • MCA Annual return filings (MGT-7 and AOC-4)
  • Income Tax return filing
  • Filing of MCA form DPT-3 and Form MSME-1
  • Director KYC
  • ACTIVE Form
  • BEN Forms
  • ADT-1

Executive

Starting at Rs. 19,999 /- Onwards
  • (Companies with turnover upto Rs.5 crore)
  • Preparation of board resolutions
  • Director’s report
  • Annual report
  • MCA Annual return filings (MGT-7 and AOC-4)
  • Income Tax return filing
  • Filing of MCA form DPT-3 and Form MSME-1
  • Director KYC
  • ACTIVE Form
  • BEN Forms
  • ADT-1

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by Annual Filing?

An Annual Filling is a mandatory filing to be made by the company incorporated in India. The E-form filing along with the required documents must be filed with MCA.

My company has no transaction; do I still have to file ROC Returns?

Yes, every company which is registered under the companies act must file the annual roc return within its due date. However, for newly incorporated companies, there is some relaxation on time of holding the AGM. To help companies with NIL or up to less than ten transactions during the financial year, we have straightforward pricing.

What are the Penalty and Prosecutions for not filing the Annual Filing?

The Company will be considered as the defaulting company and liable to pay the penalty. The amount of penalty will depend on the number of days in default till the default continues.

What Information is contained in Annual Filing?

Annual filing consists of the balance sheet of the company, profit and loss account, certifications if any, details of members, details of shareholders and its shareholdings and details of Directors.

Signing of Annual Filing E-Forms?

The Annual filing documents of the Company must be signed by the Directors of the Company. The financial statements must be audited & signed by a Chartered Accountant.