Mandatory Compliances for an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

All LLPs registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs need to file Annual Returns and Statement of Accounts for every Financial Year. It is mandatory for a LLP to file a return irrespective of whether it has done any business.

There are three mandatory compliance requirements to be followed by LLPs.

  • Filing of Annual Return
  • Filing of Statement of the Accounts or Financial Statements
  • Filing of Income Tax Returns

Filing LLP Annual Return

Annual Return or Form 11 is a summary of an LLP’s Partners. It is also an indication of whether there is any change in the management. Every LLP is required to file Annual Return in Form 11 to the Registrar within 60 days from the closure of a financial year. That is, the Annual Return has to be filed on or before 30th May every year.

Form 11 or Annual Return is Applicable to those LLPs which were registered till 30th September 2016. For LLPs registered after 1st October 2016, the return can be filed in the year 2018.

Filing Annual Accounts or Statement of Accounts or P&L and Balance Sheet

All LLPs are required to maintain their Books of Accounts in Double Entry System. They also need to prepare a Statement of Solvency (Accounts) every year ending on 31st March. For this purpose, LLP Form 8 should be filed with the Registrar of Companies on or before 30th October every year.

Form 8 or Annual Statements is applicable to the LLPs registered till 30th September 2016. For LLPs registered after 1st October 2016, the Annual Statements can be filed in 2018.

It should be noted that LLPs whose annual turnover exceeds Rs. 40 lakh or whose contribution exceeds Rs. 25 lakh are required to get their accounts audited by a qualified Chartered Accountant mandatorily.

*An Audit of accounts is mandatory under the Income Tax Act when the annual turnover of LLP is more than one hundred lakh rupees.

Forms to be filedLast date for filing
Annual Return (Form 11)30-05-2017

 

Accounts (Form 8)30-10-2017
INCOME TAX RETURNLast date for filing
In case Audit is not required31-07-2017
In Case Audit is required30-09-2017

Running a business, be it in the form of a one person company, LLP or as a private limited company, is no easy task. It is an investment of time, money, and effort and also requires the know how of many formalities, regulatory or financial.

Filing of all the forms and returns on time is very essential. Heavy penalties are imposed if the Forms are are not filed on time with the Registrar.

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Nikita Bhatia
Nikita Bhatia
Nikita Bhatia is the Co-Founder of VenturEasy, an online platform for Company Registration, Tax Consultancy, Trademark Registration, Annual Filings, Accounting and Business Compliances in India. A Chartered Accountant by profession, she has wide experience in the field of Audit, Accountancy, Taxation and Corporate Governance. Her exposure across a wide portion of economy gives her the edge to help startups scale up and guide them effectively in legal, compliances and tax related matters.

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