Although Private Limited Company is the most popular form of starting a business, there are various compliances which are required to be followed once your business is incorporated. Managing the day to day operations of your business along with complying the corporate laws can be little taxing for any entrepreneur. Hence, it is essential to take help of a professional and also understand such legal requirements to ensure timely fulfilment of compliances, without any levy of interest or penalty.
We have elaborated below some of the common compliances which a private limited company has to mandatorily ensure:
|Compliance Requirement||Description and Timeline|
|Appointment of Auditor||Auditor will be appointed for the 5 (Five) years and form ADT-1 will be filed for 5-year appointment.|
The first Auditor will be appointed within one month from the date of incorporation of the Company.
|Statutory Audit of Accounts||Every Company shall prepare its Accounts and get the same audited by a Chartered Accountant at the end of the Financial Year compulsorily. The Auditor shall provide an Audit Report and the Audited Financial Statements for the purpose of filing it with the Registrar.|
|Filing of Annual Return (Form MGT-7)||Every Private Limited Company is required to file its Annual Return within 60 days of holding of Annual General Meeting. Annual Return will be for the period 1st April to 31st March.|
|Filing of Financial Statements (Form AOC-4)||Every Private Limited Company is required to file its Balance Sheet along with statement of Profit and Loss Account and Director Report in this form within 30 days of holding of Annual General Meeting.|
|Holding Annual General Meeting||It is mandatory for every Private Limited Company Company to hold an AGM in every Calendar Year. Companies are required to hold their AGM within a period of six months, from the date of closing of the Financial Year.|
|Preparation of Directors’ Report||Directors’ Report will be prepared with a mention of all the information required under Section 134.|
The purpose of a statutory audit is the same as the purpose of any other audit – to determine whether an organization is providing a fair and accurate representation of its financial position by examining information such as bank balances, bookkeeping records and financial transactions.
Every director has to disclose about his directorship in other companies every year. This shall be done by giving a declaration in writing to the company every year in a specified Directors’ Report format.
A Private Limited Company has to maintain various statutory registers and records as required by the Company law such as Register of shares, Register of Members, Register of Directors etc. Besides, Incorporation documents of the company, Resolutions of the meetings of the Board of Directors, Minutes of the Board Meetings and Annual General Meeting etc are also required to be preserved by the Company.
Such records are to be kept at the registered office of the company and shall be open for inspection to its members during business hours. Also, the books of account of every company relating to a period of atleast eight financial years should be preserved and kept in good order.
Besides Annual Filings, there are various other compliances which need to be done as and when any event takes place in the Company. Instances of such events are:
Different forms are required to be filed with the Registrar for all such events within specified time periods. In case, the same is not done, additional fees or penalty might be levied. Hence, it is necessary that such compliances are met on time.
If a Company fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the Companies Act, then the Company and every officer who is in default shall be punishable with fine for the period for which default continues. If there is delay in any filing, then additional fees is required to be paid, which keeps on increasing as the time period of non-compliance increases.
It should be noted that some of the Annual Filing Forms can also be revised but the fees for subsequent revised filing shall be charged, assuming it as a new filing.
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