General Circular No. 10/2015
F.No. 01/34/2013 CL-V
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-1
All Regional Directors,
All Registrar of Companies,
Subject: Relaxation of additional fees and extension of last date of in filing of forms MGT-7 (Annual Return) and AOC-4 (Financial Statement) under the Companies Act, 2013-reg.
This Ministry has clarified vide General Circular 8/2014 dated 04/04/2014 that provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 relating to financial statements, auditors report and board’s report shall apply in respect of financial years commencing on or after 1St April, 2014. Form AOC-4 or Form AOC-4 XBRL (Format of filing of financial statement) shall, as applicable, have to be used for filing of such statement for financial years commencing on or after 1st April, 2014. Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s General Circular 22/2014 dated 25/06/2014 wherein it has been clarified that MGT-7 (Form of Annual Return) shall apply to annual returns in respect of financial years ending after 1St April, 2014.
2. The electronic versions of Forms AOC-4, AOC-4 XBRL and MGT-7 are being developed and shall be made available for electronic filing latest by 30th September 2015. In addition, a separate form for filing of Consolidated Financial Statement (CFS) with the nomenclature AOC-4 CFS will be made available latest by October 2015. MGT-7 has been notified while AOC-4, AOC-4 XBRL and AOC-4 CFS will be notified shortly.
3. In view of this, it has been decided to relax the additional fee payable on Forms AOC-4, AOC-4 XBRL and Form MGT-7 upto 31/10/2015. Further, a company which is not required to file its financial statement in XBRL format and is required to file its CFS would be able to do so in the separate form for CFS without any additional fees upto 30/11/2015.
4. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.