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Synopsis of recent amendments in Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 w.e.f. 01st April, 2021.

1. Rounding Off: It is option to do rounding off of figures till financial year ended 31.03.2021. For the purpose of rounding off the figures appearing in the Financial Statements for financial year ending 31.03.2022 the total income of the Company shall be considered as the basis.

Total Income Rounding Off
Less than 100 Crore Rupees To the nearest hundreds, thousands, lakhs or millions or decimals thereof
100 Crore Rupees or more To the nearest lakhs, millions or crores, or decimals thereof

2. Disclosure of Shareholding of Promoters: The note on Share Capital in the Financial Statements shall mention details of the Shareholding of the Promotes along with changes, if any, during the Financial Year.

0. Trade Payables ageing schedule with age 1 year, 1-2 year, 2-3 year & More than 3 years. These include trade payables to MSMEs, disputed dues to MSMEs, and other dues and disputed dues.

1. Trade Receivables ageing schedule with age 6 months, 6 months-1 year, 1-2 year, 2-3 year & More than 3 years.

3. Detailed disclosure regarding title deeds of Immovable Property not held in name of the  Company: The Company shall provide the details of the immovable property (other than properties where the Company is the lessee and the lease agreements are duly executed in favour of the lessee) whose title deeds are not held in the name of the Company in the prescribed format.

If such immovable property is jointly held with others, details are required to be given to the extent of the Company’s share.

4. Disclosure regarding revaluation of Assets: Where the Company has revalued its Property, Plant and Equipment, the company shall disclose as to whether the revaluation is based on the valuation by a registered valuer as defined under rule 2 of the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017.

2.  Disclosure of Loans or Advances granted to promoters, directors, KMPs and the related parties

Type of Borrower Amount of loan or advance in the nature of loan outstanding Percentage to the total Loans and Advances in the nature of loans
Promoters
Directors
KMPs
Related Parties

8. Details of Benami Property held: In case, any proceedings have been initiated or pending against the entity under the Benami Transactions (Prohibitions) Act, 1988, the corresponding disclosures shall be provided in the financial statements. The Company shall disclose the followings:

a. Details of such property, including year of acquisition,

b. Amount thereof,

c. Details of Beneficiaries,

d. If property is in the books, then reference to the item in the Balance Sheet,

e. If property is not in the books, then the fact shall be stated with reasons,

f. Where there are proceedings against the company under this law as an abetter of the transaction or as the transferor then the details shall be provided,

g. Nature of proceedings, status of same and company’s view on same.

9. Reconciliation and reasons of material discrepancies, in quarterly statements submitted to bank and books of accounts.

10. Wilful Defaulter: Where a company is a declared wilful defaulter by any bank or financial Institution or other lender, following details shall be given:

a.  Date of declaration as wilful defaulter,

b. Details of defaults (amount and nature of defaults),

11. Relationship and nature of transactions with Struck off Companies

Name of
struck off
Company
Nature of transactions with struck-off Company Balance
outstanding
Relationship with the Struck off company, if any, to be disclosed
Investments in
securities
Receivables
Payables
Shares held by stuck off company
Other outstanding balances (to be specified)

12. Pending registration of charges or satisfaction beyond the statutory period with Registrar of Companies

13. Compliance with number of layers of companies

14. Disclosure of Ratios

The amendment requires the companies to disclose the following ratios:

a. Current Ratio,

b. Debt-Equity Ratio,

c. Debt Service Coverage Ratio,

d. Return on Equity Ratio,

e. Inventory turnover ratio,

f.  Trade Receivables turnover ratio,

g. Trade payables turnover ratio,

h. Net capital turnover ratio,

i. Net profit ratio,

j. Return on Capital employed,

k. Return on investment.

Synopsis of amendments in Schedule III of Companies Act, 2013

Note: The company shall explain the items included in the numerator and denominator for computing the above ratios and an explanation shall be provided for any change in the ratio by more than 25% as compared to the preceding year.

15. Where a scheme of arrangement has been approved, disclosure shall be made of the effect of the same on the books of accounts and any deviation from the accounting standards for the same.

16. Details in respect of Utilization of Borrowed funds and share premium shall be provided

17. Details of transaction not recorded in the books that has been surrendered or disclosed as income in the tax assessments

18. Disclosure regarding Corporate Social Responsibility

19. Details of Crypto Currency or Virtual Currency: Where the Company has traded or invested in Crypto currency or Virtual Currency during the financial year, the following shall be disclosed: –

a.  profit or loss on transactions involving Crypto currency or Virtual Currency

b. amount of currency held as at the reporting date,

c. deposits or advances from any person for the purpose of trading or investing in Crypto Currency/ virtual currency.

20.For Capital-work-in progress, ageing schedule shall be given

21.For Intangible assets under development, ageing schedule to be given

22.Current maturities of Long term borrowings shall be disclosed separately.

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