XBRL is a standardized communication language in electronic form to express, report or file a financial statements by a Companies. XBRL is only a method of presentation or reporting. It does not attempt to make any changes in the content to be reported. The idea behind XBRL is simple. Instead of treating financial information as a block of text – as in a standard internet page or a printed document – it provides an identifying label (tag) for each individual line item of data. This data then becomes computer readable.


XBRL offers major benefits at all stages of business reporting and analysis such as: cost savings, greater efficiency, improved accuracy, reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data.

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Statutory Requirement – Applicability of XBRL Filing with Registrars:

Below mentioned class of companies shall file their financial statements and other documents under section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013 with the Registrar in e-form AOC-4 XBRL:

  • All public companies listed in a stock exchange in India and their Indian subsidiaries.
  • All companies with a turnover of Rs 100 crores or more
  • All companies with a paid up capital of Rs 5 crores or more

(other than banking companies, insurance companies, power companies and NBFCs), Graphical Representation as mentioned below for better understanding.

Major Change:

In XBRL Rules 2015 first three categories of applicability of XBRL was same. However, there was one more category i.e. “all companies which were hitherto covered under the Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2011”.

Therefore a Company which was required to file financial statement in XBRL under previous rules but not falling under applicability limit as of now. Such Companies are exempted for filing of financial statement in XBRL under Amendment Rules, 2017.

Query : A Company voluntary prepared financial statement into XBRL for some financial year. Whether such Company required preparing the financial statement into XBRL in future also?

 Opinion – As Per the applicability of filing of financial statement into XBRL Rules, 2017, it is not mandatory for such companies to file financial statement into XBRL in future. It can file the normal AOC-4 form. Only Companies falling under XBRL Amendment Rules, 2017 required to file financial statement into XBRL.

List of required documents need to be process XBRL for MCA : The following components of Annual reports need to be filed in XBRL Format:

  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Schedules related to Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement
  • Notes to Accounts
  • Statement pursuant to Section 212 of the Companies Act, 1956 relating to subsidiaries
  • Audit and Annual Report

What if – If you fails to file the copy of the Financial Statements to ROC within prescribed time limit

: Penalty Provisions :

Company: Fine 1,000.00 for everyday till default continue but max. 10,00,000.00

Directors: Fine Min. 1 Lakhs to Max. 5 Lakhs  –  OR – Imprisonment – Max. 6 months

CFO : Same as in the case of Directors

Authorised Director : Same as in the case of Directors

How does XBRL work ?

XBRL makes the data readable, with the help of two documents:

  • Taxonomy
  • Instance Document.

Taxonomy contains description and classification of business & financial terms, while the instance document is made up of the actual facts and figures. Taxonomy and Instance document together make up the XBRL documents.

Steps involved in XBRL to file statements with MCA:

  • Mapping
  • Tagging
  • Review, verify and validate the XBRL instance document
  • Scrutiny through tool
  • Creating a XBRL docs and filling as an attachment in ROC Form.

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  1. Manju T says:

    One of our company was filing its annual return in XBRL format with IND AS but for the current year criteria not applicable, whether company is required to file in IND AS XBRL format or normal XBRL format..

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