Compliance requirements for Company & LLP Filing for Jan’21

This article contains various Compliance requirements for the Month of January 2020 under the Companies act and LLP Act. Compliance means “adhering to rules and regulations.” Compliance is a continuous process of following laws, policies, and regulations, rules to meet all the necessary governance requirements without any failure.

 Applicable Laws/Acts  Due Dates  Compliance Particulars Forms / Filing mode

Companies Act, 2013


Within 180 Days From The Date Of Incorporation Of The Company + An additional time of 6 more months shall be allowed by MCA

(6+6 months)

As per Section 10 A (Commencement of Business) of the Companies Act, 2013, inserted vide the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 w.e.f. 2nd November, 2018, a Company Incorporated after the ordinance and having share capital shall not commence its business or exercise any borrowing powers unless a declaration is filed by the Director within 180 days from the date of Incorporation of the Company with the ROC.


MCA E- Form INC 20A

(one time compliance)



Companies Act, 2013


First declaration within 90 days from the date of notification Dt. 08.02.2019



A person having Significant beneficial owner shall file a declaration to the reporting company : Click here

i.e. within 90 days of the commencement of the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules, 2019 i.e. 08.02.2019


In case Subsequent Acquisition of the title of Significant Beneficial Owner / Any Change therein a declaration in Form No. BEN-1 required to be filed to the reporting company, within 30 days of acquiring such significant beneficial ownership or any change therein.

Form BEN-1

Draft Format available at


Companies Act, 2013




(now penalty applicable)


Filing of form BEN-2 under the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Rules, 2018.

(Within 30 days from deployment of the E –form (earlier the date of receipt of declaration in BEN-1 )


Form BEN – 2

(e-form deployed by Ministry (ROC)) on 01.07.2019

Companies Act, 2013


One time Compliance Filing of the particulars of the Company & its registered office.

(by every company incorporated on or before the 31.12.2017.)

Due date extended- Link :



Active Form

INC -22A

Companies Act, 2013


Annual Compliance *DIN KYC through DIR 3 KYC Form is an Annual Exercise.

Last date for filing DIR-3 KYC for Financial year 2019-20 has been extended till 31st December, 2020

Annual Exercise: CLICK HERE

Penalty after due date is Rs. 5000/-(one time)


E-Form DIR – 3 KYC

(Web Based and E-form)


Companies Act, 2013


within 60 days from the date of deployment of this form on the website of the


Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Report (Half-yearly)

Pursuant to sub-rule Rule 9A (8) of Companies (Prospectus and Allotment of Securities) Rules, 2014

To be filed all unlisted companies, deemed public companies

Till further clarification to be filled in GNL-2

Applicable w.e.f. 30.09.2019

Extension Notification:

E-Form PAS – 6

Available w.e.f. 15.07.2020


Companies Act, 2013 Within 270 days from the date of deployment of this Form Annual Return To Be Filed By Auditor With The National Financial Reporting Authority

Note on NFRA -2 Click Here


(NFRA-2 e-Form live since 9th December 2019.)

Companies Act, 2013 Due date was 30.06.2020 and was to be filed till 31.12.2020 under CFSS, now penal provisions applicable DPT 3 is a return of deposits that companies must file to furnish information about deposits and/or outstanding receipt of loan or money other than deposits.

Company can file Form DPT-3 upto 31.12.2020 without any additional fee

Companies Act, 2013 Due date is 30.11.2020 and was to be filed till 31.12.2020 under CFSS, now penal provisions applicable IEPF Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer and Refund) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 Statement of unclaimed and unpaid amounts IEPF -2
Companies Act, 2013 On or before 31.12.2020 Statement of Amounts credited to Investor Education and Protection Fund Pursuant to Rule 5(4A) IEPF Form – 1A


  • Due dates of LLP Return Filing:
    • LLP Form 8 (Statement of Account & Solvency) on or before 31.12.2020 (due date is 31.10.2020 and extended as per Modified LLP Settlement scheme, 2020)
    • The charge details i.e. creation, modification or satisfaction of charge, can be filed through Appendix to e-Form 8 (Interim)
    • Form LLP -8 can be filed after due date with a penalty of Rs. 100/- per day till the filing is completed.
  • Due dates of ROC Annual Return Filings:
Sl. No. Particulars Due Date E- Form



Appointment of Auditor

Within 15 days from the conclusion of AGM (ratification at every annual general meeting is not mandatory)  




Filing of financial statement and other documents with the ROC With in 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM, other than OPC

(In case of OPC within 180 days from the close of the financial year)





Filing of annual return by a company.  

With in 60 days from the conclusion of AGM






Filing of Cost Audit Report with the Central Government With in 30 days from the receipt of Cost Audit Report

Extension notification: Click here






Filing of Resolutions and agreements to the Registrar  

Within 30 days from the date of Board Meeting.



  1. Extension of LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020

In continuation to this Ministry’s General Circular No. 13/2020 dated 30.03.2020 and in the General Circular No. 31/2020 dated 28.09.2020 the scheme was extended till 31st December 2020, in view of large scale disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and after due examination, it has been decided to extend the date on applicability to defaulting LLP and therefore, in serial number 3, para 8A, sub-para (iii) of the said circular dated 30.03.2020 belated documents due for filing till 30th November 2020 shall be substituted. All other requirements provided in the said circulars shall remain unchanged.

If a statement of account and solvency for the financial year 2019-2020 has been signed beyond the period of six months from the end of financial year but not later than 30th November, 2020, the same shall not be deemed as non-compliance.

  1. Stakeholders may please note that there is no change in the additional fee logic of eform MGT-7 and AoC-4/AOC-4 XBRL/AOC-4 CFS/AOC-4 NBFC for the FY 2019-20 w.e.f 01 January 2021 since extension was provided to all the companies for conducting AGM and not for filing the form. Hence, the due date of form filing shall be computed based on the actual date of AGM or due date/extended due date of AGM as the case may be.

Post 31st December 2020, additional fee shall be applicable from the actual date of AGM or due date/extended due date of AGM + 30/60 days as the case may be and Rs.100 per day shall be charged starting from such day even if such date falls prior to 31st December 2020.

  1. Stakeholders may please note that the Field ‘SRN of the application filed for extension’ (GNL-1) in eform MGT-7 is made optional for FY 2019-20 w.e.f 01 January 2021 due to blanket extension provided for all companies to conduct AGM.

Consequently, eForm MGT-7 has been revised on MCA21 Company Forms Download page w.e.f 1st January, 2021. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest version before filing.

  1. Please note that the last date for filing DIR-3 KYC for Financial year 2019-20 has expired on 31st December 2020. The process of deactivating the non-compliant DINs is in progress and will be completed shortly. Please note that web service DIR-3 KYC shall not be available for filing during the pendency of this activity. Filing of DIR-3 KYC can be made after completion of the scheduled activity, as above, when the service is made available on the portal after payment of applicable fees. Stakeholders may kindly note and plan accordingly.
  • Important Updates
    • MCA Monthly Update Calendar: December, 2020
 Sl. No. Particulars of the Circulars  Link
1 Relaxation of additional fees and extension of last date of filing of CRA-4 (form for filing of cost audit report) for FY 2019-20 under the Companies Act, 2013 Click here


Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules 2020  

Click here



Companies (Compromises, Arrangement and Amalgamations) Second Amdt Rules 2020  

Click here



Invitation for applications from IEPFA for preparation of panel for engagement of Consultants from amongst retired Officers of Central Government/ PSUs/SEBI purely on contract basis.  


Click Here

5. The Companies (Auditor’s Report) Second Amendment Order, 2020 Click Here
6. Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Second Amendment Rules, 2020



Click Here

7 Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2020


Click Here

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