20 Apr 2019, 09:12 — 5 min read
Background: In a bid to clamp down fly-by-night businesses and shell companies, The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) routinely introduces different provisions for improving compliance and enhancing the transparency of companies. In the past few months the MCA has introduced various e-forms related to company formation and annual compliance rules. The most recent amendment by MCA was the introduction of the rule 25A under companies rule. Under this comes form INC-22A. In his previous article Ravi Kariya explained the company registration process of a Private Limited Company in India. In this article he explains all about e-Form INC-22A which is to be filed on or before 25 April, 2019.
The new e-Form INC-22A recently rolled out by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is ACTIVE (INC-22A) and is part of the ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) exercise.
2. Eligible companies under the INC-22A (active) form
3. Ineligible companies under the INC-22A (active) Form
4. Consequences of non-filing of INC-22A Form
5. Simple steps to file INC-22A (ACTIVE) Form with MCA:
6. Declaration and verification
After including all the above-given details one has to attach the photographs of the company premises in the prescribed format.
7. Signing of form
In case of One Person Company (OPC), signing of form needs to be done by one director, in case of other than OPC, by one director and one Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) or two directors who are certified by the one practicing professional.
FAQ’s on e-Form INC-22A
1. What is the due date for filing the Form INC-22A?
Every company is required to file form INC-22A (ACTIVE) on or before 25April, 2019.
2. Which company is required to file the Form INC-22A ACTIVE?
Every company incorporated on or before 31 December, 2017
3. What are the statutory fees for filing of Form INC-22A?
There are no statutory fees for filing of Form INC-22A, if filed on or before 25 April, 2019.
4. What is the amount of late filing fees a company needs to file if form not filed within 25 April?
Company is required to pay a fee of INR 10,000 for filing Form INC-22A.
5. What are the documents required to be attached in the Form INC-22A?
Photograph of the inside office showing therein at least one director/KMP and the same director will affix its Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) on the form and photograph of the external building of registered office showing company name, registered address and GST Number on the board in local as well as English language.
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