Penalty for late filing of annual compliance of a Company

Company’s annual return is to be filled with registrar of companies within 60 days from the date of annual general meeting. Where AGM has not been held for the year then within 60 days from the date on which AGM should have been held.

Normal fee to be paid for filing company’s annual return

The normal filling fees for each form will be as under:-

  • Nominal capital Rs. 1,00000/- or more but less than Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 200
  • Nominal capital Rs. 5,00,000 or more but less than Rs. 25,00000  Rs. 300
  • Nominal Capital Rs. 25,00,000/- or more                                            Rs. 500

Additional fees to be paid for filing of company’s annual return

Additional fees is to be paid in addition to normal fee and gets calculated based on the days of delay and normal fees applicable.

Period of delay

Additional fee or penalty for late filing

Delay up to 30 days

2 times of normal fee

More than 30 and up to 60 days

4 times of normal fee

More than 60 days days and up to 90 days

6 times of normal fee

More than 90 days and up to 180 days

10 times of normal fee

More than 180 days

12 times of normal fee


 Penalty in addition to additional and normal fee for filing annual return

If a company fails to file its annual return before the expiry of the period (270 days from the date by which is should have been filed) specified under section 403 with additional fee then the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than 50,000 rupees but which may extend to 5 lakh rupees.

Posted 2 years ago by Munim Team

The 270 days penalty is compulsory or can be avoided by any means?

I have not seen any such penalty even if forms are filed after a years time?

Posted 2 years ago by Rahul Rai

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