10 Oct 2018Posted By: Mudit Handa

Due date for ROC filing for Private Limited Company Extended

According to the Companies Act 2013, all companies are separate legal entities and are directed by certain provisions given of the Act. As per the Company law, all entities are supposed to undergo some legal compliance annually. These are collectively referred to as Annual compliance.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in this context, has given a great relief to the directors of the companies situated in the flood-prone state of Kerala has recently extended the deadline for RoC filing in the annual compliance of private limited company to December 31, 2018.


#1. Why has the government extended the due date for RoC filing?

In the wake of the immense turbulence caused due to the floods in the state of Kerala, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has postponed the due date for RoC filing of the companies that have their registered office in Kerala. The e-forms for which the due date has been extended are as follows-

  • AOC-4, 
  • AOC (Cash Flow Statement), 
  • AOC-4 XBRL,
  • MGT-7

Besides, the late annual compliance fee on the aforesaid e-forms has also been waived off.


#2. What is RoC filing?

As a mandatory aspect of annual compliance of private limited company, all the companies are required to yearly file the financial statements with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) after getting them audited. This process is referred to as the Annual RoC Return filing. Mainly, there are 3 main kinds of RoC Returns:

  • MGT-7
  • AOC-4
  • AOC (CFS)

The due date for filing of these 3 RoC Returns has been extended to December 31, 2018, for all the companies that have their registered offices in Kerala.

To know more, read the  .

If you need any support regarding Annual Compliance of Private Limited Company or RoC filing, feel free to contact us at 8881-069-069.

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