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INC-22A Form, All about Active Company Tagging (ACTIVE)

INC-22A Form, All about Active Company Tagging (ACTIVE). All Companies need to file INC-22A - Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification - on or before 25th April 2019 now extended to 15th June 2019 Failure to file e-Form Active will lead to a penalty of Rs.10,000

INC 22A ACTIVe Form Filing
INC-22A Form, All about Active Company Tagging (ACTIVE)

1. What is INC 22A ?

Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification is a process that Registrar of Companies (ROC) came up to tag Active and in-active companies to act against all the in-active companies from using resources such as banking system and other privileges.

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2. Who should File INC 22A ?

All registered companies before 31st Dec 2017.

3. I have filed KYC norms as a Director, do I still to file INC 22A form ?

Yes, KYC is related to Directors of a Company. INC 22A is similar but for a Company and to establish that the company is Active. You need to file one form for one Company, irrespective of number of directors in the Company. preferred this process as an inferred process from past filings, director KYC, or at least limited to the companies whose turnover crosses certain limit (say 2 Crores), but a mandate such as this causes many stakeholders, particularly in the small business, startup space having heartburn.

This is certainly causing lot of inconvenience, noise among Companies as is against ease of doing business in India.

4. What should be done ?

Download the e-Form ACTIVE / INC-22A and fill the information. but this need to be digitally signed by Company Secretary. Check with Rep as early as possible.

5. What's the deadline to file INC-22A ?

25th April 2019 now extended to 15th June 2019

6. How long INC-22A eFiling process would take ?

Just few hours as long as you have proper documentation, but consider 1 day lead time, as the preparation to take proper photos at the Registered Office would take some time, as many do travel and may not be available on site.

7. What are the consequences of not filing Form INC 22A ?

Your company will be moved into the compliance default list. This may prevent from efiling future forms and compliance norms. In addition, the company is restricted from doing the following

  • SH-7 (Change in Authorized Capital)
  • PAS-3 (Change in paid up capital)
  • DIR-12 (Change in Director except for resignation purpose)
  • INC-22 (Change in registered office)
  • INC-28 (in case of amalgamation/demerger)

8. What would be the Penalty ?

Rs.10,000 would be charged after the due date.

9. Any restrictions in filing INC-22A ?

Yes, the company must have filed their last year returns

10. What information, documents needed to fill the Form INC-22A ?

  • Registered HQ Office Address
  • Photograph of Registered office showing
  • External View of the Office building
  • Geolocation (Latitude & Longitude)
  • Inside view of building with at least one Director (must be the person who sign the form)
  • eMail ID of the Company ( used to OTP verification)
  • Details of all directors (All directors DIN KYC must be activated)
  • In addition, Details of Statutory Auditor, Company Secretary (if any)
  • Annual Return & Balance Sheet information filed for the year FY 2017-18

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