Finance Ministry extends annual return filing due date till 31/03/2019

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has extended the due date for filing Annual return and financial statements of the financial year ending 31-03-2018 for the companies and business entities registered under Company Act, 2013.

Now the Pvt Ltd, LLP, OPC or any incorporated business entity can file annual return and financial statements by submitting duly filled MGT 7 form and AOC 4 Form till 31-03-2019 which was earlier extended to 31-12-2018.

This relaxation has been introduced after the requests of various stakeholders seeking the extension in due date of annual return and financial statement filing.

Previous circular

General Circular No. 10/2018

F.No. 01/34/2013 CL-V
Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs

5th Floor, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-1

Dated: 29.10.2018

All Regional Directors,
All Registrar of Companies, All Stakeholders.

Subject: Relaxation of additional fees and extension of last date of in filing of forms MGT-7 (Annual Return) and AOC-4 (Financial Statement) under the Companies Act, 2013- – reg.


Keeping in view the requests received from various stakeholders seeking extension of time for filing of financial statements for the financial year ended 31.03.2018 on account of various factors , it has been decided to relax the additional fees payable by companies on e-forms AOC-4, AOC (CFS) A0C-4 XBRL and e- Form MGT-7 upto 31.03.2019, wherever additional fee is applicable.

2. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,

(KMS Narayanan)

Assistant Director (policy)


This is the complete circular issued by the MCA to all directors of companies and incorporated business entities.

Fill form to file annual return or financial statements before the new due date.

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