A company registered in India as a Private Limited Company must file an annual return and income tax return each year. The annual compliances of a Private Limited Company also include holding an Annual General Meeting at the end of each financial year and filing an annual return with the Ministry of Corporate Affair to maintain compliance. A newly incorporated company can hold its Annual General Meeting within 18 months from the date of incorporation or 9 months from the date of closing of the financial year, whichever is earlier.
The annual return also includes the information pertaining to the balance sheet of the company, compliance certificate, register of members, shares and debentures, registered office address and management of the company. In India, the financial year starts on April 1 and ends on March 31, with September 30 as the due date to file the annual compliances of the company.
Once the documentation is done, the balance sheet of the company is finalised and legal experts file the Income Tax Return of the company. Notices, resolutions and minutes of the Board meeting or AGM are prepared. After that, the final forms are submitted with the Registrar of Companies.