Annual tax filing for LLP in India

LLP Stakeholders

  1. Your LLP – you
  2. MCA – for yearly compliance
  3. Income Tax Dept – for income tax
  4. State govt – professional tax

Recommendation

Don’t wait for the last date, when you have all the data, fill the form asasp and submit it. Near the last date, things happen very fast, your CA might be very busy and you have to pay penalty if your CA takes more time. There is a chance of website going down or be under heavy load which can delay your filings and may results in penalty.

Dates

Forms to be filedLast date for filing
Annual Return (Form 11)30-05-2017
Accounts (Form 8)30-10-2017
INCOME TAX RETURNLast date for filing
In case Audit is not required31-07-2017
In Case Audit is required
30-09-2017
MCA DIY forms directors 31-07-2018

Statutory Compliance after Incorporation of the LLP

After formation of Limited Liability Partnership, every LLP firm shall be required to comply with following statutory requirements as per LLP act 2008.

A. Maintain financial and file accounts

a) To maintain proper books of accounts relating to its affairs for each year on cash or accrual basis and according to the double entry system of accounting and shall maintain the same at the registered office of the company.

b) The accounts of LLP shall be audited by an auditor.

B. Returns and records required by LLP

Books of AccountLLP should maintain proper books of account.
Minute BookMinute book should be maintained to record minutes of meetings of partners and managing/executive  committee of partners.
Change in partnersAny change in partner and designated partner (admission, resignation, cessation, death, expulsion) should be filed electronically in e-form 4 within 30 days of change with fees.
Supplementary LLP agreementSuch admission and cessation will alter mutual rights and duties of partner shall change. Hence, supplementary LLP agreement will be required which is also required to be filed in e-form 3 within 30 days of change with fees
Statement of Account and solvencyStatement of Account and Solvency (SAS) is to be filed annually in e-form 8 with required fees. It is to be filed within 30 days from expiry of 6 months from end of each financial year i.e. by 30th October.
Annual ReturnAnnual Return should be filed with ROC in e-form 11 with filing fees, within 60 days from close of financial year i.e. by 30th May.
Heavy penaltyHeavy penalty of Rs 100 per day for late filing of returns.
Inspection of documentsIncorporation document (form 2), Annual Return (form 11), Statement of Account and Solvency (SAS) (form 8 ) and Name of partners and changes, if any, made therein (form 4) are available for public inspection on payment of fees but  LLP agreement is not available for public inspection].

C. Compliance of Meetings of LLP as per LLP agreement

Sr. No.Nature of MeetingNumber of meetingsPeriod
1First General MeetingN.A.Within 30 days of incorporation
2General Meeting1In 1 Financial Year
3Executive Committee2In 1 Financial Year

MCA – Form 8 and 11

What is Form 8 ?

It is the declaration given by all Designated Partners of LLP that whether they are able to pay its debts in full as they become due in the normal course of business or not. LLP firm shall be required to prepare Statement of Accounts and Solvency which shall be filed by all designated partners within 30 days along with prescribed fees, from the end of six months of the financial year to which statement of accounts relate with Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Contents of Form 8

Part A – Statement of Solvency

Part B – Statement of Accounts, Statement of Income and Expenditure

Attachments – Disclosure under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.

Form 8 is to be by signed digitally by two Designated partners and certified by Chartered Accountant(in Whole-time practice)/ Company Secretary (in Whole time practice) Cost Accountant (in Whole-time practice).

According to Section 34 of Limited Liability Act, 2008 read with LLP rules, every LLP shall file Statement of Accounts and solvency under e-form 8 with prescribed fee within a period of thirty days from the end of six months of the financial year to which such statement relates.

What is Form 11 ?

Form 11 is Annual Return containing number of partners, total contribution received by all partners, details of partners, details of body corporate as partners, summary of partners.

Every LLP shall file Annual Return within sixty days from the closure of the financial year along with prescribed fees.

Due date of filing Form 11 is 30th May for each year.

Note If LLP fails to file Form-11 within prescribed time, the designated partners shall be liable to be punishable with fine which shall not be less than Rs. 25000 but which may extend to five lakh rupees.

Income Tax Dept – income tax returns

ITR 5 , you can use cleartax online platform to file your taxes easily.

GST

You need GST if turn over is above 20 lakh per annum (as of date 17/Feb/2019). Apply on gst govt website, it is easy and you don’t need any dependency on anybody if you are a startup.

Professional Tax (PT)

You need to pay PT tax to the state govt. if you pay salary to employees. Just check the rules. you need to request a professional tax enrollment certificate from your tax commissioner.

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