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E Form INC 22A – MCA notifies the Companies to file Form ACTIVE by 25th April 2019

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 21st February 2019 has issued the notifications in which the MCA has notified that the Companies incorporated on or before 31st December 2017 shall have to file E-form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) vide Form INC 22A. The said notifications shall come into effect from 25th February 2019 and the companies shall have to file the form by 25th April 2019. The following companies whose due Financial statements or Annual Return or both are not filed will not be able to file the Form.

However, the following companies are not required to file the Form:-

  1. Struck off companies
  2. Under the process of striking off companies
  3. Under Amalgamation companies
  4. Under Liquidation companies
  5. Dissolved companies

Consequences of Late filing / Non Filing

  1. The fee of Rs. 10,000/- shall be levied if the form has been filed after 25th April 2019.
  2. The Company shall be marked as “ACTIVE non-compliant” in the MCA database.
  3. The Company shall be barred from filing the following e-forms:-
    • Form SH-7
    • Form PAS-3
    • Form DIR-12
    • Form INC 22
    • Form INC 28

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