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MCA hikes additional fees for delayed filing

MCA increases the additional fee to up to 18 times normal filing fees.

As stated by the Government of India – MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS Notification New Delhi, 11th January 2022 –

Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules. 2022 – WEF July 1, 2022, additional fees on the form will be increased to 18 times from the existing 12 times of normal fees. However, these exclude Annual Filings which are charged at Rs. 100 per day without any upper limit.

Earlier the MCA, vide Notification No. G.S.R. 268(E) dated March 31, 2014 had issued the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules. 2014, (“the Companies Rules, 2014”) in order to prescribe certain rules w.r.t. fees and forms for registration under the Companies Act, 2013 (“the Companies Act”).

Notification:

The MCA vide Notification dated January 11, 2022, has issued the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Amendment Rules, 2022 in order to amend the Companies Rules, 2014, w.e.f. July 1, 2022, in the following manner:

  • Additional fees on form will be increased to 18 times from existing 12 times of normal fees. Further, wherever higher additional fee is payable, additional fee shall not be charged.
  • Higher additional fees shall be payable, if there is a delay in filing e-form INC-22. or e-form PAS-3, on two or more occasions, within a period of 365 days from the date of filing of the last such belated e-form for which additional fee or higher additional fee was payable.
  • Additional fee and higher additional fee shall be applicable for delay in filing of forms other than for increase in Nominal share capital or forms under Section 92 or Section 137 of the Companies Act or forms for filing charges, in a following manner:
Sl. No.Period of delaysAn additional fee as a multiple of normal feesA higher additional fee as a multiple of normal fees (for certain cases)
01upto 15 days (section 139 and section 157 of the Companies Act)One time
02More than 15 days and upto 30 days (Sections 139 and 157 of the Companies Act) and upto 30 days in remaining forms.2 times of normal filing fees3 times of normal filing fees
03More than 30 days and upto 60 days4 times of normal filing fees6 times of normal filing fees
04More than 60 days and upto 90 days6 times of normal filing fees9 times of normal filing fees
05More than 90 days and upto 180 days10 times of normal filing fees15 times of normal filing fees
06Beyond 180 days12 times of normal filing fees18 times of normal filing fees