Annual filings for Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

For a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), the returns should be filed periodically for maintaining compliance and escape heavy penalty under the law for non-compliance. A Limited Liability Partnership has only few compliances to be followed every year which is amazingly low as compared to the compliance requirements placed on the private limited companies. However, the fines seem to be quite large. Whilst non-compliance might only charge a Private Limited company INR 1 lakh in terms of penalties, it might charge an LLP up to INR 5 lakh.

Limited Liability Partnerships are separate legal entities; hence, it is the duty of the elected partners for maintaining a proper book of accounts and filing an annual return with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) annually. Limited Liability Partnerships are not required to audit their books of account except where their annual turnover is more than INR 40 lakhs or if the contribution is more than INR 25 lakh. Hence, an LLP is not required to get their books of account audited if it fulfills the above-mentioned condition, making the process of annual filing simpler.

Limited Liability Partnerships are required to file their Statement of Account & Solvency within a period of thirty (30) days from the end of six (6) months of the financial year and Annual Return within sixty (60) days from the end of the financial year. Dissimilar to Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships are mandatorily required to maintain the financial year, from 1st April to 31st March. Hence, the Statement of Account & Solvency is to be filled on or before October 30th of every financial year and the annual return for LLPs is due on May 30th every year even if the LLP has not completed any business in that specific financial year. Some of the annual filings are mandatory whether the LLP has begun any business or not.

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  • Drafting of MoA & AoA
  • Registration fees and stamp duty
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Statements of Accounts and Solvency

All enrolled LLPs are required to have their books of accounts in place and fill in data with respect to the profit made, and other financial data in regards to business, and submit it in Form 8, every year. Form 8 must be attested by the signatures of the designated partners and should also be certified by a practicing chartered accountant or a practicing company secretary or a practicing cost accountant. Failing to file, the statement of accounts & solvency report within the specified due date will lead to a fine of INR 100 per day. The due date to file form 8 for the financial year 2017-18 is October 30, 2018.

Filing and Audit requirement under Income Tax Act As discussed earlier, Limited Liability Partnerships whose turnover is more than INR 40 lakh or whos

As discussed earlier, Limited Liability Partnerships whose turnover is more than INR 40 lakh or whose contribution has exceeded INR 25 Lakh have to get the books of account audited by practicing Chartered Accountants. The deadline to file the tax return for an LLP which is required to get his books audited is September 30th.

Annual Return To Be Filed By OPC With Registrar Of Companies

The annual return of a One Person Company shall be filed with ROC as an attachment to Form MGT-7. Such annual return has to be signed by the company secretary or where there is no company secretary, by the director of the company.

NOTE: The threshold limit of Rs 1 crore for a tax audit is proposed to be increased to Rs 5 crore with effect from AY 2021-22 (FY 2020-21) if the taxpayer’s cash receipts are limited to 5% of the gross receipts or turnover, and if the taxpayer’s cash payments are limited to 5% of the aggregate payments.

For LLPs where tax audit is not required deadline, the due date for tax filing is July 31st. For LLPs which have entered into any international transactions with associated enterprises or have undertaken specified Domestic Transactions, need to file Form 3CEB. This form should be certified by a practicing Chartered Accountant. Limited Liability Partnerships which are required to file this Form can do their tax filing by 30th November.

LLPs should file their income tax return in Form ITR 5. This form could be filed online via the income tax website with the help of the designated partner’s digital signature.

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