MCA Extends Deadline for Filing e Form INC 22A (ACTIVE) from 25 April to 15 June 2019
MCA has notified that the due date for filing of e Form ACTIVE (INC 22A) has been extended from 25 April 2019 to 15 June 2019, for disclosure of the particulars of the companies (registered before 31 Dec. 2017) including uploading the photographs of registered office and at least one of the directors, in view of representations from stakeholders specially start-ups.
MCA has earlier notified the e-Form INC-22A, also known as e-Form ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) vide Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019: MCA Notification dt. 21 Feb. 2019. ACTIVE is required to be filed by 25 April 2019 to avoid late fee of Rs. 10,000. Also a company which fails to file ACTIVE would not be eligible to make changes in capital structure, directors, registered office, etc. and or to enter into merger or amalgamation. Also the company which fails to comply shall be tagged as ACTIVE NON-COMPLIANT from 26 April 2019. It may be noted that these Rules have been notified by MCA as part of the crackdown on shell companies launched by the Govt. to curb the black money.
These Rules requires companies to upload a photograph covering external view of the registered office premises with a display board containing certain information, like company name, corporate identity number (CIN), address, email, contact number, etc. Further, companies are required to upload a photograph of the internal view with at least one director of the company who will also sign the ACTIVE form.