LLP ANNUAL FILING
LLPs in India must file its Annual Return within 60 days from the end of close of financial year and Statement of Account & Solvency within 30 days from end of six months of close of financial year. Unlike Companies, LLPs mandatorily have to maintain their financial year, as April 1st to March 31st. Therefore, LLP annual return is due on May 30th and the Statement of Account & Solvency is due on October 30th of each financial year. In addition to the MCA annual return, LLPs must also mandatorily file income tax return every year. IndiaFilings provides a comprehensive LLP compliance service which includes LLP Annual Filing and LLP income tax return filing at a very affordable price point.
LLP Accounts Maintenance
All LLPs are required to maintain proper books of accounts since registration on cash basis or accrual basis. Private Limited Companies are required to maintain book of accounts only in accrual basis; however, LLPs have the option of maintaining book of accounts on cash basis as well. The book of accounts must be maintained at the Registered Office of the LLP and must contain information about all the money received and expended, assets and liabilities, statement of COGS, inventories and finished goods statement. At the end of each financial year, all the LLPs are required to prepare their financial statements within 6 months for filing with the ROC.
LLP Form 11
Annual return of a LLP is due within 60 days of close of financial year. LLPs must uniformly maintain a financial year that starts on April 1st and ends on March 31st, therefore the Annual return of a LLP is due on or before May 30th of each financial year.
Form 11 contains details of the number of partners, total number of partners, total contribution received by all partners, details of body corporate as partners and summary of partners. All LLPs should file this form within 60 days from the closure of the financial year with the prescribed fee. Hence, the due date for filing LLP Form 11 is 30th of May each year.
LLP Form 8
Statement of Accounts and Solvency of a LLP is due within 30 days from the end of six months of close of financial year. Statement of Accounts and Solvency is a mandatory filing that is required for all LLPs in India. Statement of Accounts and Solvency contains a declaration on the state of solvency of the LLP by the designated partners and also information related to statement of assets and liabilities and statement of income and expenditure of the LLP.
Form 8 must be filed within 30 days from the end of 6 months of the financial year along with some prescribed fee. This must be digitally signed by 2 designated partners and it must be certified by a chartered accountant/company secretary/cost accountant. Form 8 has contains Statement of Solvency, Statement of Accounts and Statement of Income & Expenditure.
LLP Tax Audit
LLPs are required to have its accounts audited by a practicing Chartered Accountant if its annual turnover, in any financial year exceeds Rs.40 lakhs or its contribution exceeds Rs.25 lakhs. In order to avail the exemption from audit, the LLPs accounts filed with the ROC must contain a statement by the Partners to the effect that the Partners acknowledge their responsibilities for complying with the requirements with respect to accounting and preparation of financial statements. Know more
Income Tax Return Filing
LLPs must file income tax return using Form ITR 5. Form ITR 5 can be filed online through the income tax website using the digital signature of the designated partner. The deadline for LLP tax filing in India is July 31st if tax audit is not required. LLP whose turnover exceeded Rs. 40 Lac or whose contribution exceeded Rs. 25 Lac are required to get their accounts audited by a practicing Chartered Accountant. The deadline for tax filing for LLP required to obtain audit is September 30th. Know more