The rule 16A inserted in the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014 requires the filing of onetime return duly certified by the auditor of the company in the prescribed Form DPT-3. This disclosure, also known as Return of Deposits is an exercise wherein the company must ascertain the outstanding amount of any money received or loan which is outstanding as on 31st March 2019, and get it certified by the auditor of the company. The Form DPT-3 is exhaustive and must be filled carefully as the amounts must be disclosed in the correct column/Field in the form.
Along with the Form the Auditors Certificate need to be attached as an attachment, wherein auditor must certify in clear terms the Value of amount outstanding to any person and outstanding amount of loan if any taken by the company. The cut-off date for taking balance is 31st March 2019 and thus the provisions of filing the Return of Deposit is applicable to all companies. One of the prerequisites to filing DPT-3 is the finalization of books account and drafting of financial statement, which is sometimes. We at Global Taxation is capable and ready to work overtime to achieve full compliance of filing the DPT-3. Let's start now, without any further delay.
Key Points of DPT-3 Filing (Return of Deposits)
Applicability of Companies for DPT-3
The DPT-3 (Return of Deposits) is applicable to all private limited companies, which also includes one person companies (OPC) which have been incorporated on or before 31st March 2019.
Cut off Date for Financials for DPT-3 Filing
For the purpose of filing the return of deposits in form DPT-3, the financial statements must be prepared up to 31st March 2019. In other words, the cut-off date for the return filing is 31st March 2019.
Finalize the Books of Account First
As the return of deposits is about the outstanding of the amounts received by the company or any outstanding loan, it is necessary to complete the accounting and prepare a financial statement, because after filing the Form DPT-3, the figures cannot be changed.
Auditor Certificate for DPT-3
A certificate from the Auditor of the company is a mandatory attachment. Please note the certification has to be done by the statutory auditor only and not any other chartered accountant in practice. You must also ensure that ADT-1 for the auditor's appointment is filed prior to the filing of DPT-3
Prepare and File Form DPT-3 Process
BOOKS OF ACCOUNT FINALISATION
The basis to determine the outstanding amount of money or outstanding loan must be correctly prepared financial statement of your company. In case the books of account are not completed yet, then you should prioritize the same.
CERTIFICATION BY THE STATUTORY AUDITORS
The financial statement as prepared in the first step must be verified by the statutory auditor of the company, further, the auditor shall issue a certificate in prescribed manner certifying the outstanding amount /loan for the company as on 31st March 2019
PREPARATION OF FORM DPT-3
After you have obtained the certificate from the Statutory Auditors as required under rule 16A, proceed to prepare the eform DPT-3 and fill the particulars carefully. Attach the scan copy of the auditor's certificate and sign the form with any directors DSC
FILING OF FORM DPT-3 WITH GOVT FEE
Finally, do a pre-scrutiny check of the eform and upload to the mca and pay government fee. The government fee ranges from 300 to 600 based on the authorized capital of the company. In case the DPT-3 is not filed within due date then it can still be filed with an additional fee
PROCESS OF FILING RETURN OF DEPOSITS (FORM DPT-3)
Every private Limited Company is required to file a one-time return with the ROC in prescribed form DPT-3 attaching a certificate from its auditor about the outstanding amounts received from any other person or loan.
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