What is the date of Effective Voluntary Cancellation of Registration under the IT ACT?

Say 12AA Registration, Registration u/s Sec 10 (23C) , PAN NO, TAN NO. etc

1.Voluntary Cancellation of any Registration ( Maybe granted Sec 12AA, u/s 10(23C, etc), Assessee may apply for cancellation of the Registration to the Authority at any point of time.

2.Once the cancellation application was received by the Authority, it is the duty of the Authority Either to accept it OR issue a Show Cause Notice to the Assessee within a reasonable time.

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3.Where no show cause notice was received within a reasonable time then Date of Cancellation of Registration has to be accepted as on the date when Assessee made the application before the Authority.

4.Where Show Cause Notice was received from the Authority, towards Cancellation Application, then the Effective date of Cancellation shall be held as the Date on Conclusion of hearing before the Authority OR reply to the Show Cause notice was placed before the Authority.

The above view was based upon the Principle that
” All the Powers held by someone in a Public Office are powers held in TRUST for the benefit of the Public at Large.
Officers have no discretion either to use or not to use the powers given by the ACT to the Officers.


5.Ex: For deciding the Effective Date of Voluntary Cancellation of Registration:
(i). Date of Application: 5th Feb 2019.
( ii). Show cause notice issued by Deptt: 10.03.2019.
(iii). Date of the hearing of Show Cause Notice. 20.03.2019.
(iv). Date of communication towards Cancellation from.Deptt: 05.06.2021.

Here the date of Voluntary Cancellation of Registration Shall be the date when on Conclusion of hearing of the Show Cause Notice that is 20.03.2019.

Date of Communication from Deptt. Towards Cancellation that is 05.06.2021 has no Relevance.

According Assessee is not under any obligation to fulfil the provisions relating to the Registration From.FY 2019-20.

The above view is supported by the Judgment of the ” NAVAJBAI RATAN TATA TRUST vs. PCIT (MUM.ITAT).

Nut Shell:

1.Voluntary cancellation of Registration ( Say 12AA, (10(23C)), shall be effective from the date on conclusion of the Hearing or filling reply to the Show Cause Notice towards Cancellation.

2.No Show cause notice it is the date of Application for Cancellation.

3.Date of Deptt’s letter granting Cancellation has no relevance to decide, Date of Cancellation.

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Big Changes by Ministry of Company Affairs wef 1st April 2021 to enhance transparency

Schedule III of the Companies Act 2013 contains the general instructions for preparation of the Balance Sheet and Statement of Profit and Loss of a Company.

Following are the changes made in the financials/ notes to accounts on account of amendments in Schedule III brought about by MCA:

1. Now companies have to round off the figures appearing in the financial statements, hitherto it was optional. Further, the criteria for rounding off shall be based on “total income” in place of “turnover”.

2. Company shall disclose the Shareholding of Promoters.

3. Current maturities of Long term borrowings shall be disclosed separately.

4. Trade Payables ageing schedule to be given.

5. Trade Receivables ageing schedule to be given.

6. Security deposits shall not be disclosed under ‘Long term loans and advances’ but disclosed under ‘Other non-current assets’.

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7. The company shall disclose the reason for the utilization of funds for purposes other than for which they were borrowed and shall also disclose the purposes for which the funds were utilised.

8. Company needs to disclose if the books of accounts are tallied with the quarterly or monthly returns filed with a banker in cases where the company has borrowed funds from banks on the basis of securities of current assets, or else a separate reco statement needs to be provided.

9. The company shall provide the details of all the immovable property (other than properties where the Company is the lessee and the lease agreements are duly executed in favour of the lessee) whose title deeds are not held and where such immovable property is jointly held with others, details are required to be given to the extent of the company’s share.

10. In cases where revaluation has been done in the case of Property Plant and Equipment, the company shall disclose if the valuation was done by a registered valuer.


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11. Disclosures to be made where Loans or Advances in the nature of loans are granted to promoters, directors, KMPs and related parties (loans given to promoters as a % of total loans)

12. For Capital-work-in progress, an ageing schedule shall be given

13. For Intangible assets under development, an ageing schedule to be given.

14. Disclosure of any proceedings initiated or pending against the company for holding any Benami property under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition)Act, 1988 to be made.

15. Where a company is a declared wilful defaulter by any bank or financial institution or other lender, details to be given.

16. Disclosure of any transactions with companies struck off

17. Where any charges or satisfaction yet to be registered with Registrar of Companies beyond the statutory period, details and reasons thereof shall be disclosed.

18. Following Ratios to be disclosed:

(a) Current Ratio,(b)Debt-Equity Ratio,(c)Debt Service Coverage Ratio, (d) Return on Equity Ratio,(e) Inventory turnover ratio,(f)Trade Receivables turnover ratio, (g) Trade payables turnover ratio, (h) Net capital turnover ratio, (i) Net profit ratio, (j)Return on Capital employed, (k) Return on investment
(xv) Disclosure of Utilisation of Borrowed funds and share premium to be given
An explanation is required if there’s a change of more than 25% as compared to the preceding financial year.

19. Further disclosures shall be made where the company has received funds from any persons or entities including foreign entities to further lend or invest or provide any guarantee, security to third parties.

20. Where a scheme of arrangement has been approved, disclosure shall be made of the effect of the same on the books of accounts and any deviation from the accounting standards for the same.

MCA Allows companies to hold Extraordinary General Meetings through VC or OAVM complemented with e-Voting facility

MCA Allows companies to hold Extraordinary General Meetings through VC or OAVM complemented with e-Voting facility/simplified voting through registered emails without requiring the shareholders to physically assemble at a common venue till June 30, 2020.

1. MCA allows listed companies or companies with 1,000 shareholders or more which are required to provide an e-voting facility under the Companies Act, 2013 to conduct EGM through VC/ OAVM and e-Voting.

2. For other companies, a highly simplified mechanism for voting through registered emails has been put in place for easy compliance.

3. The facility for the appointment of proxies has been dispensed with, while representatives of bodies corporate will continue to get appointed for participation in such meetings.

4. Further, all resolutions passed through this framework will be required to file with the RoC within 60 days, so that such resolutions may be viewed publicly.

The Ministry’s circular dated 08 April 2020 is available at http://www.mca.gov.in/Ministry/pdf/Circular14_08042020.pdf

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