Annual Filing for LLP (Form 8 & Form 11) due dates

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This is with reference to Annual filing of LLP (Form 8 and 11) for the financial year-end 31st March, 2013 with Registrar of Companies.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued general notice for filing Form-8 (Statement of Account & Solvency) for the Financial Year ended 31-03-12 last year which is as follows:

Notice for filing Form-8 (Statement of Account & Solvency) for the Financial Year ended 31-03-2012

LLPs registered up to 30-September-2011 — have to mandatorily close their financial year as on 31-03-2012 and file Form-8 by 30th October-2012.

LLPs registered from 01-10-2011 to 31-03-2012 — have option either to close financial year as on 31-03-2012 or 31-03-2013 and to file both Form-8 & 11 accordingly.

Due date of filing form 8 is 30th October for each year.

Note:  If LLP fails to file Form-8 within prescribed time, an additional fees of Rs. 100/- is payable per day till date of filing.


More about Form 8 & Form 11.

What is Form 8 ?

It is the declaration given by all Designated Partners of LLP that whether they are  able to pay its debts in full as they become due in the normal course of business or not. LLP firm shall be required to prepare Statement of Accounts and Solvency which shall be filed by all designated partners within 30 days along with prescribed fees, from the end of six months of the financial year to which statement of accounts relate with Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Contents of Form 8

Part A- Statement of Solvency

Part B  – Statement of Accounts, Statement of Income and Expenditure

Attachments – Disclosure under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act,2006.

Form 8 is to be by signed digitally by two Designated partners and  certified by Chartered Accountant(in Whole time practice)/ Company Secretary(in Whole time practice)/  Cost Accountant (in Whole time practice).

According to Section 34 of Limited Liability Act, 2008 read with LLP rules, every LLP shall file Statement of Accounts and solvency under e-form 8 with prescribed fee within a period of thirty days from the end of six months of the financial year to which such statement relates.


What is Form 11 ?

Form 11 is Annual Return containing number of partners, total contribution received by all partners, details of partners, details of body corporate as partners, summary of partners.

Every LLP shall file Annual Return within sixty days from the closure of the financial year  along with prescribed fees.

Due date of filing Form 11 is 30th May for each year.

Note : If LLP fails to file Form-11 within prescribed time, the designated partners shall be liable to be punishable with fine which shall not be less than Rs. 25000 but which may extend to five lakh rupees.

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481 thoughts on “Annual Filing for LLP (Form 8 & Form 11) due dates

  1. If LLP incorporate on 3rd Jan 2018 then we can file IT return for 15 months from Jan-18 to Mar-19 ?

    • Please refer LLP Act 2008, Section 2(l) of Act, financial year in relation to LLP means the period from 1st day of April of a year to the 31st day of March of the following year provided that in the case of LLP incorporated after the 30th day of September of a year, the financial year may end on the 31st day of March of the year next following that year.




    • As per my view if LLP has filed form 24 for striking off , it is not required to file form 11 and 8.
      I think that is why you have got error. But for safer side you can raise compliant on MCA portal and your problem will be resolved.

  3. I have incorporated my LLP on 27.10.2011 and changed the name of LLP on 12.03.2014.

    I’m not sure whether I’ve filed Form 11 & Form 8 before 12.03.2014.

    As there is a change in name w.e.f 12.03.2014, is it still necessary to file form 11 & 8 for the FY 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14.

  4. I have incorporated my LLP on 11th October 2017. Do I have to fill Form 8 & Form 11 by 31st May 2018?

    • In case LLP has been incorporated on or after 1st October of financial year, then LLP can close its first financial year either on the coming or next 31st March i.e. LLP files its first financial year details for 18 months.

  5. Is it compulsory that CS must be appointed by LLP firm to file its ROC returns like Form 11 & 8, etc.?

  6. Dear Madam ,

    I have a query that is there any limit on contribution regarding capital.

  7. We had incorporated a LLP on 28th February, 2018, what are the filings which have to be done on MCA as applicable to such LLP in the FY 17-8 and FY 18-19.

    Thanking you

    • In case LLP has been incorporated on or after 1st October of financial year, then LLP can close its first financial year either on the coming or next 31st March i.e. LLP files its first financial year details for 18 months.

  8. hello mam,
    thanks for your valuable advises,
    my LLP was incorporated in 1 january 2017, and the form 8 and 11 was filled in jan 2018 causing lots of additional fees.
    although i have deposited the same , now i came to know that i had the option to file these forms consolidated for 15 months,

    as the fees has been paid now, is there any process so that i can get it refund.

  9. Hi Madam,

    1. LLP was incorporated on 18.10.2016 in this
    case of Form 11 start date of financial year
    should be from 18.10.2016 to 31.03.2018 or
    01.04.2017. to 31.03.2018.
    2. in form 8 Financial Statement separate attached both year or single from 18.10.2016 to 31.03.2018

  10. My Firm incorporation 09/03/2017 but i have no filed Form 8 & Form 11 till date. but as per income tax Income Tax return filed 09/03/2017 to 31/03/2017 today 31/03/2018

    So form 8 & 11 file April 2018 without penality or not.

    Please gide me its urgent.

  11. Hi can you give me format of Statement of Accounts for closure of LLP. LLP formed with capital contribution of 5 lakhs but till date each partner had contributed only Rs. 25000 each.

  12. Hi Meenal,

    our llp was incorporated in november 2014 and no business carried out till date. so for which financial years we need to do the annual filing


  13. Can we file a revised Form 8? Our LLP had to revise our Income tax return. Should the previously filed Form 8 be revised now? I

  14. Respected Madam,

    A LLP was incorporated on 08 nov. 2016 .

    The form 11 has been filed nut form 8 is not yet filed.

    Later on we came to know that we have option to file it in 2018 as well.


  15. Hi Mam,

    My LLP incorporated in 28 April 2017.
    I need to file form 8 and 11 in 2017 right

  16. Dear Ma’am

    My LLP incorporated in 13/08/2017

    So the due date for filling of LLP forms are as per:

    Form 8 – 30/10/2018
    Form 11 – 30/05/2018

    Is it right??

  17. Hello Mam, I have filed form 11 and 8 within the due date. however I have received a reminder mail from the MCA that penalty will be applicable if not filed within date. Can you please let me know how i can re confirm my submission of the forms?? I have uploaded the forms and paid the fees as well. Please help to confirm that forms are filed

  18. Dear Minal,
    An LLP had two designated partners, One of them dies in the month of April 2017. A new partner is appointed. Now while filing form 11 for the year 2017 , details of the deceased partner should contain companies as on 31st March17 or as of today as pre-filled in the form?. If some DIR 12 are remaining to be filed in respect of the deceased, then what would be the position? Thanks

  19. good day madam,

    My LLP was incorporated on 5th Oct 2017 with the help of an outsourced company. I am trying to fle the annual form 11 since last two months.
    After verifying and prescrutiny and attaching the DSC of both the partners, the message shows there is no errors. But while uploading on MCA portal it says” DSC needs to be attached” .

    I also checked the “View Signatory details “on the MCA portal and it says that one of the Partner’s DSC is not registered.
    Madam can this be the cause why I am not able to upload form 11 ? .
    Please suggest what can be done.


  20. I filled Form-8 and 11 last year. But, now while filing form-8, system is asking to file form-3, which consultant did not file at time of incorporation. penalty is approx 1 LAC.

    pls suggest something if anyone have solution.

    • Partners have to file form 3 before filing form 8 and 11. MCA site recently posted this notification ” Stakeholders are advised to ensure that Form 3 (Information with regard to Limited Liability Partnership agreement and changes, if any, made therein) has been mandatorily filed for initial agreement before filing of Form 8 (Statement of Account & Solvency) and Form 11 (Annual Return of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).”

  21. Dear Mam,
    I am trying to upload Form 11 from last 15 days on MCA site but while uploading it the error occurs “Please attach the DSC of Designated Partner”. Although there is No Pre-scrutiny error in form. Please help Mam.

  22. WhIch capital is to filled in form 11 and form 8 fixed or fluctuating.

  23. Dear Meenal,

    Thanks for providing the informative idea about LLP, My LLP registered in Sep 2016, and i have allied form 11 before 31st May 2017, after online filling is any document need to send to ROC manually or by post.

    please advice

  24. list of companies and llp which partner is director or partner in form 11 detail is upto 31-3 or as on date of form

  25. What would be the charge to file form 8 and 11? Please confirm.

  26. we got our llp regsitered on 22-03-2016 and we have file the form 8 and form 11 , i am being told by by one of ca company that i need to pay 18550 fine for form 8 and 69650 for form 11 , Please help me here

    • Please refer this link –
      FAQ of LLP Annual filing – It is clearly specified that in case LLP has been incorporated on or after 1st October of financial year, then LLP can close its first financial year either on the coming or next 31st March i.e. LLP files its first financial year details for 18 months.
      In your case,since your LLP is incorporated on 22.03.2016, then you have option to file return either for Financial yead end 31.03.02016 or 31.03.2017.

      • Ma’am, When I run prescrutiny on form 11, its displaying an error digital sign doesn’t match the DPIN, however that is the right DSC for the right DPIN. Please suggest solution. Thanks

        • DSC of Partner might be renewed and hence it will different than the DSC which is already registered on MCA portal. Please update the new DSC on MCA and then attach to Form 11 and file it

      • hi mam, I am following your blog and its very helpful..i have registered my llp in Nov can I file Form 8 and Form 11 after 18 month that is during 2018…is it mandatory to file form 8 this may 30th or nxt year since if we delay the penalty from MCA is quite high…looking to hear from you at the earliest


  28. Hi Meenal, Thanks for your help with all the info here!

    My LLP was incorporated 01-10-2015 and haven’t done any business so far. My previous compliance guy from a consulting company told me filings are not necessary till March 2017. But now I got a new guy and he estimates my penalties for Form 8 as 68,000RS/- and Form 11 as 28000RS/-

    I feel like I’m being given wrong info as your post here gives the same info as my first guy’s info. Can you please let me know if the penalties apply in my case?


  29. Madam,

    In case if we have not startted the business, still we have file form 11 and form 8.

    but form 11, DP can digitally sign and not required to certify by any professional if turnover and capital is below the prescribed limit. Hope my understanding is right

    Secondly, for form 8, eventhough transaction amount and capital amount i s below the limit, it needs to be additonal ceriftied by profiessional practicing member.
    Hope my understanding is right. Please correct it.

    • Yes compliance of filing form 11 and form 8 is mandatory though LLP is not running business after incorporation. Form 11 is to be signed by two directors only.
      Form 8 is to be signed by two directors and CS professional.

  30. Hi,
    My llp formed in jan 2015.I filed form 11 for year 2014-15 but not form 8.What should i do now?I did do any business till 3 months from formation of company.

  31. Hello Sir/Mam
    A Private Company converted into LLP and it got the status of LLP on 24/10/2016. So When we are trying to upload the AOC-4. The status representing that the Company has converted into LLP. Please clarify Whether We have to file LLP-8 or LLP-11 for in order to complete the Annual Compliance. But What about the penalty . Whether the System calculate penalty from the due dates of these above forms.

  32. Hi maa’am,
    I need to close my llp as the same is inoperative since inception & no business being carried, I filed Form 11 on time & then decided to close the llp as per prescribed manner.
    My question is do i have to file form 8 (annual return) even if im winding up??

  33. Dear Mam,

    Is there any options for avoiding Additional fees in Form 3.

    Unfortunately It was omitted to file in 30 days time limit and now its Amounts to 1 Lakhs Rupees.

  34. Hi Ms. Meenal,

    First of all thanks a lot for such a informative blog as you created…!!!


    We have registered a LLP in the year 2012 but not filed any form towards annual filing. Now, our query is there were only two partners in the said LLP out of which one of the partner is no more and his DSC also not available/updated so what can be the possibilities to get these compliance’s done without DSC of deceased partner as you aware DSC’s of both the partner are must for filing of the Form 8 & 11.

    Please advise on moving ahead.

    Your prompt reply is anticipated.

    Thanks a lot once again.

  35. my llp was incorporated on 19.12.2013 we have filed the Form 11 & 8 for FY 2015-16 now do we need to file Form 11 & 8 for Fy 2013-14 & 2014-15 separately or can we merge the accounts of FY 13-14 for 4 month with 2014-15 and what is the penalty in any case

  36. Hello Ma’am, We incorporated a LLP in Dec 2012. Our CA expired while finalizing final steps of agreement and bank a/c etc. We never knew about annual filings for LLP, and have not filed any return till date. Company has done no business till date and need to close down the LLP. How much would the fine turn out to file for closure? Is there a way to file for exemption or waiver or discount for this amount?

    • LLP once formed, need to comply with regards to annual filing balance sheet, annual return. There is no provision to minimize the additional fees. So long as you delay the penalty will increase. So my advise to you is to comply asap.

  37. I have Converted Pvt. Company into LLP on 17.08.2016.

    Now how can i proceed with annual Filing for FY ended 31.03.2016.

    Can i File the same in Form 8 & Form 11?

    or if anything else pls guide

  38. one of the pvt ltd company has been converted to LLP on 28.03.2016.What are the forms required to be filed for annual filing?and what is the due date for it?Kindly reply its urgent.

  39. Is there any prerequisite for CA to certified, getting error that ——-is not a valid membership/certificate of practice number.

    He is my friend and completed and his registered associate year is 2015

  40. Ma’am

    Our LLP was incorporated on 13.08.2015. So what will be due date of filing Form 8 and Form11.

    • Form 8- 30.10.16 and form 11 30.05.16

    • Dear Meenal,

      I have got my organisation incorporated on 2nd October 2012 with a capital of Rs. One lakh. I have spent sufficient money on setting up the organisation like furniture, staff, websites like wise and left with Rs.50000.
      I have not submitted any forms nor filed any IT Returns as there was no incomes and just expenses.

      Now my Chartered Accountant says I will have to pay around 2 lacs considering the penalty of 100 and 200 respectively for form 11 and Form 8.

      He also checked with the Company Secretary stating when an LLP is a limited Liability company how can the liability go beyond the capital of the company and the Company Secretary did not have any answer and just laughed.

      I would seek your professional help in minimising the penalty and recourse I have given that I do not have any income from my company yet. Would be willing to pay your professional fees to file both Form 11 and Form 8 and IT Returns.



  41. Hi Meenal

    I have a issue in filling form 11 as my partner is not in good terms with me and i am running this business and i am planing to register a new LLP and resign from the old one, so kindly suggest do i need to file form 11 what is the consequences if the form 11 is not filed and can i resign without filing form 11 Kindly assist.

    • Compliance shall be made by every LLP. You can resign but it can be possible when there are two partners to accept your resignation. Form will not be accepted if number of partners falls below minimum requirement of two.

  42. when we prescrutiny form errer arrires membership number not valid

  43. Hi. An LLP was incorporated on January 21, 2016. As per the Act, LLP incorporated after September can file returns in the next year. But the Books of Accounts of this LLP was closed in March 31, 2016.
    So are we required to file the Annual Compliance this year or the next year?

  44. if a private company converted into llp on 10/03/2016 .so is there any need to file any documents or eforms for the f.y. 2015-2016?

    • Form 11 On or before 30th May and Form 8 on or before 30th October,.

      • Dear mam,
        In formation of LLP in which 6 Indian and 5 NRI is partner ,
        2 Designated partner will be Indian ..

        my query is
        (1) Is consent sheet is Required only for Designated partner or By All ?
        (2) Is Subscriber and consent sheet need to be Apostle by NRI ?
        (3) On Deed , Can All the partner Sign on Last Page Only ?

        (4) Is NRI ‘s Pan Number also required for LLP
        (5) After Incorporation of LLP , Can Nri contribute from there NRO Account or
        Is there is any other Compliance need to be fulfill for receiving contribution from NRI?


        • Consent sheet and subscriber sheet is to be signed by all designated partners.
          In case of NRI, documents required for registration shall be notarised. I think PAN of NRI is mandatory. NRI can contribute from NRO account.

  45. is there any prescribed format for preparation of Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss.
    Further what is procedure to appoint the CA and filling of Form for appointment of CA.

    • Please refer format for preparation of Balance sheet – Part I of Schedule III and Profit and Loss account – Part II of Schedule III.
      Refer Section 139 (Chapter X) of Companies Act 2013 for appointment of auditor.

  46. LLP Form 11 required Rs.7150 fees as on 09/08/2016 as normal fees 50 and additional fees 7100. Is there any weaver (as per above your answer 1 month Waver) ….please guide me

    • LLP needs to pay additional fees and normal fees which you have seen on MCA site if there is delay in filing of form 11 LLP.

    • As the due date for filling of form 11 was extended upto 30th june 2016 so ason 09/08/2016 the delay is (31+9)= 40 days so there will be addition fee of Rs. 4000/- only.

      • If you could have file LLP form 11 before 30.06.2016 you could get the benefit of waiver of additional fees. If you have still not file Form 11 then it is not possible that you will get the benefit. you will have to pay the additional fees as on today.

  47. Dear Sir / Madam,

    Good Evening,

    I got registered the LLP in January 2016. Business is null this year. I have not opened the Bank Account yet. even is also not applied.
    Do I need to file the Returns with ROC. If yes, what is the latest date for return fillings.

    with Regards,
    Rohtash Singh

  48. Dear meenal ,

    we have formed llp in the year 2014 but we have not started business with this llp and also we have not opened bank account with this LLp name still i have to file the annual forms? and supposed fine? is there any simple way out? pls suggest?

  49. Hi,
    Our LLP is Incorporated on 21st March 2016 please Advice me which return i should submit and what will be due dates.

  50. A Private company getting converted to LLP after 31.03.2016. do i need to file AOC-4 and MGT-7 for F.Y 2015-16?


    can i proceed towards conversion of Private company to LLP and attach the financials as on 31.03.2016 in LLP Form 18 along with statement of assets and liabilities.


  52. Is there any prescribed format regarding:
    Attachment 1: Details of LLP and/or company in which partner/ designated partner is a director/ partner

  53. Madam,
    Our LLP was incorporated on 19.12.2014, kindly give us the detail of filing of form-8 & form-11. We have not filed any Annual Form (F-8 & 11) since incorporation.
    My query is can we file the form for 31.03.2016?

    Thank you.

  54. Thanks for the blog ma’am. Its very informative.

    I just have one question.

    Do we need to sign form 11 by both Designated Partners?
    If ‘no’ then why am i getting an error stating “Please attach DSC for Designated Partner”. Even though i have signed it with signature of one DP.

  55. Dear Meenal,

    I am trying to fill out the LLP Form 11.
    In the attachments section, it asks for the details of LLP and/ or company in which partner/designated partner are a director/partner. Our partner/designated partner doesn’t work for any other LLP/ a Company as director/partner apart from our LLP. Do we still need furnish their details in the attachment with our LLP details? And also could you please know us what other attachments are required?

    And finally we are also facing an issue with DSC in the LLP form 11. when we click on the Signature box in the e form, it does not work or doesn’t popup the signatures option. Do you have any idea on how to fix this issue.

    I really appreciate your response.

    • 1. If the existing partners are not director of company then you will have to fill up “0” in the column of number of partners so that form 11 will not ask for list of directors to attach to the form.
      2. please check you have pre requisite software laid down by MCA. If yes and still error persists, then raise ticket online and send screen shot of error.
      or download fresh 11 form and fill up again.

  56. Hi Maam

    we formed a LLP in the year 2014 with sum total of 12000 and 2 designated partners. Now while filling the FORM 11 we are getting struck in Point number 8(d)
    Total Contribution recieved by all the partners (in Rs)______________ .
    What amount we should put here keeping the facts that LLP is defunct for last 2 years and did not carry out any business
    Also contribution made by designated partners is NIL for last year.

  57. mam our llp was incorporated in january 2015 please kindly give us the detail for filing form 8 & form 11

  58. Dear Meenal.

    Our LLP was registered on 29-Feb-16.
    I have noted the foll. due dates for filing returns etc.. without incurring any penalty.

    1) Due date for filing of Form 11: 30-May-17
    2) Due date for filing of Form 8: 30-Oct-17
    3) Due date for filing of IT returns: 30-Jul-16

    So are all of the due dates correct?

    Thanks in advance.

  59. Dear Mam,

    Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge with us.

    Your articles are awesome.

    Please tell me that after incorporation of LLP, when it need to close its first financial year.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Swati Jain

  60. We register company under LLP in april 2013 till today we havnt filed any form 11 or form 8 how much penalty we have to pay if we wanted to file form 11 and form 8? kindly advise.

  61. Can we pay dues penalty by using Credit card?

  62. I am running an llp, with a turnover of around 20 lakhs..I am an engineer and want to add a salary of around 35k per month for I have left my job for buisiness. My partner is non working partner. Can I get a salary like an employee being an engineer- even if the company makes no profit?

  63. We have formed a LLP on 12.02.2014, till date no transaction in the LLP, annual filing is also pending. We want to close LLP. Do we have to complete Annual filloing for March 2015? or is there any way by which we can close the LLP without doing annual filing?

    • Unfortunately, before closing LLP, you will have to pay normal fees and additional fees.

      • Hi Meenal,

        WE have formed an LLP on August – 2012, till date we have not file annual return with Roc.
        The company stayed under exemption rule and just operate for 6 months. its not operated since.
        my question is if we want to dissolve and close the llp, are we liable to pay any penalty.
        If no great! If yes, then which ones and how much, also any other alternative to it… thanks in advance

        • Before closing LLP, it has to do all required annual compliance such as filing of Form 11 and form 8 for pending years. The penalty will be Rs. 100 per day till the default continues. You can check fees on MCA portal , please specify form, amount of capital contribution and date of event, it will show normal and additional fees.

    • Dear Madam,

      We Preston projects -LLP Incorporated on 01/02/2015.But we are not filed Form 11 and form -8 for Financial year 2014-15. we closed accounts F.Y 2014-15. Unfortunately we have no idea closed Accounts F.Y 2014-15. what is the due date of our LLP for filing FORM -11 and Form 8.

      Thanks in advance,


  64. Company register in September 2013 till date not file roc return.. What will be the fine amount

  65. My company was registered on 24th Dec 2014. Can we submit the From 8 & Form11 in Mar 2016 or are we liable for penalty?

  66. Dear Mam,

    I have a query the a private company made an application for conversion itself into a LLP before 31.03.15 and the ROC issued a Certificate of Conversion on 11.05.15 that Company has converted in to LLP. Now for annual Filing whether Annual Filling will be done with Status of Company as before 31.03.15 it was having status of Company or the Annual Filing should be done with status of LLP.


  67. Kindly intimate whether penalty of Rs. 100/- is payable separately for each form no. 11 and form no. 8. of a particular year and penalty is to be computed as i) Total Penalty = No. days delayed for form 11 x Rs. 100 per day + Do. of Days delayed for form no. 8 x Rs. 100 per day or ii) Total Penalty = No. of Days Delayed for single form only (form No. 11) X Rs. 100 per day. Kindly clarify how to calculate additional penalty payable by LLP u/s 69.

  68. Hi meenal,

    Is there any chances that ROC will waive or reduce penalty for non submittion of form 8 & 11 in near future?

  69. Dear All,

    I wanted to know that we have not filled Form 11 for LLP for FY 2014-15. Is there any way that Penalty Rs.100/- day can be waived off.


  70. Hi Ms Abhyankar,

    You are doing a wonderful job of information dissemination and spreading knowledge.

    My own query pertains to the following scenario:

    1) LLP incorporated on 26.08.13 with 50,000/- capitalization and 2 partners with 50% share each
    2) PAN and TAN nos. also taken
    3) No other statutory no. taken, nor any bank account obtained
    4) No transaction done in LLP till date and change in partnership till date
    5) NO filings have been done till date
    6) Basis discussions with CAs, following are the dues as on 26.11.15:
    6a) under Form 8 penal dues are 39,100 and 2,600 respectively for AY14-15 and AY15-16 plus 50/- per filing as RoC charges)
    6b) Under Form 11 penal dues are 30,000/- for both the AYs (plus 450/- per filing as RoC charges)

    Basis the above, following are the queries:

    1) Are any other statutory obligations due (for the TAN, etc.)
    2) How are charges under Form 11 calculated (It seems to be flat/capped)?
    3) As per one of your earlier responses, seems that Form 11 penal dues can be avoided by closing/winding the LLP? If true, what are the steps?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • TAN is required. Form 11 is to be filed on or before 30.05 every year and form 8 before 30.10 every year. The normal fees would depend upon the amount of LLP contribution. There will be Rs. 100 per day penalty till delay continues. Before closing LLP, pending annual filing is to be completed.

  71. mam we are filing form 11 for the LLP but while doing prescrutiny there is an error that an open form 4 exists for the LLP. How to solve the same problem

  72. Dear Mam,

    I have received a notice from the RoC regarding non filing of form 8 of LLP for 2 years and form 11 of LLP for 1 years. After receiving the notice I have filed form 8 for both the years and paid the additional fees on both the forms. Form 11 was already filed by me. Do I need to reply to the notice received as in the notice explanation is asked why prosecution u/s 34 & 35 should not be taken. If reply is to be given what should be the suitabe reply or what reason should be given for non-filing of forms?

    • If LLP has done pending compliance of annual filing, then you can reply that LLP has complied with regards to annual filing and no pending compliance is left. You can attach copy of LLP -8 and LLP-11 form along with receipts (i.e. challan) and visit ROC to get acknowledgment.

  73. Dear Madam,

    We have incorporated a LLP on 30-07-2012 and we have not filed any annual compliance forms till date. We have received a notice from ROC to file forms for 2 years. But our CA told that we will need to pay approx 2.5 lacs towards additional fees. So, madam can you please suggest, if there is any way to avoid such huge amount of additional fees?

  74. Hi,
    Our LLP was incorporated on 2.3.2012 , we have not filed any form and and form 11 for 2013,2014, but form 8 and 11 for 2015 have been filed.
    Is there any hope of waiver scheme being announced by MCA as for Companies. kindly suggest should we wait for any such scheme.

  75. Form8 upload is not working. The error message is that my auditor’s CA’s membership number does not exist. The MCA site has a setup for Professionals to register their DSC. This however is not working at the stage of select Signature.

    Has the MCA made it mandatory for all CA/Auditors to register their DSC now?

    • Every professional (CA/CS/CWA) is required to register his/ her DSC on MCA portal because he/she is certifying the e-form while attaching his/her DSC to particular forms. Usually we do’t face any problem for uploading forms on MCA portal if DSC is registered on MCA portal. Now, eventhough it is registered as professional, you may face pre scrutiny error that ” DSC with such…membership number is not registered on MCA” . I think this is the technical problem or issue of site. In that case you can raise ticket and problem can be solved within 3-4 days. So first of all check whether your DSC is registered i.e. roll check on MCA portal . If yes, and there is problem, kindly raise ticket and send screen shot of error and form to which DSC is attached to MCA helpdesk.

  76. Hello Mam,
    You have shared a very nicely written and informative information above. Appreciate your efforts towards profession.
    Stay Blessed..

    Best Regards

  77. Madam,
    We have incorporated our LLP on June-2015.
    1. Our contribution / income doesn’t exceed 25L/40L , so no need to appoint auditor for our LLP.
    2. Regarding filing annual return , we have to close financial year by Mar-2016 and file Form-8 by Oct-2016. Please correct me if i am wrong.

    Assume our total contribution on LLP is 10K.
    3. Is it means that our expenses has to be within this amount?
    4. Is it mandatory to have bank account for our LLP?
    5. Expenses (ex. salary for our employee) on our LLP should be through this bank account?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • 1. No need to appoint auditor but balance sheet, profit / loss account shall be prepared by CA.
      2. Yes you can close first FY on Mar 2016.
      3. bank account must be in name of LLP
      4. expenses shall be made through bank account.

  78. Dear Madam,
    we incorporated the llp in Aug2012 and since then we could not start any business operations.In may 2015 we started some business operations.we have not filled any form since incorporaton. Do we need to file form 8 & 11 for three financial years i.e. since incorporation or we can file the form 24 to defunct the llp.

  79. Madam,

    Only Fixed Capital contribution of 1 lacs is mentioned by my CA in form 11. While filing form 8 , how we will show current capital in balance sheet of form 8.

  80. We filed Form-11 on time. But recently we noticed that our CS mentioned capital contribution in point no. 8(d). as 15,00,000/- even when no capital was introduced during the year by partners. Now, we want to correct the same before finalisation of accounts. Is there any way to correct the same? Please help.

  81. Dear Mam,

    We are in the process of conversion of a private company into an LLP in the middle of the year. Kindly clarify whether the annual filing is required to be done for both the entities? Whether there would be any cut off date for annual filing?

  82. 1. if the LLP is not covered under MSME Act what attachment it has to put in form 8, also if any format is available for declaring that they dont come under MSME

    2. also is Profit and Loss and Balance sheet required to be attched with form 8


  83. if a pvt co. is converted into llp on 19/02/2015 then is it necessary to file form 11 for the F Y 2014-2015 please reply asap

  84. I have converted two public companies into LLP. The incorporation date of LLP’s is 13.08.2015.

    Am I supposed to file annual return?

    If so, Is it under Companies act or LLp Act?

    Please provide us brief explanation on the above matter at the earliest possible

  85. Dear Madam,

    Is it mandatory to file Form 4 on incorporation of LLP?

  86. I have incorporated an llp in 25.10.2011 but now want to close it.
    Do i need to pay the penalities in case I have not filed the form 8 and form11.

    Is there any provision for lates fees waiver.

    Can I file the return for 31.03.2015 without filing previous year return.

  87. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    My LLP Incorporated on 22/11/2013. For Filing Form 11 & Form 8 i guess the due date will be 30/05/2015 & 30/10/2015 respectively.
    with 18moths grace period.

    My query is in form – 8. while preparing Form-8, whether we have to prepare BS & PL from 22/11/2013 to 31/03/2015 or (FY 13-14 & 14-15) Kindly help me.

  88. Hi Mam, I registered my LLP in December 2013. Can you tell me when do i need to file returns (form 8 & 11) with mca and with income tax ?

  89. Ma’am, can you please tell me if there is any link to find the penalty status or the fine to be filled for not filing any form for LLP. And do we get any notification or letter or mail from the roc or MCA when we are approaching the deadline for filling the form 8 and 11. Since i haven’t got anything of that sort and it is showing no charges when i checked the masterdata of the LLP on the site! Please guide. Thankyou

  90. Me and my partner incorporated a company on 11th feb, 2014. But because of some issues we couldn’t start with the business, there was no business at all. The only thing which we did during incorporation was got the DIN no for both of us, and incorporated the company. And then no PAN, no TIN, no bank account nothing. Even we didn’t collect the incorporation documents from our CA as we were out of town and there were some prevailing issues. There was no contact from our CA as well. We just received the incorporation certificate through email. no further details or even any mail regarding the filings from MCA. Since then we have not filed any of the eform. since now i was looking for the procedure to shut down the LLP i happened to come across this article of yours. and after reading this i am quite worried now. do i need to pay any penalty?? Plz help me way out of this. Thank you

    • If you have not closed financial year end on 31.03.2014, then you will have to close it on 31.03.2015 and then file form 11 and 8 for 2015. Then there won’t be huge amount to be paid for form 11. you can submit form 8 on or before 30.10.2015.

  91. Dear Madam,
    What are the section nos. we need to input in Form-11 Point No.13 (i) & (ii), for late filing penalty @ Rs.100/- per day.

    Is there also penalty on the designated partners @ Rs.25k minimum in addition to the above per day penalty, and is it per partner ?

    • There is no need to specify penalty in Point No. 13(i) and (ii), because while uploading form 11 you will come to know the amount of penalty. It is applicable for the form itself and it is not per partner.

  92. Madam
    we have set up a llp….now we want to close it down ..whats the appropriate procedure of closure of llp so that we dont have to file form 8 and form 11 for financial year 2015-16…is there any time limit for closure

  93. We formed a LLP on 17th Jan 2012, but till date we have filed any forms. We have received notice from ROC for non filing of form 11 & form 8.

    We haven’t carried out any business and the LLP is completely inactive. We are also financially not strong enough to pay the penalty.

    Please suggest what can be done.


  94. Mam, I have a query. there is a LLP which has nt yet filed form 11 and one of the partners of the llp wants to resign. And a new partner is to be admitted with effect from a current date, so can I affix his DSC on Form 11 to be filed for 31.03.2015 by giving details of old partners in the form

    • If old partner is already resigned then you can use old partner’s signature on form 11 currently.

      • Hello Mennal ma’am,
        I’ve a query, We formed LLP in may 2011, Later in next year we did not file form 11(till 31 may 2012) then I resigned on 20th July and the same was communicated to registar within 30 days, at the same time we filled form 3, 4 regarding changes in LLP, Later we also modified agreement between remaining two partners. Then they didn’t file Form 8 as till 30 Oct 2012, rather they didn’t file anything for next financial years. Now they’ve got huge penalty and asking me to pay 1/3 of said amount. I just want to know whether i’m liable to pay when i’m no more partner of LLP?

  95. Dear Ma’am

    We have started an LLP in Aug’10. There was little business in the beginning and stopped its operations within that financial year. We have filed Form 8 & Form 11 within due date for F.Y 2010-11. There was no operation subsequently and we have not filed Form 8 & 11 for any of the subsequent years. The filing fee along with additional fee for Form 8 & 11 for all the subsequent years amounts to around Rs. 4 lakhs. The capital contribution of LLP was only 20,000/-. We have heard that there is a procedure to file an affidavit with minimal fee to avoid the penalty since the LLP is due to closure. Is this true? Or should we have to pay the penalty amount before closing the LLP? Advise us if there are any other remedies to avoid the penalty



  96. Hi,

    We had started an LLP in September 2013, and haven’t done any business till date. However, we forgot to file both form8 and form11 for financial year 2013-2014. Now we are attracting a heavy fine and have received a notice from the ROC.

    Is there any way through which we can get the fine waived or reduced?


  97. Dear Meenal,

    Thank you for such an informative article. My LLP was incorporated in Nov 2011, but I have not filed any form 8 or 11 till date. I have not done any business activities in the LLP as I could not find any opportunity. Now I want to close the LLP. I am financially broke at the moment and the penalty can easily be in lakhs.
    Is it possible to close the LLP without filing form 8 and 11 when the LLP has not done any business? Thanks.

    • I think you need to file form 8 and 11 before closing. Please take advise from Registrar whether you can close it without filing form 8 and 11. Because as per my knowledge, the ROC may ask you to pay penalty and then apply for closing.

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