Key Insights into XBRL Filing Due Date for MCA Compliance


Understanding XBRL Filing Requirements by MCA

As companies prepare their financial reports, it’s essential to focus on the XBRL filing due date to ensure compliance with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) regulations. This comprehensive guide is designed to provide all the necessary information to manage your reporting obligations effectively.

Overview of XBRL in MCA Reporting

XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is a technology that facilitates the digital communication of financial data, widely adopted by the MCA for corporate reporting. Adhering to the XBRL filing due date is crucial for maintaining compliance with MCA guidelines.

Introduction to XBRL and Its Importance for MCA Reporting

XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) has become a mandatory format for nearly all corporate firms under the directives of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). This digital format provides a secure method for transmitting vital financial information to the government via specialized software. In this detailed blog post, we will unpack the XBRL filing process and highlight crucial due dates that every business should be aware of to maintain compliance with MCA standards.

What is XBRL?

XBRL is widely adopted in the corporate world as it standardizes the presentation of financial data, facilitating easier sharing and analysis. By using this encrypted format, companies can improve the accuracy and transparency of their financial reporting to the MCA.

Key Components of XBRL Filing with MCA

Financial Statements in XBRL Format

Companies are required to convert their key financial documents into XBRL format. This conversion process includes critical financial statements such as:

  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Other relevant financial disclosures

XBRL Taxonomies

Taxonomies in XBRL serve as predefined frameworks that outline the elements and relationships within financial statements. Think of XBRL taxonomies as a standardized dictionary used in financial reporting to ensure uniformity across various reports.

Instance Documents

Once financial statements are converted into XBRL format, they are encapsulated within instance documents. These documents are what companies actually submit to the MCA. They contain the detailed, structured financial data in a format that can be easily processed and analyzed by MCA’s systems.

For a detailed historical perspective on XBRL reporting in India, consider reading Journey of XBRL Reporting in India, which offers additional context and insights.

Key XBRL Filing Due Dates – MCA

Understanding and keeping track of the XBRL filing due dates is essential for timely compliance. We have developed a comprehensive calendar that captures all important statutory due dates for both Public and Private Limited Companies:

Major Annual and Event-Based XBRL Filing Deadlines

  • XBRL Annual Return Due Dates: Critical for all companies to prepare in advance.
  • Event-Based MCA Due Dates: Various deadlines that could affect your filing requirements throughout the financial year.
  • AOC-4 Due Dates: Specifically for filing financial statements under different categories.
  • AOC-4 (XBRL) for IND AS based Financial Statement Due Date: For companies operating under Indian Accounting Standards.
  • Form CRA-4 Due Date: Submission deadline for cost audit reports.
  • Form AOC-4 (NBFC) IND Due Date & Form AOC-4 CFS (NBFC) IND Due Date: For Non-Banking Financial Companies filing consolidated financial statements.

XBRL Filing Due Dates for FY 2023-24 – MCA 

Overview of Critical XBRL Filing Deadlines for Compliance

Ensuring compliance with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) involves adhering to specific XBRL filing due dates. Below is a comprehensive table detailing the due dates for various important E-forms that need to be filed in XBRL format for the financial year 2023-24.


Name of E-form Purpose of E-form General Due Date of Filing Specific Due Date for FY 2023-24
Form AOC-4 (XBRL) Filing of Annual Accounts in XBRL mode 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM 29 October 2024
(If AGM held on 30 September, 2024)
Form AOC-4 (XBRL) for IND AS Filing of Annual Accounts based on Indian Accounting Standards in XBRL mode 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM 29 October 2024
(If AGM held on 30 September, 2024)
Form CRA-4 Filing of Cost Audit Report 30 days from the receipt of Cost Audit Report 30 days from the receipt of Cost Audit Report
Form AOC-4 (NBFC) IND and Form AOC-4 CFS (NBFC) IND Filing of Annual Accounts for Non-Banking Financial Institutions based on Indian Accounting Standard 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM


Penalty Structure for XBRL Late Filings Fees (MCA)

NOTE: The additional fee for E-form AOC-4 (XBRL and Non-XBRL) and E-form MGT-7 after the due date is INR 100 per day, effective from 1st July 2018.

For Other Documents, Files & Forms Etc:

  • Up to 30 days: 2 times of normal fees
  • More than 30 days and up to 60 days: 4 times of normal fees
  • More than 60 days and up to 90 days: 6 times of normal fees
  • More than 90 days and up to 180 days: 10 times of normal fees
  • More than 180 days and up to 270 days: 12 times of normal fees

Engaging DataTracks to handle your AOC-4 XBRL work can help ease the stress of meeting filing deadlines without compromising on quality, and at competitive rates.

Why Choose DataTracks for MCA XBRL Reporting?

DataTracks offers unparalleled expertise and reliability when it comes to XBRL reporting, particularly for MCA filings. Here’s why:

With a proud history spanning 19 years, DataTracks has established itself as a leader in the field of regulatory reporting.

  • Global Presence: Operating in 26 countries, we understand the nuances of regulatory compliance across diverse jurisdictions.
  • Extensive Client Base: Over 28,000 clients have entrusted us with their reporting needs, a testament to our commitment to excellence.
  • Vast Volume: Having produced over 400,000 reports, we possess the experience and infrastructure to handle projects of any scale.

Unmatched Expertise:

Our team comprises seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge of XBRL standards and MCA regulations.

  • Specialized Focus: We specialize in XBRL reporting, dedicating our resources to mastering the intricacies of this niche.
  • Continuous Adaptation: With regulations constantly evolving, we stay ahead of the curve, ensuring our clients remain compliant at all times.

Reliable Partner:

DataTracks is more than just a service provider; we’re a trusted partner committed to your success.

  • Timely Delivery: We understand the importance of deadlines and prioritize timely delivery without compromising quality.
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