Filing of DPT-3 for Private Companies

Applicable to Companies Registered until 31st March 2019

For all companies incorporated on or before 31st March 2019, it is mandatory to file a one-time return of deposits for making disclosure of outstanding money received by the company or Loan. The last date of filing the Form DPT-3 is 30 days from the day the Form is notified by MCA

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Filing of DPT-3 for Private Companies

Filing of DPT-3 for Private Companies

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 setindiabiz is capable and ready to work overtime to achieve full compliance of filing the DPT-3. Let's start now, without any further delay.

Filing of DPT-3 for Private Companies

Key Points of DPT-3 Filing (Return of Deposits)

Applicability of Companies for DPT-3

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

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

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

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is e-form DPT-3?

The form DPT-3 is the prescribed eform through which a company has to file Return of Deposits, declaring the outstanding amount or money received or loan taken by the company as on 31st March 2019.

What is the time limit for filing return of deposits in Form DPT-3?

Originally the due date of filing the Form DPT-3 was 22nd April 2019. However, MCA did not notify the New Form DPT-3 and came up with a general circular on 12th April 2019 stating that the due date of filing the Form DPT-3 for all private limited companies shall be 30 days from the date on which form DPT-3 is notified by MCA

Is there any government fee payable for filing the Form DPT-3?

Yes, the general fee as prescribed under the rules are also applicable for filing the form DPT-3 and the fee is based on the authorised capital of the company. Below is the list of the filing fee for the declaration for the certificate of commencement of business.

Sl. No Authorised Capital (INR) INR
1. Less than 1,00,000 200
2. 1,00,000 to 4,99,999 300
3. 5,00,000 to 24,99,999 400
4. 25,00,000 to 99,99,999 500
5. 1,00,00,000 or more 600

Can I file the Form DPT-3 even when I miss the due date?

Yes, you have the option of filing the form DPT-3 even if the due date is missed, however with an additional fee to be paid based on the delay of the number of days from the due date. Below table is for reference to calculate the additional fee.

Sl. No Delay Additional Fee as times of Normal filing fee
1. Delay up to 30 Days 2 Times
2. More than 30 days and up to 60 days 4 Times
3. More than 60 days and up to 90 days 6 Times
4. More than 90 days and up to 180 days 10 Times
5. More than 180 days 12 Times

Why do companies need to file Form DPT-3?

This is a legal requirement according to which every private company has to report in the form DPT-3 about the outstanding amount received or loan received by the company.

What are the documents required for filing the Form DPT-3?

To file form DPT-3 you need to attach a scanned copy of the certificate issued by the auditor of the company certifying the outstanding amount received or loan which is outstanding as on 31st March 2019.

What is the meaning of relatives under the companies act, 2013?

A relative under the Companies Act, 2013 is defined to mean and include the following persons

  1. Members of HUF
  2. Husband and Wife
  3. Father or step-father.
  4. Mother or step-mother.
  5. Son or step-son.
  6. Son’s wife.
  7. Daughter.
  8. Daughter’s husband.
  9. Brother or step-brother;
  10. Sister or step-sister.

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