Late Lodgement Fee for the Late Filing of Annual Return (AR)

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnCompanies are required to file their ARs under s197 of the Companies Act (CA). Those who file AR late have to pay a late filing penalty.

Requirements

Type of Breach

Type of Penalty

Imposed against

Penalty

Section 197

The AR is lodged late

Late lodgement fee for the late filing of AR

Company

$300

(Second Schedule of Companies Act) (Fees and Late Lodgement Penalties Regulations 2015)

 

Example

ABC Company Private Limited’s Financial Year End (FYE) is 31 Dec 2019. It has held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29 Jun 2020 and lodged its AR on 20 Aug 2020. The company has breached section 197 of the CA. The penalty imposed is as follows:    

Requirements

Due Date

AR Lodgement Date

Penalty

Section 197

31 Jul 2020 (FYE + 7 months)

Bài hát vua trực tuyến20 Aug 2020

$300

Applicable for FYE on or after 31 Aug 2018

Composition Sum

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnACRA may offer composition to companies and/or directors that breach statutory obligations in lieu of prosecution. The composition sums are as follows: 

Requirements

Type of Breach

Type of Penalty

Penalty

Section 175

The AGM is held late

Composition

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnA minimum composition sum of $500

Section 197

The AR is lodged late

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnComposition

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnA minimum composition sum of $500

 

Example

XYZ Company Private Limited’s FYE is 31 Dec 2019.  It has held its AGM on 1 Aug 2020 and lodged its AR on 30 Aug 2020. The company has breached section 175 of the CA and section 197 of the CA. ACRA may offer composition as follows:    

Requirements

Due Date

AGM Date/Lodgement Date

Penalty

Section 175

Bài hát vua trực tuyến30 Jun 2020 (FYE + 6 months)

1 Aug 2020

A minimum composition sum of $500

Section 197

Bài hát vua trực tuyến31 Jul 2020 (FYE + 7 months)

Bài hát vua trực tuyến30 Aug 2020

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnA minimum composition sum of $500

Applicable for FYE on or after 31 Aug 2018

Court Prosecution

ACRA may prosecute the companies and/or directors that breach statutory obligation in court if:-

1.      Companies and/or directors do not accept the offer of composition; or 

2.      when ACRA decides not to offer composition for the breaches.  

Bài hát vua trực tuyếnACRA may also not offer composition after a summons is issued. ACRA will serve the summons to the company’s registered office address and/or director’s residential address by registered post. The summons will state the date, time and which Court the director or the company’s representative has to appear before. In court, the director or the company’s representative can decide whether to plead guilty or claim trial to the charges. If the director and/or the company are convicted by the court, they may be fined up to a maximum of $5,000 per charge.

The director or company’s representative must attend court even if a representations has been made to ACRA. If the director fails to attend court, a warrant for his arrest will be issued by the court. If the company fails to send a representative (with a letter of authority) to attend court, the court may proceed to fix the matter for an ex parteBài hát vua trực tuyến hearing to decide whether the company is guilty of the charges.

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