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Commencement of Business

E form INC 20A

Obtain the Commencement of Business Certificate by filing Form INC 20A with ThinkBiz Filings at INR 1299/- only.

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What is Commencement of Business Certificate and form INC 20A?

All you need to know

The newly rolled out and most discussed among the corporate is Form INC 20A. Those Companies registered in India after the commencement of the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 and having share capital is required to obtain the commencement of business certificate before commencing any business or exercising any borrowing powers. One can say that the Ministry has reintroduced the concept of Commencement of Business Certificate via Form INC-20A on MCA.

Form INC 20 A(Commencement of Business Certificate):

Form 20A is a declaration that needs to be filed by the directors of the company at the time of the commencement of the business. It should be verified by a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Company Secretary (CS) or a Cost Accountant in practice.

Who should file form INC 20A?

On the 2nd of November, 2018 the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 was introduced, hence any company incorporated after this date will be required to file Form INC-20A. within 180 days from  the date of  incorporation of the company.

Government Fees for Form INC 20 A (Commencement of Business Certificate):
Nominal Share Capital
Applicable Fees in (Rs.)

Where share capital is less than 1,00,000


1,00,000 or above but not exceeding 4,99,999


5,00,000 or above but not exceeding 24,99,999


25,00,000 or above but not exceeding 99,99,999


1,00,00,000 or above


Form INC 20 A late filing fees (Commencement of Business Certificate):
Period of delay
late fees

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

12 times of normal fees

What are the Penalties for non filing of Form INC 20 A for Commencement of Business?
  • Company will be liable to pay Rs. 50,000 penalty for not filing the Form INC 20A
  • Every officer who is in default is liable to pay Rs. 1000/- per day of default upto a Maximum Rs. 1,00,000/-
  • Registrar may initiate action for the removal of the name of Company / Strike off company name

Consequences of non-filing of Form-INC-20A may create hindrance for companies to start their business and also while borrowing of money. The company would be liable to a Penalty for late filing the Form INC-20A if it exceeds 360 days of from the date of incorporation.

Suggested Read: Mandatory Compliance for Private Limited Company

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INC 20A Filing Fees

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  • Form 20A Filing for capital upto INR 1 Lakh
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  • Form 20A Filing for capital upto INR 25 Lakh
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  • Form 20A Filing for capital upto INR 50 Lakh

Benefits of filing Form 20A

Points to make your decision easy

Fund raising

On filing the E-Form INC-20A within 180 days, the company will then be eligible to exercise the borrowing powers. Non filing of which may stop the company from borrowing the money.

No penalties

If the company files the form INC-20A within 360 days, the company can be safeguarded from heavy penalties i.e Rs. 50,000 for company & for directors Rs.1000 per day of default up to a maximum of Rs.1 lakh.

Builds Credibility

All the informations relating to the company are made available in a public database. This feature makes it easy to authenticate the existence of the business that ultimately helps in improving business credibility.

Documents required for obtaining Commencement of Business Certificate

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  • Subscribers proof of payment for value of shares i.e. bank statement of Subscribers
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Digital Signature of Director
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  • All the companies incorporated on or after 02/11/2018 and having a share capital to file form 20A.
  • Declaration that all the subscribers to the MOA have remitted the total value of the shares agreed to be taken by them in the Companies Bank Account.
  • Commencement form INC 20A can be downloaded from MCA’s offcial website.
  • Company incorporated on or after 02/11/2018 should file the form within 180 days of incorporation.
  • Valid payment proof like NEFT / IMPS receipts need to be attached.
  • 1. Registrar may initiate action for the removal of the name of Company.
  • 2.Company cannot borrow money.
  • 3. Company cannot start business.
  • The other compliances of the company includes filing of form ADT 1, DIR kYC 3 etc. Yes, Ebizfiling provides Yearly Secretarial Compliance Services you may get in touch with our expert for more information.
  • Don’t worry!! Our expert will help you to choose the best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. Write to us at info@thinkbizfiling.com or call us @+91 970 456 1215
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