Thursday, 21 September 2017

Final Opportunity to file FCRA returns for FY 2010-11 to 2014-15

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide notice dated 19th May, 2017 had instructed 18,523 associations to file their returns for Financial year 2010-11 to 2014-15 in Form FC-4 alleging that returns were not filed by them.
Please see our earlier Blog Post of 25th May 2017:

It would seem about 13,681 association complied and their FCRA registration was renewed/restored. Most of these associations had filed hard copies of their returns by post and not filed the return online.

Four months later, MHA vide its notice dated 19th September, 2017 has now directed 4,842 associations to upload their returns for the aforesaid period (Financial year 2010-11 to 2014-15) before 18th October, 2017 along with the requisite penalty for late-filing.

In other MHA has now provided yet another opportunity to associations who have not been able to upload their FCRA Annual returns earlier, albeit now with a penalty.

Click here to see copy of notice dated 19th September, 2017

Click here to see list of the 4,842 associations

Do please check if your association or an association known to you in unfortunately listed.

There is no need for you to scan the entire list. MHA has provided a search option. Click Ctrl and F simultaneously on your keyboard and the search box will appear in the right-hand corner. In this box type either your organization’s name or your FCRA registration number and if your organization is unfortunately on this list it will open on that page with your organization’s name highlighted. You may then find that on MHA’s system you have not filed returns for either one or more years out of the five listed financial years between FY 2010-11 to FY 2014-15. Your immediate next step should be to log in to your FCRA account and file the missing returns online in Form FC 4.

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