valid as on 02/04/2020

Section 2(40) financial statement
Effective from 12-09-2013

“financial statement” in relation to a company, includes—

(i) a balance sheet as at the end of the financial year;

(ii) a profit and loss account, or in the case of a company carrying on any activity not for profit, an income and expenditure account for the financial year;

(iii) cash flow statement for the financial year;

(iv) a statement of changes in equity, if applicable; and

(v) any explanatory note annexed to, or forming part of, any document referred to in sub-clause (i) to sub-clause (iv):

 the financial statement, with respect to one person company, small company, dormant company and private company (if such private company is a start-up)may  not include the cash flow statement;

 Explanation. – For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘start-up’ or “start-up company” means a private company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) or the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) and recognised as start-up in accordance with the notification issued by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Provided that the financial statement, with respect to One Person Company, small company and dormant company, may not include the cash flow statement;

Substituted vide exemption notification to Private Companies  dated 13th June, 2017. To view the notification,Click Here

Enforcement notification S.O.2754 (E) dated 12/09/2013


Exemptions to Private Companies [Amendment to GSR 464(E)] dated 13/06/2017


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