Filing of Financial Statements and Cost Audit Report using XBRL taxanomy


{Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2015}





As per section 137 of the Companies Act, 2013, every Company is required to file its financial statements along with consolidated financial statements, if applicable, to the Registrar within 30 days of Annual General Meeting or due date of Annual General Meeting, whichever is earlier.


But there are certain class of Companies as prescribed by the Central Government which are mandatorily required to file their financial statement in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format.


The XBRL means a standardised language for communication in electronic form to express, report or file financial information by companies.





The following class of companies shall file their financial statement along with consolidated financial statements, if applicable, and other documents under section 137 of the Companies Act 2013, with the Registrar in e-form AOC-4 XBRL using the XBRL taxonomy:


  1. all companies listed with any Stock Exchange(s) in India and their Indian subsidiaries; or
  2. all companies having paid up capital of Rs. 5 crore or above;
  3. all companies having turnover of Rs. 100 crore or above; or
  4. all companies which were hitherto covered under the Companies (Filing of Documents and Forms in Extensible Business Reporting Language) Rules, 2011.


Please note that companies in banking, insurance, power sector, non-banking financial companies and Housing finance companies need not file financial statements in XBRL format.




A company whose cost records are required to be audited as per section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under, shall file within 30 days from the date of receiving Cost audit report to the Central Government such report and other documents using the XBRL taxonomy in e-Form CRA-4.


Maintenance of Cost Records:


Companies falling under the regulated and non-regulated sectors mentioned in Rule 3 of the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 engaged in the production of the goods or providing services having an overall turnover from all its products and services of Rs. 35 crore or more during the immediately preceding financial year, shall include cost records for such products or services in their books of account.


Exception to maintain Cost Records:

  1. Serial number 33 of the non-regulated sectors shall not apply to foreign companies having only liaison offices


  1. A company which is classified as a micro enterprise or a small enterprise including as per the turnover criteria under sub-section (9) of section 7 of the Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.


Applicability of Cost Audit:


  1. Companies covered under regulated sectors having overall Annual Turnover from all its product & services during the preceding financial year Rs. 50 Crore or more and aggregate turnover of the individual product(s) or service(s) during the preceding financial year Rs. 25 crore or more.


  1. Companies covered under non-regulated sectors having overall Annual Turnover from all its product & services during the preceding financial year Rs. 100 Crore or more and aggregate turnover of the individual product(s) or service(s) during the preceding financial year Rs. 35 crore or more.


Exception to Applicability of Cost Audit:

The requirement for Cost Audit shall not apply to a company which is covered in rule 3 of the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014, and:

  1. whose revenue from exports, in foreign exchange, exceeds 75% of its total revenue;
  2. which is operating from a special economic Zone;
  3. which is engaged in generation of electricity for captive consumption through Captive Generating Plant. For this purpose, the term “Captive Generating Plant” shall have the same meaning as assigned in rule 3 of the Electricity Rules, 2005.

The Cost Audit report shall be given within 180 days from the closure of financial year to the Company by the Cost Auditor in Form CRA-3. 


(A) Regulated Sectors 

Industry/ Sector/ Product/ Service Central Excise Tariff Act Heading (wherever applicable)
1. Telecommunication services made available to users by means of any transmission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature and regulated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997); including activities that requires authorisation or license issued by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India under Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of 1885); Not applicable.
2. Generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity regulated by the relevant regulatory body or authority under the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003); Generation- 2716; Other Activity-  Not Applicable
3. Petroleum products; including activities regulated by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 (19 of 2006); 2709 to 2715;
Other Activity-  Not Applicable
4. Drugs and pharmaceuticals; 2901 to 2942; 3001 to 3006.
5. Fertilisers; 3102 to 3105.
6. Sugar and industrial alcohol; 1701; 1703; 2207.

 (B) Non-regulated Sectors 

Sl. No. Industry/ Sector/ Product/ Service Central Excise Tariff Act Heading (wherever applicable)
1. Machinery and mechanical appliances used in defence, space and atomic energy sectors excluding any ancillary item or items;
Explanation. – For the purposes of this sub-clause, any company which is engaged in any item or items supplied exclusively for use under this clause, shall be deemed to be covered under these rules.
8401; 8801 to 8805; 8901 to 8908.
2. Turbo jets and turbo propellers; 8411
3. Arms and ammunitions and Explosives; 3601 to 3603; 9301 to 9306.
4. Propellant powders; prepared explosives (other than propellant powders); safety fuses detonating fuses; percussion or detonating caps; igniters; electric detonators ; 3601 to 3603
5. Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus; 8526
6. Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons and parts of such vehicles, that are funded (investment made in the company) to the extent of ninety per cent, or more by the Government or Government agencies; 8710
7. Port services of stevedoring, pilotage, hauling, mooring, re-mooring, hooking, measuring, loading and unloading services rendered by a Port in relation to a vessel or goods regulated by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports; Not applicable.
8. Aeronautical services of air traffic management, aircraft operations, ground safety services, ground handling, cargo facilities and supplying fuel rendered by airports and regulated by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (27 of 2008); Not applicable.
9. lron and Steel; 7201 to 7229; 7301 to 7326
10. Roads and other infrastructure projects corresponding to para No. (1) (a) as specified in Schedule VI of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); Not applicable.
11. Rubber and allied products; including products regulated by the Rubber Board constituted under the Rubber Act, 1947 (XXIV of 1947); 4001 to 4017
12. Coffee and tea; 0901 to 0902
13. Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, railway or tramway fixtures and fittings, mechanical (including electro mechanical) traffic signalling equipment’s of all kind; 8601 to 8608.
14. Cement; 2523; 6811 to 6812
15. Ores and Mineral products; 2502 to 2522; 2524 to 2526; 2528 to 2530; 2601 to 2617
16. Mineral fuels (other than Petroleum), mineral | oils etc.; 2701 to 2708
17. Base metals; 7401 to 7403; 7405 to 7413; 7419; 7501 to 7508; 7601 to 7614; 7801 to 7802; 7804; 7806; 7901 to 7905; 7907; 8001; 8003; 8007; 8101 to 8113.
18. Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, rare-earth metals of radioactive elements or isotopes, and Organic Chemicals; 2801 to 2853; 2901 to 2942; 3801 to 3807; 3402 to 3403; 3809 to 3824.
19. Jute and Jute Products; 5303, 5310
20. Edible Oil; 1507 to 1518
21. Construction Industry as per para No. (5) (a) as specified in Schedule VI of the Companies Act 2013 (18 of 2013); Not applicable.
22. Health services, namely functioning as or running hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinical centres or test laboratories; Not applicable.
23. Education services, other than such similar services falling under philanthropy or as part of social spend which do not form part of any business. Not applicable.
24. Milk powder; 0402
25. Insecticides; 3808
26. Plastics and polymers; 3901 to 3914; 3916 to 3921; 3925
27. Tyres and tubes; 4011 to 4013
28. Paper; 4801 to 4802.
29. Textiles; 5004 to 5007; 5106 to 5113; 5205 to 5212; 5303; 5310; 5401 to 5408; 5501 to 5516
30. Glass; 7003 to 7008; 7011; 7016
31. Other machinery and Mechanical Appliances; 8402 to 8487
32. Electricals or electronic machinery; 8501 to 8507; 8511 to 8512; 8514 to 8515; 8517; 8525 to 8536; 8538 to 8547.
33. Production, import and supply or trading of following medical devices, namely:-

  1. Cardiac stents;
  2. Drug eluting stents;
  3. Catheters;
  4. Intra ocular lenses;
  5. Bone cements;
  6. Heart valves;
  7. Orthopaedic implants;
  8. Internal prosthetic replacements;
  9. Scalp vein set;
  10. Deep brain stimulator;
  11. Ventricular peripheral shud;
  12. Spinal implants;
  13. Automatic impalpable cardiac deflobillator,
  14. Pacemaker (temporary and permanent);
  15. Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closure device;
  16. Cardiac re-synchronize therapy ;
  17. Urethra spinicture devices;
  18. Sling male or female;
  19. Prostate occlusion device; and
  20. Urethral stents:
9018 to 9022″].






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