Are you ready for ESR Compliance in March 2022?
ESR Notifications for the financial year ending September 2021 are to be filed by 31st March 2022 and ESR Report for financial year ending March 2021 are to be filed by 31st March 2022.
The Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) apply to companies and other business entities registered in the UAE, including in the Free Zones, that carry out any of the following Relevant Activities during the financial year:
- Banking Businesses
- Insurance Businesses
- Investment Fund Management Businesses
- Lease-Finance Businesses
- Headquarters Businesses
- Shipping Businesses
- Holding Company Businesses
- Intellectual Property Businesses
- Distribution and Service Centre Businesses (Purchasing from Foreign connected persons/ Providing services to Foreign connected persons)
The Company need to check if it carries out one or more of the relevant activities during the financial year, if yes the Company needs to do the following ESR Compliance:
- ESR Notification within 6 months from the end of the financial year
- Conduct an ESR test and submit the report to the concerned authority within 12months from the end of the financial year
Following are the due dates for the Company having financial year as below:
|Financial Year ending on||Notification Due Date||Return Due Date|
|31st Mar 2021||30th Sep 2021||31st Mar 2022|
|30th Sep 2021||31st Mar 2022||30th Sep 2022|
Please note penalties for non-compliance would attract:
|Non-compliance||Amended Penalty Amount AED|
|Failure to submit a Notification:||20,000|
|Failure to submit an Economic Substance Report||50,000|
|Providing inaccurate information||50,000|
|Failure to pass ES Test for first year||50,000|
|Failure to pass ES Test for the consecutive year||400,000|
How can MCA help you?
We are happy to assist you with our expertise on the ESR Compliance by carrying out the High level assessment and support in filing the ESR Notification and Report within the due date. We assure to provide best of our services for your ESR Compliance.
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