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Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has made amendments under Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 and read with notification S.O. 368(E) dated 22nd January, 2019 and introduced Companies (Furnishing of information about the payment to micro and small enterprise suppliers) Order 2019 thereby notified filing of Form MSME-1.

Under Form MSME -1

The companies are required to make certain disclosures pertaining to the vendors registered under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act, 2006)

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Imp. Q. Can we file MSME forms pursuant to CFSS Scheme?

Ans. No, There is no fees that is to be paid while filing the MSME form and The CFSS grants immunity from any additional fees, penalty and prosecution.

Form MSME-1 is also not included in the list of forms available under CFSS Scheme.

20 FAQ s on e-form MSME-1



S. No.




What are the Provisions applicable to MSME-1 Form?

Order 2 and 3 dated 22 January, 2019 issued under Section 405 of the Companies Act, 2013


What is the Objective of MSME-1 Form ?

furnishing half yearly return with the registrar in respect of outstanding payments to Micro or Small Enterprises


Nil Return (no outstanding amounts) is required to be filed?



What is Return Type?

Half Yearly Return (the form was introduced with two types of returns – Initial and Half Yearly Return.)


What is the Due Date to file MSME-1 Form?

a) For Half year period April to September - 31st October

b) For half year period October to March – 30th April


Who is required to file MSME- 1 Form?

All companies, who get supplies of goods or services from micro and small enterprises and whose payments to micro and small enterprise suppliers exceed forty-five days from the date of acceptance or the date of deemed acceptance of the goods or services as per the provisions of section 9 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006


Whose details are required to be reported ?

Whose payments exceed 45 days from the date of acceptance or the date of deemed acceptance of the goods or services as per provisions of Section 9 of the Micro Small and Medium enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act)


If agreement terms for payment is 28 days, and payment is made after 28 days?

it is termed as delayed payment and should be reported under MSME-1 Form.


If agreement is made to make payment within 60 days between the parties but as on date of filing return the amount is outstanding for more than 45 days but less than 50 days. Whether reporting is required or not?

In this case, Reporting has to be made as per the rules made thereby and shall be given if the amount is outstanding for more than 45 days.


In case, if there is no agreement?

45 days criteria will be applicable when there is no agreement or agreement for 45 days.


If any Supplier is not registered under MSMED Act, 2006 and at the time of Filing return he got status of Micro or Small ?

Reporting should be required to be made for that supplier.


How many Entries we can made for vendors in a single form ?

99 Entries


If as on 31.03.2020

No outstanding payment to MSME vendor, But there was delay in payment of some MSME vendor more than 45 days which has been paid on or before 31.03.2020.

Whether Company needs to give details of such invoices in the form?

Companies have to give details of outstanding payment to MSME vendor only on due date i.e. 31.03.2020

Payment has already been made to vendors before 31.03.2020, then company is not required to give details of such transaction in MSME-1.


If entries are more than 99 then what?

Multiple forms can be filed, if entries are more than 99.


If Company is under IBC Process – Who is required to file?

Duty of Resolution Professional is to file it

(only Advisable)


Exemption to file MSME-1 Form?

Medium Enterprises are not require to file.


Is their any additional fee (late fee) for delay filing of MSME Form?

No Fee


Is their any statutory filing fee for the filing of MSME Form

No Additional Fee


Processing Type of this E-form

The form will be processed in STP mode.


What is the Penalty for Non-Filing of Form MSME-1?

Non-compliance will lead to punishment and penalty under the provision of the Companies Act. As per Penalty Provision of Section 405 (4) of the Companies Act, 2013



Published by

CS Lalit Rajput
(Company Secretary)
Category Corporate Law   Report

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