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What is AOC 5?


Form AOC-5: Notice of address at which books of account are maintained. eForm AOC-5 is required to be filed pursuant to Section 128 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the same is available for filing w.e.f. January 17, 2015. Section 128 is reproduced here for your reference :-


Section 128: (1) Every company shall prepare and keep at its registered office books of account and other relevant books and papers and financial statement for every financial year which give a true and fair view of the state of the affairs of the company, including that of its branch office or offices, if any, and explain the transactions effected both at the registered office and its branches and such books shall be kept on accrual basis and according to the double entry system of accounting: Provided that all or any of the books of account aforesaid and other relevant papers may be kept at such other place in India as the Board of Directors may decide and where such a decision is taken, the company shall, within seven days thereof, file with the Registrar a notice in writing giving the full address of that other place.


When has to file?


If the Board of Directors decides by passing the resolution to keep all or any of the books of account at any other place in India besides the registered office then, the company shall, within seven days of passing the Board Resolution, file this form giving full address of that other place in form AOC-5.


Purpose of the eForm


Every company must keep proper books of account with respect to:

(Notice of address at which books of account are maintained)

  • all sums of money received and expended by the company and the matters in respect of which the receipt and expenditure take place;
  • all sales and purchases of goods by the company;
  • the assets and liabilities of the company; and
  • in the case of a company engaged in production, processing, manufacturing or mining activities, such particulars relating to utilization of material or labor or other items of cost as may be prescribed by the Central Government, provided the Central Government so directs to any such class of companies or any particular company.


The following attachments to be submitted


  • Copy of Board resolution wherein a decision regarding address at which books of account are to be maintained has been taken is to be attached. Any other information can be provided as an optional attachment





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