New Format for Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets Reporting by Indian Companies

[RBI Circular No. 145 dated 18th June 2014]

Sub: Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets Reporting by Indian Companies – Revised format

Attention of the Authorised Dealer Category – I banks is invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.133 dated June 20, 2012 which stipulated that all Indian companies which have received FDI and/or made FDI abroad in the previous year(s) including the current year, should file the annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets (FLA) in the soft form to the Reserve Bank by July 15 every year.

2.  In order to collect information on Indian companies’ Outward Foreign Affiliated Trade Statistics (FATS) as per the multi-agency global ‘Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services’, the FLA return has been modified marginally and is made available on the RBI website (www.rbi.org.in Forms category FEMA Forms) along with the related FAQs (www.rbi.org.in FAQs category Foreign Exchange).

3.  Reserve Bank has since amended the subject Regulations accordingly through the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Eighth Amendment) Regulations, 2014 which have been notified vide Notification No. FEMA.307/2014-RB dated May 26, 2014, vide G.S.R. No. 400(E) dated June 12, 2014.

4.  The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and is without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.

[Form for Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assest – Click here]