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  • Authorized Capital is defined as the capital that is authorised by the memorandum of the company to be the maximum amount of the share capital of the company in accordance with Section 2 (8) of the Companies Act, 2013. This definition can be found in the Companies Act, 2013. It is possible for the company to grow its operations up to the level of the authorised capital. To remain operational, every business will eventually require an increased amount of capital. It's possible that you'll need these funds in the long term or the short term. Taking out loans and advances is one way to satisfy a need that is only temporary. However, in order to run the race, the company will need additional funds. In the case of a Private Limited Company, this can be accomplished by raising the total amount of the company's authorised capital. Because the Company Act governs and regulates private limited companies, in order to make any changes to the company's structure, it is necessary to follow the Act as well as the rules that are stated.

  • When registering a Private Limited Company, the Memorandum of Association (MOA) of the company is where the authorised and paid-up capital is specified. As a result, the company is able to issue new shares, but only up to the level of the authorised capital that is specified in the MOA. If the company wants to issue more shares than the maximum number that is allowed, then the company's operating agreement (MOA) will need to be amended.

  • Before it can increase its paid-up capital or issue new equity shares, a company might find it necessary to first increase the total amount of its authorised share capital. Because the total value of the shares that a company is permitted to issue makes up the authorised share capital. The total value of all of the shares that have been issued by the company is what is referred to as the paidup capital. The amount of authorised capital is not exceeded by the amount of paid-up capital. Therefore, if the company wishes to induct new shareholders and has authorised capital of Rs.10 lakh and paid-up capital of Rs.10 lakhs, then this can be accomplished by the other means.

  • Money to grow the business: The company may be able to grow its business without having to borrow money from traditional sources if it receives an influx of cash from the sale of stock. This cash could be used to grow the business.

  • Money for shareholders and others: If the company has more cash on hand, it may be able to offer investors, stakeholders, founders and owners, partners, senior management, and employees enrolled in stock ownership plans additional compensation.

  • Additional benefits include the following: When a company has completed an initial public offering, it is much simpler to sell additional shares of stock to raise capital. A company that is publicly traded and has stock that has performed well will typically have an easier time obtaining financing for their business.

  • Increases Share Capital: A corporation is free to raise any amount of authorised capital consistent with the decisions they make, and the MoA will be updated to reflect these changes. As a result, increasing the amount of authorised capital has a positive and incremental effect on the total share capital of the company.

  • Increases One's Capacity to Take Out Loans: Because of the increase in the amount of share capital, the overall net worth of the company has also increased. This results in an even greater increase in the company's capacity to take on new debt.

  • It is used to limit the ability of directors to allot new shares, which could have implications for the control that directors have over the company. It also serves the purpose of preventing any shifts in the balance of the profit distribution. The amount that is provided as authorised capital is frequently not used in its entirety, and a small percentage is typically set aside as a safety buffer to enable the raising of additional capital if and when it becomes necessary.

  • The portion of a company's equity that was acquired through the issuance of shares and the subsequent sale of those shares to stockholders in exchange for capital is referred to as the share capital (cash or other considerations). No company is allowed to issue shares for the purpose of capitalization without first receiving approval from the government, which ensures that the economy is conducted in an orderly fashion. Accordingly, the maximum value of share capital that a company is legally permitted to distribute to its shareholders is the amount that is referred to as the company's authorised share capital.

  • After receiving approval for the increase in share capital from the company's shareholders, the relevant paperwork must be submitted to the MCA within a period of thirty days. Simply passing SH-7 as the company resolution is sufficient for private businesses because MGT-14 is not required.

  • Digital signature certificate

  • Draft of the Memorandum of Association

  • Articles of association

  • Certificate of incorporation

  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.

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At what point should the maximum amount of authorised share capital be raised+

Before issuing new equity shares or raising the amount of paid-up capital, a company is required to first increase the share capital that is authorised for issuance of shares. The total value of the shares that a company is permitted to issue is referred to as the Authorized share capital.

What must happen before there can be an increase in the capital that is authorised?+

In order for a company to be able to raise the amount of its authorised capital, the company's articles of association need to include a clause that addresses the raising of authorised capital, and the increase needs to be approved in advance by the shareholders of the company.

Which supporting files are expected to be submitted along with the MGT-14 form?+

. Documents such as a copy of the resolution, an explanation statement, a revised memorandum, and a revised article of association are required to be attached.

What is the bare minimum amount that can be contributed to the shared capital?+

On the 8th of December in the year 2021, private limited companies are required to have a minimum authorised share capital of 1 lakh, while public limited companies are required to have a minimum of 5 lakh.

Is it necessary to call a meeting of the board of directors in order to raise the amount of authorised share capital?+

 The increase in the company's authorised share capital is something that absolutely needs to be done.

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