20 July 2021
CARO 2020 is a new format for the issue of audit reports (attachment to the primary report) in case of statutory audits of eligible companies under the Companies Act, 2013. CARO 2020 has included additional reporting requirements after consultations with the National Financial Reporting Authority (an independent regulatory body for regulating the audit and accounting profession in India) as compared to CARO 2016.
The primary aim of CARO is to enhance the overall quality of reporting and disclosure of overall material matters of the Company by the company auditors.
CARO, 2020 is applicable for the Financial years commencing on or after 1st April 2020.
(earlier it was applicable from 1st April 2019)
There are no changes proposed in the applicability section of CARO, 2020. It applies to all companies (including exceptions) as per the previous CARO, 2016. We have listed down below the category of such companies to have a ready reference.
CARO, 2020 applies to all companies including foreign companies, except:
There are in total 21 clauses in CARO 2020 as compared to the existing CARO 2016 that has 16 clauses.
Let’s analyze the proposed changes clause-wise between CARO 2020 and CARO 2016.
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