ICAI KYC Norms mandatory for Members from 1 Jan. 2017

ICAI Norms for Practicing Members regarding ‘Know Your Client (KYC)’ mandatory w.e.f. 1 Jan. 2017 for all Assignments of Attest Function

The ICAI has announced ‘Client KYC Norms’ mandatory w.e.f. 1 Jan. 2017 for compliance by ‘Members in Practice’ for maintaining requisite documentation/ information about the Clients. These norms shall apply in all assignments pertaining to attest functions, i.e. audit, review, certification, etc.

ICAI Announcement on KYC Norms dt. 10 Dec. 2016

All the members of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), who are in practice, are hereby informed that the Council has formulated the Know Your Client (KYC) norms at it’s 356th Meeting held on 29th, 30th June and 1st July, 2016.

KNOW YOUR CLIENT (KYC) NORMS OF ICAI

The financial services industry globally is required to obtain information of their clients and comply with KYC norms. Keeping in mind the highest standards of Chartered Accountancy profession in India, the Council of ICAI thought it necessary to issue such norms to be observed by the members of the profession who are in practice. In light of this background, the Council of ICAI approved the following KYC Norms which are mandatory in nature and shall apply in all assignments pertaining to attest functions.

1. WHERE CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL/ PROPRIETOR

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

i) Name of the Individual

ii) PAN No. or Aadhar Card No. of the Individual

iii) Business Description

iv) Copy of last Audited Financial Statement

B. ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION

i) Type of Engagement

2. WHERE CLIENT IS A CORPORATE ENTITY

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

i) Name and Address of the Entity

ii) Business Description

iii) Name of the Parent Company in case of Subsidiary

iv) Copy of last Audited Financial Statement

B. ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION

i) Type of Engagement

C. REGULATORY INFORMATION

i) Company PAN No.

ii) Company Identification No.

iii) Directors’ Names & Addresses

iv) Directors’ Identification No.

3. WHERE CLIENT IS A NON-CORPORATE ENTITY

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

i) Name and Address of the Entity

ii) Copy of PAN No.

iii) Business Description

iv) Partner’s Names & Addresses (with their PAN/Aadhar Card/DIN No.)

v) Copy of last Audited Financial Statement

B. ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION

i) Type of Engagement

These norms shall come into force w.e.f 1 st January, 2017.

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