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f you are a foreign company looking for expansion, then India might be one of those perfect destinations. India offers you to set up your business in India in the following ways:
- Register a Private Limited Company
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Registration
- Branch Office/Liaison Office
Private Limited Company is the most preferred way to start a business in India. It has minimal compliance requirements. It can be set up a wholly owned subsidiary with 100% foreign investment through automatic route. This is possible where 100% FDI is permitted and no former approval of Government of Indian and Reserve Bank of India is necessary.
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be formed in India by foreign companies and foreign nationals. It required a minimum of 2 partners of which atleast 1 partner has to be an Indian partner.
Branch Office / Liaison Office requires that parent company willing to set up a branch in India should have a net worth of USD 100,000 and engage in same business activity as parent company. Prior approval of the Government is required.
Private Limited Company is a separate legal entity in the eyes of law. It is separate from its owners and managers. The company can operate in its own name and own assets, open a bank account, enter into contracts and sue & be sued by third parties.
It is difficult for a new company to raise funds from market. In case of Indian subsidiary, the parent company can infuse funds whenever required
Indian market is the most sought after market in the world economy. A subsidiary in India marks the entry to Global forum with minimum compliances
The profits of the parent company can be offset with losses of the subsidiary
There is a clear segregation between management and ownership. In very simple terms, shareholders own the business and directors run it. However, the same person can be both a shareholder and a director
Private Limited Company being a separate legal entity can acquire and own assets in its name. The assets owned by a company can be tangible assets like machinery, building, etc. or intangibles assets like copyright, patents, etc. No shareholder can make a claim upon the property of the company as long as it is a going concern.
This is what we do when YOU SIT BACK & RELAX
- Review the documents and information provided
- Apply for Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
- Check availability of company name with MCA
- Draft Memorandum of Association (MOA)
- Draft Articles of Association (AOA)
- Draft all other incorporation documents
- Reserve name with MCA
- Apply for Directors Identification Number (DIN)
- Apply for company incorporation with MCA
- Apply for PAN and TAN of company
Latest Passport size photograph of Shareholders and Directors
- Aadhar card and Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License of Shareholders and Directors
- PAN Card of shareholders and Directors
- Foreign nationals must provide a valid passport
Latest Telephone Bill /Electricity Bill/ Bank Account Statement of Shareholders and Directors
The above documents should not be more than 2 months old
- Latest Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill of the registered office address
- No Objection Certificate to be obtained from the owner(s) of registered office
- Rent Agreement of the registered office should be provided if any
All other incorporation documents to be provided in soft copy
- The residing country is a Commonwealth Nation: The signature of the Director, identity proof and address proof must be notarised
- The residing country is a party to the Hague Convention: The signature of the Director, identity proof and address proof must be notarised and also apostilled
- The residing country is neither a Commonwealth Nation nor a Party to the Hague Convention:The signature of the Director, identity proof and address proof must be notarised and the certificate of the Notary must be authenticated by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer.
Maintaining books of accounts as per Indian GAAP
Books of accounts have to be maintained under different statutes – Income Tax Act, Companies Act 2013 and GST Act. All the respective acts specify the nature of books to be maintained, retention period and other statutory requirements
Auditor has to be appointed within 30 days of company incorporation
First board meeting has to be conducted in 30 days of company incorporation and 1 such meeting has to be conduced every quarter
Annual General Meeting
Company may hold its first AGM within the period of 9 months from closing of its first financial year otherwise in other cases within the period of 6 months
Annual Return has to be filed in MGT 7
Issue of Share Certificate
Issue of share certificate (within 60 days)
Company must have its registered office within 30 days from the date of incorporation and all the times thereafter
Letterheads should have few mandatory fields as name, address, CIN No, Phone No, Fax, etc
Bank account of the company has to be opened on incorporation
Statutory Registers – These registers have to be mandatorily maintained
|MGT-1: Register of Members|
|MGT-2: Register of Debenture holders Register and Index of Beneficial Owner|
|MGT-3: Foreign Register of Members, Debenture holders, other security holders or beneficial owners residing outside India|
|Form SH-2: Register of Renewed and Duplicate Share Certificate|
|Form SH-3: Register of Sweat Equity Shares|
|Form SH-6: Register of Employee Stock Options|
|Form SH-10: Register of Shares or Securities Bought Back Register of Directors and KMPs Register of Deposits|
|Form CHG-7 Register of Charges|
|Form MBP-2: Register of Loans/Guarantee/Security and Acquisition by Company|
|Form MBP-3: Register of Investments not held in its own name|
|Form MBP-4: Register of Contracts or Arrangements in which Directors are interested|
Applying TAN of the company on incorporation
Applying PAN of the company on incorporation
A TDS Return is submitted on a quarterly basis to Income Tax Department. It is a summary of all the transactions related to TDS made during a quarter
Income tax return
Company are required to file their income tax return using Form ITR 6
Entities required to register for GST as per regulations must file for GST application within 30 days from the date on which the entity became liable for registration under GST
GST returns have to filed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
Every Company whose turnover exceeds INR 1 Cr. in case of a business or INR 50 Lakh in case of a profession, is required to get its books of accounts tax audited under section 44AB of the Income-tax Act
Statutory Audit as the name suggests is a compulsory audit for all companies. Every entity which is registered under the Companies Act, as a Private Limited or a Public Limited company has to get its books of accounts audited every year
FC GPR ((Foreign collaboration – General Permission route) compliance
In case of Indian subsidiary of foreign company, the Indian company must report to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) the amount received from foreign company within 30 days of receipt of share application money/amount of consideration. The report must be submitted to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India under whose jurisdiction its Registered Office is located
FC GPR (Foreign collaboration – General Permission route) certification
A certificate from Company Secretary / Chartered Accountant must be submitted by the company to the Foreign Exchange Department, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Transfer pricing rules and certificaion would be required
Any individual/company/LLP which has undertaken an international transaction with an associated enterprise is required to maintain documentation as per the rules. Also, any individual/company/LLP which has entered into an international transaction during a previous year is required to obtain an Accountant’s Report and furnish report before 30th November of the financial year
If a Company fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the Companies Act, then the Company and every officer who is in default shall be punishable with fine for the period for which default continues. In case of delays, additional fees is required to be paid and it inceases with time.
Why choosing us
The key to our success is that we embrace technology and have brought together experts from all areas to build a one stop shop. Our unique model offers us cost benefits which we share with our customers
Our services embrace all business needs under one roof
We have a team of experts who are experienced professionals
We offer best prices in the market to our domestic and foreign clients
We optimise using technology to deliver
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERs SPEAK
It has been an absolute delight working with Manish and Stairfirst to support the set up and managing the compliance requirements for our Indian subsidiary. The team is super responsive, best at their game and acts as a trusted partner to guide you through the complex maze of regulatory needs. They have also been accommodating in some extra services we have requested few times at very competitive price. I will highly recommend working with them.
Stairfirst helped us set up Indian subsidiary of our UK Company in timely manner. They understood what we needed and got on with it. StairFirst has become a trusted partner which takes care of all our Annual compliance, RBI Clearances, Income tax and Corporate compliances, Accounting and Payroll services. I am extremely happy to recommend their services.
Team at Stairfirst is always responsive. Their knowledge on regulations and processes is amazing. This is crucial when making decisions while setting up a new business. Our experience with them has been positive. We look forward to continued relationship. Wishing the team more success ahead.