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Overview of services we offer for new company registration & firm registration
Entities that can be incorporated in India , i.e. register a company or firm registration, etc.
Overview on entity incorporation by foreign investors
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Sole Proprietorship Firm is one Person Firm which is owned and controlled by single person. Incorporation of Sole Proprietorship Firm involved opening of Current Bank Account and firm registration under various applicable laws including under Goods and Services Tax. It is quite simply form of business entity which is enable doing business in India with Less Compliance and Less Costing. The taxation of Firm is depending upon the person owing it.
When a group of individuals known as partner, decide to set up the business and form a relationship to share the profits of the business carried on, they form a partnership amongst them which is governed and regulated by partnership agreement formed between them. The partnership is the most popular form of organization to carry business in India. Income of Partnership firm is taxable at maximum marginal rate i.e. 30% plus applicable cess and surcharge.
A limited liability partnership is a partnership in which some or all partners have limited liabilities. It therefore can exhibit elements of partnerships and corporations. In an LLP, each partner is not responsible or liable for another partner's misconduct or negligence. Ministry of Corporate Affairs is the governing body in India which regulates all LLP’s. LLP’s are mainly governed by agreement executed amongst the partner and provision of LLP Act and rules made thereunder.
Income of LLP is taxable at maximum marginal rate i.e. 30% plus applicable cess and surcharge. However, the compliance of LLP is higher as compare to normal Partnership Firm and lower comparing to private or public limited companies.
In a limited company, the liability of members or subscribers of the company is limited to what they have invested or guaranteed to the company. Limited companies may be limited by shares or by guarantee. The former may be further divided in public companies and private companies. Who may become a member of a private limited company is restricted by law and by the company's rules. In contrast, anyone may buy shares in a public limited company.
Incorporation of company is complicated involving various paper work and it also involved stringent periodic compliances. Ministry of Corporate Affairs is the governing body in India which regulates all Limited Companies in India following the Provisions of Companies Act. A Private Limited Company cannot invite general public to subscribe its securities whereas Public Limited Companies can offer its securities to public. A Private or Public Limited Company is identified by the company name, number of members, formation, directors, meetings, shares, etc.
1. As Indian company - Wholly owned subsidiary Company
A foreign company invests 100% FDI in Indian company through automatic route then it becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary Company of that Foreign Company. Incorporation of company is the easiest and fastest type of India entry strategy for foreign nationals and foreign companies. Foreign direct investment of upto 100% into a private limited company or limited company is under the automatic route, wherein no Central Government permission is required. However, such entities are required to file FC-GPR once incorporated to comply with FDI norms.
It is an entity whose whole share capital is in the hand of a foreign corporate body. It can be a private company limited by guarantee or shares or an unlimited liability company
2. As Indian company - Joint Venture
If any foreign partner or foreign investor is involved in a joint venture it requires governmental approval either from RBI or FIPB. Approval from RBI has to be taken it is covered under the automatic route. In any other case, approval from FIPB is necessary.
The entity has to select a local partner for joint venture then a Memorandum of Understanding or a Letter of Intent is to be signed which will state the basis for the joint venture agreement. All the terms should be discussed thoroughly and negotiated. It should address the important matters like Dispute resolution agreements, law Applicable, holding shares, Transfer of shares, Board of Directors Non-Compete, Confidentiality etc.
3. Setting up a Liaison Office or Representative Office
Liaison Office or Representative Office are primarily setup for coordinating communications between parent/group companies and Indian businesses. For setting up a Liaison office or representative office in India the criteria has been prescribed by RBI.
They must have a profit making record in the immediate preceding 3 financial years in the home country and their net value should not be less than USD 50,000. It requires a specific approval of RBI under FEMA Law. The office will be given a Unique Identification Number by RBI. It has to obtain PAN from Income Tax Authorities when setting up the office in India.
It can undertake following activities:
4. Project Office
RBI prescribes the setting up of Project office in India by a foreign company. A foreign company can establishment office without the prior permission from RBI only when they have secured a contract from an Indian company to execute a project in India and :
If the above conditions are not met the foreign entity has to approach the RBI for the approval.
5. Branch Office of the Foreign Company
A Foreign company can conduct business activity in India by opening a branch office with the prior approval of RBI. It should have a profit in the immediately preceding five financial years and should have a net worth of not less than USD 100,000 in its home country.
The subsidiary company of other if does not fulfill the above condition then they can submit a Letter of Comfort from their parent company if parent company fulfills the above condition
It can undertake following activities: