Difference Between Branch and Subsidiary in India

There are many entry modes by which a foreign company can establish an entity in India. The choice of business form entirely depends upon the end goals to be achieved.

In this article we will discuss the following 2 options for foreign companies entering into India:

  1. Establishing a Branch office (BO);
  2. Establishing a Subsidiary or Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS)
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Foreign Subsidiary Incorporation | Wholly Owned Subsidiary Registration in India

India is among the fastest growing economies of the world with plenty of business opportunities which make it a preferred destination for investment form NRIs, Foreign Nationals and Foreign Companies. There are many ways by which foreign investment can be done in India. One of the most successful and sought after ways is Incorporation of Foreign Subsidiary in India.

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ACTIVE (INC – 22A) Compliance – KYC for Companies

In order to do KYC of companies and to verify their registered office, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has on 21st February 2019 issued Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2019 whereby every company, including a company having license under section 8 of the Indian Companies Act 2013 or under section 25 of the erstwhile Indian Companies Act 1956 and incorporated on or before the 31st December, 2017 is now required to file important details of the company and its registered office in e-form ACTIVE (INC – 22A) on or before 25th April 2019. Continue reading “ACTIVE (INC – 22A) Compliance – KYC for Companies”

DIR-3 KYC Form to Update DIN / KYC of Directors

Every Director who has been allotted DIN on or before the end of the financial year, and whose DIN status is ‘Approved’, would be mandatorily required to file form DIR-3 KYC before 30th April of the immediately next financial year.

The due date for FY 2018-19 is 30th April 2019 for all the persons whose DIN status is ‘Approved’ as on 31st March 2019.

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Return of Deposits to be Filed by Every Company in E-form DPT-3

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide its notification dated 22nd January, 2019 has brought in amendments in the Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014. The said Rules now mandate every company to file e-form DPT-3 irrespective of whether it has accepted deposits or not. Continue reading “Return of Deposits to be Filed by Every Company in E-form DPT-3”