Government announces company incorporation with zero fees

With a new set of rules that simplify the process of company incorporation, the government aims to make it easier to do business in India. Here’s a look at the revised process.

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Phantom Stock – A smart way of Employee Benefits

Phantom stock is a very interesting concept and is emerging strongly as a powerful tool of Employee Benefits, especially for Startups. It can be described as a type of employee benefit plan whereby employees or advisors of an Organization get various benefits of stock ownership without actually having real ownership of Stock, in exchange for their services. Continue reading “Phantom Stock – A smart way of Employee Benefits”

Modes of Funding/Capital Infusion for Startups

A successful business requires investment of time, effort and MONEY for its long term growth and prosperity.  Infusion of funds is an essential pre-requirement, especially for Startups if they want to scale up and make their brand popular and visible.

Innovative and promising Startups or businesses always attract enterprising investors who are ready to stake their money and a get a good return out of the same. The difficult part arrives when the decision on the mode of funding has to be evaluated. Continue reading “Modes of Funding/Capital Infusion for Startups”

Penalty for Non-filing of LLP annual returns – Can winding up save penalty?

Although Limited Liability Partnership is one of the most popular forms of starting a business, there are various compliances which are required to be followed annually once the business is incorporated.

The Annual Compliances of LLP primarily include:

  • Filing of Annual Return of the LLP in Form 8 – Due date 30th October of the succeeding FY
  • Filing of Financial Statements of the LLP in Form 11 – Due date 30th May of the succeeding FY

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Equalization Levy

The digital economy in India is growing at a rapid pace by each passing year. Till recently, most of the Non Resident companies, which form an integral part of providing digital services did not have to pay any tax in India. Neither were they subjected to any withholding taxes, since the performance for the services were not executed in India. Moreover, as they do not have a Permanent Establishment in India, their revenue cannot be attributed to the operations in India. Hence, no tax applies on the same. Continue reading “Equalization Levy”