Business Incorporation Services by caMattersOnline

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Start Your Business

caMattersonline can help you start your business with ease. There are different forms of business entities that you can set up in India.

Businesses can be set up as a Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, One person Company, or a Private or Public Limited Company in India. The additional features of these can be read up at

 Each business entity has its own drawbacks and advantages, so a person should have a clear understanding of the various models before incorporating his business.

We provide start-up counselling as well as end-to-end business registration services in India.

Set-up School, Charitable Trust or Private Trust

We help in registrations and incorporations of Schools, Trusts or NGOs in India.

Setting up School in India:

As per laws, private organizations cannot open schools in India. The schools have to be operated by a society that has been created in accordance with the Societies Act of 1860 or by a trust that has been organized as per the Public Trust Act of individual states.

A private entity willing to set up a school in India can also set up a company as prescribed by Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956.

All these legislations ensure that a school is set up as a non profit making body.

Important documents and licenses required while starting a school -

In India a lot of legal processes come into play with regard to starting a school. When the school trust or society is being formed there should be a Memorandum of Association.

This document proves to be useful at all the later stages. The owners also need to have a well laid out project report of their school.

The following details are regarded as being important as well:

  • Building the land details
  • Water certificates
  • Hygiene certificates
  • Auditor’s statements
  • Bank statements of governing body and the members
  • Completion of building certificates

How to Set up Public Charitable Trust :

  1. Trust registration is created with a document named Trust deed.
  2. Trust is created by the Founder (author or settler) with the trust of Trustees (who are the body of Trust)
  3. Trust is created under irrevocable nature.
  4. The Trust deed consists of objects of the trust, Operation of Trust, Trustee information, Trustee powers, rights, duties and liabilities.
  5. There are some procedures in creation of a trust deed. Charted accountants (Auditors) and Lawyers (Attorney) help in creation of Trust deed. After creation of Trust deed, the organization TRUST shall be registered with the Registrar or Sub-registrar office as per the laws relevant to the specific states.
  6. After the registration of trust, a copy of the registration is received from the Registrar.
  7. The PAN card application and the Income Tax registration u/s 12A is filed at this point.
  8. A trust shall be a public charitable trust or Private trust. Public charitable trust is able to raise funds from public to serve the social causes of the nation.
  9. A trust must be registered whether with movable or immovable properties.
  10. Trust should be registered with a "Registered office address of the trust" with proper landmarks.
  11. A Trust shall be registered by the founder only with the minimum of 2 members.
Taxes & Labour Law Registrations

We help businesses in becoming Tax compliant by registering for those Tax registrations which are applicable to their business.

Service Tax Registration :

Registration for Service Tax within 30 days of his turnover exceeding Rs. 9 Lakhs.

Documents Required for obtaining Service Tax Registration :

  1. Self - attested copy of PAN Card
  2. Identity proof
  3. Address proof
  4. No Objection Certificate from the legal owner
  5. Bank Account Details
  6. MOA & AOA ( in case of company )
  7. List of Directors ( company )
  8. Authorisation by the Board of Directos/ Partners / Proprietor for the person filling the application
  9. VAT No.
  10. IEC
  11. Company Index no.

VAT Registration :

Turnover limits for the purpose of Liability/Registration [Sec. 3(4)]

Category of dealer Total turnover of sales Turnover of taxable goods purchased or sold
Importer Rs. 1,00,000 Rs. 10,000
Others Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 10,000

It may be noted that while the total turnover of Rs. 1,00,000/- and Rs. 5,00,000/- is in respect of Turnover of Sales (which includes all sales whether tax free or taxable), the turnover limit of Rs. 10,000/- is in respect of taxable goods whether purchased or sold.

Both the conditions have to be satisfied for the purposes of liability/registration under this category. [Sec. 3(4)]

Documents required for VAT Registration :

  1. PAN of Dealer (PAN of partners/directors is also required in case of firm/company)
  2. Constitution certificate :-
    1. Proprietorship:- Shop Act License / If Shop Act is not applicable – Certificate form Grampanchyat
    2. HUF:- No document is required
    3. Partnership firm:- Partnership Deed
    4. Company :- Certificate of Incorporation issued by registrar of company, MOA and AOA
    5. Trust:- Certificate issued by Bombay Public trust
    6. Co-operative society:- Certificate issued by concern authority
  3. Address proof of Business :-
    1. In case of rented property : Rent Agreement/NOC, Electricity bill, Municipal Receipt
    2. In case of Own property : Electricity Bill and Municipal tax receipt
  4. Proof of resident :-
    Any two documents are required as resident proof of proprietor or partners or directors or trustees as the case applicable.

    1. Driving license
    2. Ration card
    3. Passport
    4. Electricity Bill
    5. Municipal Tax Receipt
  5. Resolution in case of company:-
  6. Introduction letter:-
    Introduction letter of other register dealer is required in case of voluntary registration. Alternatively introduction letter can take from practicing chartered accountant or STP. To know the format of introduction letter of other registered dealer refer this article.
  7. Fees:-
    1. For voluntary registration Rs.5000 is require to pay as registration fees and Rs.25000 as deposit. The fees and deposit can pay online or by demand draft. Demand draft of any nationalized bank should be drawn in favor of “SBI A/C MVAT”
    2. Registration fee for compulsory registration is Rs.500. The fees can pay by way of court fees stamp. There is no deposit for compulsory registration.

Profession Tax

Professional tax registration certificate (PTRC) is to be obtained by the company in the role of Employer.

The company will have to deduct Professional Tax on Salaries paid by it to its employee where the salary paid to such employee exceeds Rs.7,500/- per month

Professional tax Enrollment certificate(PTEC) is to obtained by the company for its own existence and engaging in profession (and of-course business too) within the state of Maharashtra.

Profession Tax applicable to :

Salary and Wage earners-Such persons whose monthly salaries or wages :-

    1. do not exceed rupees 7,500; NIL
    2. In case of male, exceed Rs. 7,500 but do not exceed rupees 10,000; 175 per month
      In case of female, do not exceed Rs 10,000; NIL
    3. exceeds rupees 10,000 ; 2,500 per annum to be paid in the following manner :-
      1. rupees two hundred per month except for the month of February
      2. rupees three hundred for the month of February.

Documents required for Profession Tax Registration :

    1. Copy of PAN Card of the Company
    2. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation with Memorandum & Articles of Association;
    3. Copy of List of Directors of the Company;
    4. Copy of ID Proof & Address proof of the directors;
    5. Copy of Board of Directors Resolution;
    6. Copy of List of Employees (On the letterhead of the company);
    7. ID Proof & Address proof of Authorized Signatory;
    8. Copy of Leave & License agreement of the premises;
    9. Copy of Leave & License agreement of warehouse premises;
    10. Latest Electricity Bill or Maintenance Bill of the premises;
    11. Latest Electricity Bill or Maintenance Bill of the warehouse premises;
    12. Cancelled Cheque (Original

Import Export Code

The first requirement before you start an import/ export business in India is to obtain an IEC. An IEC is necessary for import/export of goods.

In case the import/export is of services or technology, IEC is required in only limited circumstances, when import/export is in ‘specified services’ or ‘specified technologies’, i.e. services or technologies in which international trade is restricted by the Government of India as they pertain to national security, such as dealing in nuclear weapons, automatic guns, etc.

IEC is not required under the following circumstances:

  1. Import/export of goods for personal use, which is not connected with trade, manufacture or agriculture.
  2. Import/export by government ministries and departments, and certain notified charitable organizations.

Documents Required for Applying the IEC Code :

  1. Covering Letter on Firm/ company’s letter head for issue of new IEC Code Number.
  2. Two copies of the application in prescribed format (Aayaat Niryaat Form ANF 2A ) must be submitted to the Regional Jt..DGFT Office.
  3. Each individual page of the application has to be signed by the applicant.
  4. Part D In respect to Declaration/ Undertaking ahs to be filled in and signed by the Applicant and has to be submitted along with the application.
  5. Rs 250.00 Bank Receipt (in duplicate)/Demand Draft evidencing payment of application fee in terms of Appendix 21B.
  6. Certificate from the Banker of the applicant firm in the format given in Appendix 18A.
  7. Self certified copy of PAN issuing letter or PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card issued by Income Tax Authority. Photocopy of PAN card has to be submitted along the application. If PAN card not issued to the applicant then a copy of PAN allotment letter from I.T. Department will also be accepted. Only one IEC would be issued against a single PAN number. Any proprietor can have only one IEC number and in case there are more than one IECs allotted to a proprietor, the same may be surrendered to the Regional Office for cancellation. Two IEC can not be issued against one PAN
  8. Two copies of passport size photographs of the applicant. The photograph pasted on the banker’s certificate must be attested by the banker with Seal and Signature of the applicant.
  9. The applicant shall furnish a self addressed envelope of 40 x 15 cm with postal stamp affixed on the envelope for all documents required to be sent by Speed Post. These documents may be kept secured in a file cover.
  10. The application must be submitted in Duplicate.

Shop Act Licence

A Shop Act License is applicable to

  • A commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, or
  • An establishment or administrative service in which persons employed or mainly engaged in office work, or
  • A hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating house, a cafe or any other refreshment house or
  • A theater, cinema or any other place of public amusement or entertainment.

Documents Required for Shop Act :

  1. Commercial Address Proof
    Verification (Any 2) Proof of place of business
    If Own Property:
    Latest Electricity Bill
    Property Tax Receipt
    Index II
    If Rented Property:
    Latest Rent Agreement
    Society Maintainance Receipt
    Electricity Bill
  2. Identity Proof Verification
    1. For Individual / HUF
      Identity proof (Any 2) Pan Card
      Driving License
      Election Card
      Residential Proof (Any 2) Copy Of Passport
      Ration card
      Electricity Bill
      Telephone Bill
      Index II
      Driving license
    2. For Partnership Firm Identity proof & Residential Proof of all the Partners
      (as detailed above)
      Recent Partnership Deed
    3. For Company
      (either private or public company)
      Proof of Company 1 Photo Copy of the following :
      Incorporation Certificate
      Articles of Association
      Memorandum of Association
      Proof of Directors Identity Proof & Residential Proof of all the
      promoters / current directors. (as detailed above)
  3. Nature of business verification If Bar and Restaurant, Wine Shop, Beer Shop, then
    State Excise approval
    If Medical Stores, then Food and Drugs Administration
    If Cyber Cafe Police Department NOC,
    Security Agency then Police Commissioner License
    Man Power Supplier the Copy of Work Order of the
    Principal employer
    If Entertainment, then copy of Collector Permission
    If Transportation / Tour and Travel, then RTO
    Transport Permit
    If Import and Export, Clearing Forwarding, Shipping
    Cargo, then License from Concerned Department
    If Share Broker then SEBI Enrollment
    If Trading Business, then Business Proof (Copy of
    Financial Transaction)
    If Fire Works, then Municipal Council / Corporation
    NOC, Fire Brigade NOC, Collectors NOC, Police
    Department NOC
    Any other compliances as per the nature of business
  4. Number of employees The fees charged by department for license depends on the number of employees employed in the concern

Employee Provident Fund

Applicability of EPF:

Every establishment which is engaged in any one or more of the industries specified in Schedule I of the Act or any activity notified by Central Government in the Official Gazette.

  1. Employing 20 or more persons .
  2. Cinema Theatres employing 5 or more persons.

Documents Required for Provident Fund Registration :

  1. Name of the establishment/factory and address.
  2. Details of Head Office and branches with address.
  3. Details of Code No. if any allotted to the Head Office.
  4. Date of Incorporation/Set up (Please furnish any one of the documents mentioned overleaf in support of the proof of date of set up of the est./factory)
  5. Employment Strength
    (i) At present:
    (ii)Month wise employment strength from the date of set up may be furnished in separate statement:
  6. Nature of business activity/ manufacturing activity:
  7. Details of legal set up of the establishment (Please mention whether it is an incorporated Private or Public Limited Company, Society, Partnership or Proprietary concern) :
  8. Details of the employers/ownership particulars etc. (Names, Designation and Addresses of Managing Director, Directors, Partners, Secretary etc. to be furnished) :
  9. Wages disbursed for the month:
  10. Details of Bankers: (Including Bank Branches & Account Number (s).)
  11. Income Tax Permanent A/c. No.
  12. Details of employees are furnished below:-
S. No. Name of the employee Father’s Name Date of Joining Wages (basic + D.A. & Cash Value of food concession)
MSME Registration

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last six decades.

MSMEs not only play crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries but also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.

MSMEs are complementary to large industries as ancillary units and this sector contributes enormously to the socio-economic development of the country.

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (M/o MSME) envision a vibrant MSME sector by promoting growth and development of the MSME Sector, including Khadi, Village and Coir Industries, in cooperation with concerned Ministries/Departments, State Governments and other Stakeholders, by providing support to existing enterprises and encouraging creation of new enterprises.

Registration of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for two types of Companies:-

No. Type of Enterprise Manufacturing Enterprises (Investment in Plant and Machinery) Service Industry (Investment in equipment)
1 Micro Does not exceed Rs. 25 Lakh Does not exceed Rs. 10 Lakh
2 Small Exceeds Rs. 25 Lakh but does not  exceed Rs. 5 Crore Exceeds Rs. 10 Lakh but  does not exceed Rs. 2 Crore
3 Medium Exceeds Rs. 5 Crore but does not  exceed Rs. 10 Crore Exceeds Rs. 2 Crore but does  not exceed Rs. 5 Crore

Schemes available under MSME

  1. Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM)
  2. IP Facilitation Centre for MSME
  3. Design Clinic
  4. Lean Manufacturing
  5. Quality Management Standards & Quality Technology Tools
  6. Technology and Quality Upgradation
  7. Marketing Assistance and Technology Upgradation
  8. Zero Defect Zero Effect
  9. Facilitation Counciles
  10. Grievance Monitoring System
  11. Incubation
  12. Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme
  13. Cluster Development Programme
  1. Women Entreprenurship
  2. Credit Guarantee (CGTMSE)
  3. Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
  4. Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)
  5. MSME Schemes
  6. MSME Project Profiles
  7. Data Bank
  8. Public Procurement Policy
  9. National MSME Trainee Database
  10. Tool Rooms - SDMIS
  11. MSME-DI Training

The Web Link for MSME is

SSI Registration

SSI stands for Small Scale Industries. Registering an organisation as an SSI will entitle the organisation to various benefits.

Manufacturing Entity- The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries (Development and regulation) Act, 1951). The Manufacturing Enterprise are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.

Service Entity- The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment.

Benefits of Registering :

Even though there is no statutory basis for SSI registration, organisations would normally get registered to avail some benefits, incentives or support given either by the Central or State Government. Some of the incentives are as follows :

Credit prescription (Priority sector lending), differential rates of interest
Excise Exemption Scheme
Direct Tax exemption
Statutory support

Banking Laws, Excise Law and the Direct Taxes Law have incorporated the word SSI in their exemption notifications.

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