Checklist for Starting a New Business

 Checklist for startups in India

Startup Checklist

Get a Quick Overview of Guidelines and Procedures, Links and Resources for Starting a New Business in India. Filter out what is not relevant to your needs and circumstances, and Save Time.

 

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department.

Learn more & Apply

The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is  an alternative corporate business vehicle that provides the benefits of limited liability but allows its members the flexibility of organizing their internal structure as a partnership based on a mutually arrived agreement.

Learn more about LLP

Register your LLP

Step by Step Procedure for Incorporating ( Starting)  a Private Limited or a Public Limited Company in India

Learn more & apply

Service tax is, as the name suggests, a tax on Services. It is a tax levied on the transaction of certain services specified by the Central Government under the Finance Act, 1994.

 It is an indirect tax (akin to Excise Duty or Sales Tax) which means that normally, the service provider pays the tax and recovers the amount from the recipient of taxable service.

Learn more & Apply for Registration

 

VAT is a multi-point destination based system of taxation, with tax being levied on value addition at each stage of transaction in the production/ distribution chain.

The State Governments, through Taxation Departments, are carrying out the responsibility of levying and collecting VAT in the respective States. While, the Central Government is playing the role of a facilitator for the successful implementation of VAT.

Learn more

Indirect tax levied on those goods which are manufactured in India and are meant for home consumption. Cetain industries are exempted from payment of Excise Duty.

Learn more & Apply for Excise Duty Registration

Shop and Establishment Act is to provide statutory obligation and rights to employees and employers in the unorganised sector of employment, i.e., shops and establishments. A state legislation; each state has framed its own rules for the Act.

Learn more

Customs Duty is Indirect Tax levied on Imports as well as Exports.

Learn more

All those persons who are required to deduct tax at source or collect tax at source on behalf of Income Tax Department are required to apply for and obtain TAN.

Learn more & Apply

Although not mandatory, you may File Part I of Entrepreneurs Memorandum to the District Industries Centre. This may be necessary for claiming certain incentives / subsidies and for certain formalities at the state level.

Check State Specific Guidelines & Procedures for details

1

 

Application for plot/shed, offer letter, payment of earnest money deposit

 

2

Allotment of plot/shed, payment of balance occupancy price, taking over possession thereof 

 

3

Application for issuance of NOC/SSI registration

 

4

Execution of Lease Agreement

 

5

Application for grant of connection for construction water

 

6

Application for grant of connection for construction power

 

1

Building completion/ Drainage completion/ Tree plantation certificate

 

2

Permission for mortgage

 

3

No objection certificate from Pollution Control Board

 

4

 

Final fire clearance

 

5

 

No objection certificate from Environment Department

 

6

Industrial safety permit

 

7

Sanction of permanent power

 

8

 

Sanction of permanent water and sewerage connection

 

The Act is applicable to non-seasonal factories employing 10 or more persons.

The Scheme has been extended to shops, hotels, restaurants, cinemas including preview theatres, road-motor transport undertakings and newspaper establishments employing 20* or more persons.

Learn more

Applicable for establishments employing 20 or more persons and engaged in industry notified under  Section 6  of Act.

Learn more