How to register company in India?

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How to register company in India?

Finding the right business structure is a vital key for any business to create an impact in their industry. So, there is a need for you to find out the different strategies, rules and regulations, official procedures, documents and other requirements, and other processes to make the right decision. Greenvissage is the industry-leading services provider relating to company registration in India. Know all the essential requirements regarding the company registration details which are explained below for your reference.


Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique ten digit alpha numeric identification that’s issued to each taxpayer – Business, Individuals, Trusts, HUFs, Foreign Citizens and more. PAN card or number is issued by the Income Tax Department. PAN card is extremely important form of identity and is mandatory for Indian Citizens starting a company or LLP. While applying for DIN, you are required to provide your permanent account number (PAN) details and to be verified in the process of your business registration. PAN is mainly used by the Income Tax Department to keep a check on financial transactions that could carry a taxable component. PAN is now required for many mundane transactions like remitting high value cash deposits, obtaining a loan, purchasing a property and more. If you are looking for guidance regarding the requirement of PAN to register a company in Pune or around India, you can consult with our senior advisor to come up with necessary actions

TAN stands for Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number. It is a ten digit alphanumeric number thats allotted to those who are supposed to deduct tax at source or TDS. TAN number or TAN registration is very important for businesses deducting tax at source and is required to be quoted in TDS or TCS return. Failure to apply TAN when required can attract a penalty. Once TAN is obtained, TDS returns must be filed quarterly by the business.






One of the primary requirements for setting up businesses in India is the Shop and Establishment Act, enacted by every state in India. Shop act is preliminary to regulate payment of wages, hours of work, leave, holidays, terms of service and other work conditions of people employed in shop and commercial establishments.

The Shop and Establishment Act in India is managed by the state and may also differ from state to state. It is important to note that all shops and commercial establishments operating within each state are covered by the respective Shop & Establishments Act.

Shops are defined as premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers, and includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or work place.

Establishments are defined as shop, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating-house, theatre or other places of public amusement or entertainment.

Further, establishments as defined by the act may also include such other establishments as defined by the Government by notification in the Official Gazette. However, factories are not covered by the shops & establishments act and are regulated by the Factories Act, 1948.

Greenvissage assist in understanding the applicability of the shops and establishment law and also assist in filing the necessary application to obtain the shop act license. Typically shop act license is issued for a period and needs to be renewed accordingly.

If you are looking for company registration details, then you should also know about the key areas which are regulated by the shop and establishment act which includes:

  • Working hours
  • Interval time for meals and rest
  • Employment of women or young person
  • Opening and closing hours
  • Leave policy
  • Closing days
  • Weekly holidays
  • Deduction of wages
  • Wages for holidays
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Fire precautions
  • Record keeping



Import Export (IE) Code is a registration required for importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IE Codes when issued can be used by the entity throughout its existence. An IE Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal. So once a IE Code is obtained, it can be used by that entity for all its import or export transactions.

IE Code application is required to be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents online. The IE code must be quoted by the importers in the means of while clearing customs. In addition to that, the importers IE code is required by the banks while transferring money abroad. Typically PAN, Cancelled cheque, applicant photo is required for submitting an IEC application.

IE Code does not require any the filing of recurring returns. Greenvissage helps you with the registration of Import and Export code in Pune and other major cities in India with the process of your company registration.

The key factors to register for the IE code are:

  • It is required for all importers who import goods into India.
  • IE code doesn’t require the filling of any return.
  • Even individuals in a business who are proprietors can obtain IE code in their name.
  • The exporters who are exporting the goods or services from India will also require an IE code.
  • As mentioned above, an IE code id issued for a lifetime and required no renewal.






Software Technology Park of India – STPI is a society established in 1991 by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the export of software from India.

There are typically two types of units under STPI compliance – STPI and Non-STPI.   STPI is a unit which is registered as software export unit and the premises of which is also bonded with Customs department.   Non-STPI unit are only registered with STPI authority which enables the unit to submit the SOFTEX, Quarterly Performance report and Annual Performance report.

Therefore it is mandate for each unit which is engaged in export of software to obtain at least registration as Non-STPI unit and submit the necessary SOFTEX, Annual Performance Report and Quarterly Performance Report with STPI. With highly experienced professionals, Greenvissage helps you with the registration of STPI process while setting up your company registration in India.


A trademark is a symbol, which could be in the form of

  • word,
  • name,
  • device,
  • label or
  • numerals

These unique symbols are used for the purpose of distinguishing goods or services from other similar goods or services. A registered trademark is an intangible asset or intellectual property for a business and is used to protect the company’s investment in the brand or symbol. A trademark can be registered only if it is distinctive from other registered trademarks. Proposed trademarks that are similar or identical to an existing registered trademark cannot be registered. Also, trademarks are cannot be registered if it is offensive, generic, deceptive, not distinctive, contains specially protected emblems, etc.,

Trademarks in India are registered by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. A registered trademark owner gets a right to sue for damages when infringements of trademarks occur. Once a trademark is registered, ‘(R)’ symbol can be used and the registration will be valid for 10 years. Registered trademarks nearing expiry can be renewed by filing a trademark renewal application for a period of another 10 years.

Greenvissage can help in understanding whether the trademark is available for registration and then assist in making the necessary filing. Apart from trademark filing Greenvissage also assist in services related to submission of trademark objection reply, trademark opposition, and trademark renewal. So, you can rely on us for all type of services which are related to trademark and we will assist you in each and every aspect to create an ideal strategy for your business.

Copyright is similar to trademark, which gives is a legal protection to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. Copyright give the owner of the work certain safeguard to ensure the intellectual work is protected and creativity is rewarded. Copyright includes a bundle of right like the rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work.






Typically any industry who’s operation or process includes discharge sewerage or trade effluent into the environment or likely to emit any air pollution into the atmosphere will have to obtain consent of the State Pollution Control Board under the provisions of Water (P & CP) Act, 1974 and Air (P & CP) Act, 1981.

Similarly any industry / process generating, storing, transporting, disposing or handling hazardous waste as defined in schedule 1 and 2 of Hazardous waste (Handing and Management) Rules, 1989, as amended in 2000 are required to obtain authorization from MPC Board under the said rules.

Types of consent:

  • Consent to Establish: All the industries and activities needing consent must obtain permission to establish before the actual commencement of the works for establishing the industry/activity.
  • Consent to Operate: This consent needs to be taken before the actual commencement of production including trial production. This consent is valid for a specific duration.
  • Renewal of Consent to Operate: The consent to operate is renewed after a certain period.

Greenvissage can help understand whether registration under pollution control is required along with the necessary process and approach to obtain the same. Apart from filing necessary applications Greenvissage also assists in liaisoning with the department and submission of necessary returns.


Every factory in India has to abide by Factories Act 1948. According to the law the first action required is to initiate the registration of the establishment under factories act. This helps in facilitating the risk management at workplace and the total implementation of Safety and Health Management Systems in factory premises.

There are various documents that are required in order to obtain the registration. But most importantly are:

  • Grampanchayat NOC copy in name of Company
  • Final drawing copy of factory and layout copy
  • Manufacturing process of each product with the flow diagram

Greenvissage can not only assist in understanding the detailed procedure and applicability of factory license. But we can also assist in filing of the application for obtaining factory license which includes necessary Liaising with the department. So,with respect to all the aspects regarding how to register a company in India, we deliver you the ideal solutions for all the requirements that you are looking for.






Udyog Aadhar is a registration which can be obtained by micro, small, medium sized businesses in India under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act, 2006 (MSMED).

Previous Udyog Aadhar was referred as MSME registration. In order to ease the process Udyog Aadhar registration and made completely online by the Government and MSME registration has been merged with the same.

Udyog Aadhaar is being obtained for the following purpose:

  • To enable the micro, small and medium enterprises to efficiently compete with the international competition;
  • To promote the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises on large scale to effectively tackle the widespread problems of unemployment and poverty;
  • To extend benefits of various government scheme at one stop to the SSI units;
  • To safeguard SSI from financial harassment in the hands of big industries.


Manufacturing Sector

Service Sector

Micro Enterprise

Upto Rs. 25 lakhs investment in plant & machinery

Upto Rs. 10 lakhs investment in equipment

Small Enterprise

Upto Rs.5 crore investment in plant & machinery

Upto Rs.2 crores investment in equipment

Medium Enterprise

Upto Rs.10 crore investment in plant & machinery

Upto Rs.5 crores investment in equipment

Any service business having an investment in equipment of more than Rs. 5 crores or a manufacturing business having an investment in plant & machinery of more than Rs. 10 crores would not be eligible for obtaining Udyog Aadhar registration.


Safety is a one of the important aspect while setting up a commercial establishment. Considering this there are various commercial organisation which are required to obtain Fire License or No objection certificate. As per the provisions under the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006, it is compulsory to possess a Fire License or No-Objection Certificate to obtain a building plan approval from the Authority. Fire Services Department issues fire license to verify the conformity of requirements of fire safety measures of premises.

Why it is required to obtain Fire NOC:

The person is required to obtain a fire NOC or fire license under the following conditions:

  • Fire license is a needed for anyone seeking trade license or occupancy certificate from the civic body in the state.
  • Fire license is expected to carry out businesses and trading operations, as listed under the State disaster and fire services Department.
  • Fire license is required to confirm that construction of the building is resistant or unlikely to adopt any fire-related disaster.
  • In Maharashtra, Fire License or No Objection Certificate is valid for one year of the date of issue. Hence, it has to be renewed every year.






GST is an indirect tax which has replaced many indirect taxes in India. The Goods and Service Tax Act was passed in the Parliament on 29th March 2017. The Act came into effect on 1st July 2017; Goods & Services Tax law in India is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that is levied on every value addition.

GST is one indirect tax for the entire country.

Advantages of GST

GAT has its own effect and impacted with different advantages and in main it removed the cascading effect on the sale of goods and services. With this, here mentioned some of the main advantages of GST

  • Lesser compliances
    It is defined treatment for e-commerce
  • The impact of GST has increased the efficiency in logistics.
  • The GST helped in regulating the unorganized sectors.
  • It has implemented the composition scheme for small businesses.
  • It offers a higher threshold for registration.
  • The online simpler procedure under GST

GST registration is mandatory for-

Any business whose turnover in a financial year exceeds Rs 20 lakhs (Rs 10 lakhs forNorth Eastern and hill states).
[Note: If your turnover is supply of only exempted goods/services which are exempt under GST, this clause does not apply.]

  • Anyone who drives inter-state supply of goods
  • Casual taxable person (see below)
  • Non-Resident taxable person
  • Agents of a supplier
  • Those paying tax under the reverse charge mechanism
  • Input service distributor (see below)
  • E-commerce operator or aggregator*
  • Person who supplies via e-commerce aggregator
  • Personsupplying online information and database access or retrieval services from a place outside India to a person in India, other than a registered taxable person

A person who occasionally supplies goods and/or services in a territory where GST is applicable but he does not have a fixed place of business. Such a person will be treated as a casual taxable person as per GST.

‘Input Service Distributor’ means an office of the supplier of goods/services which receives tax invoices on receipt of common input services and issues tax invoices for the purpose of distributing the credit of CGST/SGST/IGST paid on the said services to your branch with same PAN. (It must be a supplier of taxable goods /services having the same PAN as that of the office referred to above).

Thus, only credit on ‘input services’ can be distributed and not on input goods or capital goods.

  • Every person has to apply for registration in every State in which he is liable, within thirty days from the date on which he becomes liable to registration.
  • Casual/ non-residents should apply at least five days before their commencement of business.
  • Registration number in GST will be PAN based
  • The assessee must obtain separate registration for each State, as registration under GST will be State-wise
  • The assessee has an option to obtain a separate registration for each of the ‘business vertical’ in the same State.
  • A casual taxable person or a non-resident taxable person shall apply for registration at least five days prior to the commencement of business. Section 24 provides for special provisions relating to casual taxable person and non-resident under GST.
  • Casual/non-resident taxable person may obtain a temporary registration for a period of 90 days (extendable for additional 90 days).
  • A person who obtains registration u/s 24, will be required to make advance deposit of GST (based on his estimated tax liability).
  • Application for GST registration shall be made within 30 days from the date on which he becomes liable to GST registration, in every state or union territory in which he is so liable.
  • A person seeking GST registration under this act shall be granted a single GST registration in a state or union territory.
  • If a person has multiple business verticals in a state or union territory, he may be granted a separate GST registration for each business vertical.
  • A person may have voluntary GST registration though not liable to be registered under the GST act and all provisions of this act are applicable to such person.
  • A person will be treated as distinct persons for each GST registration for the purposes of this It means two or more units of the same person will be treated as distinct.
  • Establishments in each state or union territory of a person, shall be treated as establishments of distinct persons for the purposes of this act.
    Permanent account number is compulsory for grant of GST registration.
  • Where a person fails to obtain GST registration, the proper officer may, proceed to register such person in such manner as may be prescribed.
  • PAN of the GST registration applicant
  • Proof of business registration or incorporation certificate
  • Identity and Address proof of promoters with photographs
  • Address proof for the place of business
  • Bank account statement showing name and address and a few transactions
  • Class 2 digital signature for the authorized signatory
  • Contact us for GST filing services

Professional Tax

A person or an employer becoming liable to pay tax shall apply within 30 days for professional tax.

GST is one indirect tax for the entire country.

Advantages of GST

GAT has its own effect and impacted with different advantages and in main it removed the cascading effect on the sale of goods and services. With this, here mentioned some of the main advantages of GST

  • Lesser compliances
    It is defined treatment for e-commerce
  • The impact of GST has increased the efficiency in logistics.
  • The GST helped in regulating the unorganized sectors.
  • It has implemented the composition scheme for small businesses.
  • It offers a higher threshold for registration.
  • The online simpler procedure under GST

Every self-employed professional and any entity employing one or more employees should register for profession tax.


There are some of the states which are imposed with the profession tax in India and they are: Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Telangana,Tripura, and Sikkim.

The above statements explain you in detail regarding how to start a company in India. Here are the reasons, why clients rely on us for the company registration services

  • One Point Contact: Assigning a client manager for each of our client who acts as a single point of contact for all type of processes such as registration, compliances and others.
  • Time Saving: You can access and complete all the monthly compliances in a short span of time with your client manager.
  • Endless Support: For all your queries, you can get in touch with your client manager at any time.
  • No Hidden Pricing: There will be no hidden pricing in any of the assignments where each and every pricing detail will be communicated with the clients for every assignment

Profession tax is a tax on all kinds of professions, trades, and employments and levied based on the income of such profession, trade and employment. It is levied on employees, person carrying on business including freelancers, professionals etc subject to income exceeding the monetary threshold if any. Profession tax is applicable only in some states of India and is levied by the state government.

It may be noted that profession tax is a deductible amount for the purpose of Income-tax Act 1961 and can be deducted from taxable income.

Profession tax is collected by the commercial tax department of the state. The commercial tax department of the respective states collects it which ultimately reaches the fund of municipal corporation.

Person responsible to pay profession tax

In case of employees, an employer is the person responsible to deduct and pay profession tax to the state government subject to monetary threshold if any provided by respective state’s legislation. Additionally, employer (corporates, partnership firms, sole proprietorship etc) also being a person carrying on trade/profession is also required to pay profession tax on his trade/profession again subject to monetary threshold if any provided by respective state’s legislation. In such a case, employer needs to register and obtain profession tax registration certificate to be able to pay profession tax on it’s trade/profession and obtain professional tax enrolment certificate to be able to deduct the tax from it’s employees and pay. Further, separate registration may be required for each office depending on respective state’s legislation.

Persons who are carrying on freelancing business without any employees are also required to register themselves subject to monetary threshold if any provided by respective state’s legislation.

  • ID & address proof of the director.
  • Passport size photo of the Director.
  • MOA/AOA in case of company.
  • Certificate of incorporation of the company
  • PAN card of company
  • Bank account of company: Cancelled cheque and bank statement

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