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Startup India Registration - Process, Procedure, Document Required, Fees, Eligibility, Duration

Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, under the administration of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The initiative is intended to boost the Indian economy and encourage entrepreneurship. Start-up India, Stand-up India was initiated in January 2016 by the Government of India to uplift and grow Indian Startups. The DIPP (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) registration comes with several advantages that startups can leverage by registering a business entity under the Startup India scheme


Eligibility criteria for the Startup India certificate 

  • A Private Limited Company, Registered Partnership Firm, or a Limited Liability Partnership.
  • The company should be newly formed, it should not be formed by splitting up or reconstructing an existing business. 
  • Its turnover should be less than INR 100 crores in any of the previous financial years.
  • An entity is regarded as a startup for up to 10 years from the date of its inception.
  • The business concept should drive towards innovation or bringing improvement of any existing products, services, and processes. 
  • It should have the prospects of creating employment.



Who is not eligible for Startup India recognition? 

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • The company was established by the notary partnership deed 
  • Once annual turnover exceeds INR 100 crores
  • The company is older than 10 years



Advantages of Startup India Registration 

1- Tax Exemption

A company registered under the Startup India Scheme is eligible to apply for an exemption of income tax under section 80 IAC of the Income Tax Act. It can avail tax exemption for 3 consecutive financial years out of the first 10 years. 


2- Angel Tax Exemption 

A Startup with the certification can avail of tax exemption benefits from the funds received as angel investment. The exemption is provided if the total amount of paid-up share capital and share premium doesn’t surpass INR 25 Crore after the proposed issue of shares. 


3- Rebate in Trademark and Patent Application Fees 

The Startup registered under this scheme is entitled to a rebate on the government fees for filing a trademark application. They can also get an 80% rebate on Patent applications and the benefits of the fast-tracking applications.


4- Self-Certification 

The Startup can self-certify its compliance under 6 Labour Laws and 3 Environmental Laws, for a period of 05 years from the date of its inception. 


5- Government Tenders 

Registering an entity under the DIPP recognition scheme assists the Startups to apply for Government tenders. Startups recognized under DIPP are exempted from giving the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) while filing government tenders.


6- Interaction Platform for Startups 

Networking is an important key for any entrepreneur to get recognition in the market. After registering under the DIPP scheme, the startup gets a platform to meet other startups at different fests and summits organized by the Government, and benefit from the wider exposure.


7- Faster Exit 

The startup entities registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs can exit on a fast-track basis. Under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Startups with a simple debt structure or that meet particular income specified criteria can be wound up within 90 days of applying for bankruptcy.

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Startup India Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Startup India Hub is a one-stop platform for all stakeholders to interact amongst each other, share knowledge and make successful business relations.
1. Investors add their functional experience and knowledge of working with the vision for smooth operations. 2. They use their network for raising funds from other investors also. 3. They help in sourcing the right management for the company to achieve the business goals efficiently. 4. VCs assist with marketing strategy for your product/service.
Yes, One Person Company is a form of a company and thus it is entitled to be recognized as a “Startup”.
Registering on Startup India is a very simple process. Click on Register as a user icon on the top right hand corner of , You will be required to fill details. like your name, email address, etc. You will get a one time password for verification as well as a link to set a new password.
The system is build to easily connect you to the relevant stakeholders based on your industry and preferred stage. Under the profile of every enabler there will be an option to “connect/apply”. Upon clicking, a request will be sent to the respective profile for acceptance.
You will be required to provide the below documents for Startup India Registration. • COI: Certification of incorporation from MCA • PAN Card • Constitutional documents • List of Directors, DPs, and Members • Social Links • Fund related documents • IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Registration • Awards/ Certificate • Annual Statements/Income Tax Return (ITR)
By registering under this scheme your entity will be eligible for availing tax benefits but to gain advantage from it, you need to separately apply for it on the portal of Startup India.

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