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Startup Registration

What is Startup Registration?
Startup registration refers to the process of officially establishing a startup company as a legal entity. It involves registering the startup with the relevant government authorities and obtaining the necessary licences and permits to operate legally. The specific registration requirements may vary depending on the country and jurisdiction where the startup is being established.
Benefits of Startup Registrations
  • Self certification
  • Tax Exemptions
  • IPR Rebates
  • Transparent operations and easy closure
  • Multiple funding facilities
  • Tax Holiday.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The company’s overall age can be ten years or less.
  • Approval by the DIPP – Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is mandatory.
  • Check whether incorporated companies from the existing businesses aren’t eligible.
  • Being a private limited company is one of the prerequisites to meet the Startup India eligibility.
  • There is no eligibility to avail the startup India scheme benefits if your company’s total turnover exceeds INR 25 crores.
Documents required for startup registration
  • Director’s Complete Profile Verification Details.
  • PAN Card.
  • Written Proof related to your official website, link, or pitch deck. Needed for validation, speaking, early traction, or a staged startup.
  • Startup’s incorporation or Registration Certificate.
  • Details about patent and trademark.
  • Trademark
  • Articles of Association/Incorporation
  • A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Employee Contracts and Offer Letters
  • Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Bylaws
  • Intellectual Property Assignment Agreements
  • Founder/ Co Founder Agreement
  • Business Plan/Pitch Deck
The registration process typically involves the following Procedure:

Choose a Business Structure: Determine the legal structure for your startup, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation. The structure will have implications for ownership, liability, and taxation.

Choose a Business Name : Select a unique and appropriate name for your startup that complies with the naming guidelines provided by the government authorities. Ensure that the chosen name is not already registered or trademarked by another entity.

Register with the Government : File the necessary registration forms and documents with the appropriate government agency or registrar. This may involve submitting information about the business structure, ownership details, business address, and other relevant information.

Obtain Licences and Permits : Identify and acquire any specific licences or permits required for your startup's industry or activities. This could include general business licences, professional licences, health and safety permits, or industry-specific permits.

Tax Registration : Register your startup for taxation purposes. Obtain a tax identification number and ensure compliance with the tax regulations and obligations of your jurisdiction. This may involve registering for value-added tax (VAT), sales tax, employer identification numbers, or other relevant tax requirements.

Employment and Labor Compliance : Understand and comply with the labour and employment laws in your jurisdiction. This includes adhering to regulations related to hiring employees, employment contracts, minimum wage laws, benefits, and workplace safety.

Intellectual Property Protection : Consider protecting your startup's intellectual property, such as trademarks, copyrights, or patents. Consult with legal experts to understand the appropriate steps and requirements for safeguarding your intellectual property assets.

Types of Start up Registration

The startups consider Two significant types of Intellectual Property agreements-

  • Intellectual Property assignment agreement- It tells whether or not your startup is capable enough of attracting beneficial investments from potential investors.
  • Technological Assignment Agreement- It is formed between startup and shareholder. Here, shareholders assign their IP to the company and it is applicable while employees create their innovative products.
How can StartUp Tax Suvidha help you?

In case you plan to or have started a new business, you must register it under the startup registration process. We have a competent team of experts and professionals who can help you register for this service in the most appropriate manner. You can consult the professionals here for any query related to the eligibility of the criteria as well. You will be required to share all your data and thereon will be successfully registered under the startup registration program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting your startup registered is relatively easy nowadays. You only need to submit some essential documents. Here’s the list of documents for registering a startup in India.

entity must fulfil specific criteria to be eligible for registration with Startup India. Here is a detailed breakdown of the eligibility criteria for the Startup-up India Scheme.

An entity can be considered a start up when Turnover of the entity for any of the financial years since incorporation has not exceeded one hundred crore rupees.

An entity shall cease to be a Startup on completion of ten years from the date of its incorporation or if its turnover for any previous year exceeds one hundred crore rupees.

Yes, on successful registration, you would be able to download a system generated verifiable certificate of recognition.

It is advised that only one mobile number of the authorised representative of the entity is provided at the time of registration.

The time frame for obtaining a start up registration certificate is typically a month.