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Updated on 25 Nov 2020    9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

STPI Registration in India

STPI stands for software technology parks of India. It is a recognized government agency established in India in year 1991, controlled and maintained by ministry of Communication and information technology. It is considered as 100% tax free zone for software experts. STPI’s are formed by the government in order to boost the computer software and other allied IT products in the country. They are 100% tax exempted export oriented units registered under section 10 of the income tax act, 1961. It enjoys 100% tax incentives, duty free import and 100% foreign equity & CST reimbursements on every transaction. Government specified some rules & regulations for STPI registration & it should be properly followed for better management.

The following rules & regulations should be followed at the time of STPI registration –

  • Complete company profile
  • Estimate of capital goods requirement
  • Capital structure
  • Earnings from export
  • Different areas of expertise
  • Foreign collaboration

Who Can Become a STP Member?

Following can become a STP member :

  • An Indian company
  • A subsidiary of foreign company
  • A branch office of foreign company
What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

Things to take care while filing STPI Registration?

You must take care of the following things while filing STPI registration –

  1. Application form should be filled in a prescribed format
  2. Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  3. Articles of Association (AOA)
  4. Complete details of CEO
  5. Project details & business plan

Documents Required for STPI Registration

The documents required for STPI registration are as follows –

  • Application form to be filled in the prescribed format.
  • Memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Board resolution in order to setup STP unit and persons authorized to sign & submit the application form
  • Biodata of person heading the unit operation/CEO
  • Project report/Business plan comprises of –
    • Company profile
    • Promoter’s background
    • Marketing strategy
    • Expertise unit area/services offered
    • Manpower plans
    • Future plans
    • Rent agreement copy
    • Invoice copy of the internet service provider
    • List of proposed capital goods to be acquired from abroad & within India.
    • Short description on the parent company and the activities proposed to be carried out by the Indian entity (In case of foreign entity participation)
    • Details of financial or technical foreign collaborator
    Financial statements -
    • Cost of project
    • Source of finance
    • Projected P&L
    • Projected balance sheet
    • Projected cash flow statement
    • Projected fund flow statement
    • Export workings (as per transfer pricing guidelines wherever applicable)
    Projected income from generation, capital expenditure & cash flows for coming 5 years.
    • Aggregate details of foreign exchange inflow & outflow for first 5 years
    • Estimated details of number of employees & wage bill for first 5 years
    • Other documents including copy of service agreement signed with –
    • (i) Parent company (ii) Clients (iii) Master service agreement (iv) PO with clients

How Finacbooks help in STPI Registration?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience helping individuals in setting up STPI units. We will guide you through the entire process of STPI registration. To avail the best deals on STPI registration. Kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

STPI Registration FAQ’s

STPI stands for software technology parks of India. It is 100% tax exempted export oriented units registered under section 10 of the income tax act, 1961 made in order to boost the computer software and other allied IT products in a country.

The following investments are allowed in an STP unit –
  • 100% FDI
  • NRI Repatriable
  • NRI non-Repatriable
  • Resident holding & combination
Time frame of an STP unit depends upon the pattern of investment and the following factors below –
  • Type of investment authority chosen for approval time
  • 100% resident holding director – STPI One week
  • 100% Foreign direct investment – FIPB – 4-6 weeks
Yes, STP operations can be carried out from any location across the country.
Yes, a unit operating under STP scheme can always expand its operations or even move to a new location.

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