STPI Registration Kochi Kerala

STPI Registration in Kochi kerala

STPI is defined as Software Technology Parks of India which are playing a vital role in developing Information Technology segments in the country. The STPI section is maintained and controlled by Ministry of Electronics and Information technology and the services related to STPI is entirely tax exempted while exporting any products. It is necessary to do STPI registration if the person wants to do export-oriented units. Under Indian Income Tax Act 1961 of Section A, the process of registration is maintained and administered. STPI maintains internal engineering resources for providing consultation, training, and service implementation. The services cover system integration, network design, installation, operation and maintenance of application networks.

 STPI REGISTRATION PROCESS in  Kerala

Stage 1: Partnership/ LLP/Private  Ltd/ Public Ltd  Registration should be done.

Stage 2:  Applying to income tax department to obtain Permanent Account Number (PAN) or Corporate TAX ID & Tax deduction Account Number (TAN) to withhold & remit the withholding taxes

Stage 3: Applying to Joint Director General – Foreign Trade for obtaining Importer-Exporter Code (IEC)

Stage 4: Applying to Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to set up a 100% Export Oriented Unit (EOU)

Stage 5: Soon after receiving the Letter of Permission (LoP) from STPI, entering into a legal undertaking with STPI will take 45 days from the date of LoP.

Stage 6: Approaching Customs authorities to avail duty concessions by setting up a Private bonded warehouse.

Benefits of STPI Registration:

The STPI Scheme is a 100% export oriented scheme for the computer software development export that includes professional export services using physical media and communication links. As it focuses on one product/sector, the scheme is considered to be unique in nature. The scheme integrates the Government concept of 100% Export oriented units (EOUs), Export processing zone (EPZs) and science/technology parks concept as operating elsewhere in the globe. The unique feature of STP scheme is the provision of single point contact services for member units, enabling them for conducting export operations at a pace commensurate with international practices.

The significant benefits are:

  • Under single window clearance scheme approvals are given
  • A company can set up STPI unit anywhere in India
  • Foreign equity is permitted at 100%
  • Under STP units all the imports of Hardware & Software are duty-free, second-hand import of capital goods are also permitted
  • Usage of computer system for commercial training purpose is permissible subject to the condition that no computer terminals are installed outside the STP premises
  • Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) sale is permissible up to 50% of the export in value terms
  • The capital goods purchased through Domestic Tariff Area (D.T.A) are entitled to benefits like Excise Duty Exemption & reimbursement of Central Sales Tax (C.S.T)
  • For five years period, 100% depreciation on capital is allowed

The STPI’s objective is to enable the overall of growth of Information Technology industry and our country’s economy growth. Software Technology Parks of India main objectives are:

  • To promote and develop software and its services
  • By implementing STP/EHTP Scheme providing statutory services to the exporters
  • To provide consultancy services and project management services both at national and international levels.
  • By providing infrastructural statutory support to promote Bioinformatics/Biotechnology industries
  • By creating a favorable environment in the IT field for promoting small and medium entrepreneurs

Requirements for STPI Units Registration in Kerala

For Private Limited /Public Limited Company (A covering letter should contain all the following)

  1. Application duly filled in along with signature and rubber stamp on each page of the application
  2. A demand draft for Rs.2500/­ drawn in favor of Director, STPT payable at Trivandrum
  3. Project Report with marketing strategy, business focus & profile of the company
  4. Projected Balance Sheet for next 5 yrs
  5. Projected Cash flow Statement for next 5 yrs
  6. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Registrar of Companies and MoA (in original)
  7. Board Resolution for authorizing the person for signing the documents with regard to setting up STP unit on behalf of Company
  8. List of Board of Directors (as per the format given on next page)
  9. Proof of separate account exclusively for STP unit i.e. Banker’s Certificate (Viz. location, A/c No. etc.)
  10. Colored copy of PAN No. of the unit
  11. Colored copies of PAN Card of all the Directors
  12. Colored copy of Passport of all the Directors
  13. Copy of Form No – 32
  14. Copy of Form No – 18
  15. Copy of IEC Code
  16. Profile of all the Directors
  17. Copy of Lease deed/sale deed of Proposed Location of STP Unit Validity of Leased Agreement From: ________________To:__________
  18. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline

 

Proprietary Firm (A covering letter should contain all the following)

  1. Application Form duly filled by authorized signatory along with signature and rubber stamp on each paper
  2. A demand draft for Rs.2500/­ drawn in favor of Director, STPT payable at Trivandrum
  3. Project Report
  4. Projected Balance Sheet for next 5 yrs
  5. Projected Cash flow Statement for next 5 yrs
  6. Personal Information of Proprietor (as per the format given on next page)
  7. Colored copy of PAN Card of Proprietor
  8. Colored copies of Passport of Proprietor
  9. Proof of separate account exclusively for STP unit i.e. Banker’s Certificate (Viz. location, A/c No. etc.)
  10. Copy of IEC Code
  11. Bio Data of Proprietor
  12. Copy of Leased Agreement/Sale Deed
  13. Validity of Leased Agreement From:________________To:__________
  14. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline

 

Partnership Firm (A covering letter should contain all the following)

  1. Application Form duly filled by authorized signatory along with signature and rubber stamp on each paper
  2. A demand draft for Rs.2500/­ drawn in favor of Director, STPT payable at Trivandrum
  3. Project Report
  4. Projected Balance Sheet for next 5 yrs
  5. Projected Cash flow Statement for next 5 yrs
  6. Personal Information of Partners (as per the format given on next page)
  7. Passport Size Photographs
  8. Saving bank account no. of Partners
  9. Colored copy of PAN Card of Unit
  10. Colored copy of PAN Card of Partners
  11. Colored copies of Passport of Partners
  12. Proof of separate account exclusively for STP unit i.e. Banker’s Certificate (Viz. location, A/c No. etc.)
  13. Coy of Leased Deed
  14. Copy of IEC Code
  15. Partnership Deed
  16. Copy of Leased Agreement/Sale Deed
  17. Validity of Leased Agreement From: ________________To:__________
  18. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline
  19. In case of partnership firm, the signature should be verified from the ………………..

 

Requirements for Non -STPI Units Registration in Kerala

For Private / Public Limited Company (A Covering letter containing all the following)

  1. Application duly filled in along with signature and rubber stamp on each page of the application
  2. A demand draft for Rs.1000+Service taxes as applicable in the name of “STPI”
  3. Project Report
  4. MoA(in original)
  5. Board resolution for authorizing the person for the signing the documents
  6. List of Board of Directors (as per the format given on next page
  7. Colored copy of PAN No. of the unit
  8. Colored copies of PAN Card of all the Directors
  9. Colored copy of Passport of all the Directors
  10. Copy of Form No – 32
  11. Copy of Form No – 18
  12. Copy of IEC Code
  13. Profile of all the Directors
  14. Copy of Lease deed/sale deed of Proposed Location of STP Unit Validity of Leased Agreement From:______To:_______
  15. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline

 

For of Partnership Firm (A Covering letter containing all the following)

  1. Application duly filled in along with signature and rubber stamp on each page of the application
  2. A demand draft for Rs.1000+Service taxes as applicable in the name of “STPI”.
  3. Project Report
  4. Personal Information of Partners (as per the format given on next page)
  5. Passport size photographs
  6. Saving bank account no. of Partners
  7. Colored copy of PAN Card of unit
  8. Colored copies of PAN Card of Partners
  9. Colored copy of Passport of all the Partners
  10. Copy of IEC Code
  11. Partnership Deed
  12. Copy of Lease deed/sale deed of Proposed Location of STP Unit Validity of Leased Agreement From:______To:_______
  13. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline
  14. In case of partnership firm, the signature should be
  15. Verified from the other partner(s)

 For of Proprietary Firm (A Covering letter containing all the following)

  1. Application duly filled in along with signature and rubber stamp on each page of the application
  2. A demand draft for Rs.1000+Service taxes as applicable in the name of “STPI”.
  3. Project Report
  4. Personal Information of proprietor (as per the information given on next page)
  5. Colored copy of PAN card of proprietor
  6. Colored copy of passport of proprietor
  7. Copy of IEC code
  8. Bio-Data of proprietor
  9. Copy of Lease deed/sale deed of Proposed Location of STP Unit Validity of Leased Agreement From:______To:_______
  10. Detail of Export Order in Hand/Pipeline