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Startup India Registration - DPIIT

Startup India Registration with the DPIIT is mandatory for startups established in India to avail of tax benefits, concessions on IPR filing, and reduced compliances. SetIndiabiz is an online platform that provides consultation and professional services to startups at the most competitive prices. We render our services through our highly qualified and skilled team of dedicated professionals, who ensure that the best quality services are being provided to you. Our primary goal is to assist entrepreneurs in setting up their businesses in India with utmost ease and comfort, and consequently move towards its prosperity.
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Startup India Registration

We help plan and prepare for Startup India Registration, draft documents, & file with the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the government of India Startup India Initiatives.

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Note: The basic DPIIT Recognition does not confer tax benefits U/s 80IAC. After the basic startup recognition is obtained, you may avail our services for making appropriate application for Tax Benefits U/s 80IAC.

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Meaning of Startup under the Startup India Scheme

Startup India is a flagship programme of the Indian government, introduced in January 2016. It aims to create a robust ecosystem for nurturing startups and their innovative products, in order to achieve long-term economic growth and large-scale employment in India. The primary objective of this scheme is to provide a number of legal, tax and funding benefits to startups and reduce their cost of compliances, so that they can focus on the growth and expansion of their business in the initial stages of their establishment.
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Startup India Registration Eligibility

The eligibility conditions for businesses to be qualified for Startup India registration, have been mentioned in the Gazette Notification issued by the DPIIT, on the 19th Of February, 2019. The conditions have been drawn on the basis of the date of incorporation, types of businesses, turnover limits, nature, and outcome of business activities. A list of all such eligibility conditions have been mentioned below.

Eligibility Conditions for Startup India Registration

Date of Incorporation

Businesses must not be older than 10 years from the date of their incorporation in order to be qualified as startups.

Type of Business

Businesses that qualify as startups include a registered Partnership Firm, An LLP, and a Private Limited Company. Note that an unincorporated entity is not eligible for Startup India Registration.

Turnover of Business

The turnover of the business qualified as a Startup must not have exceeded Rs.10 crores in any of the financial years since its incorporation.

Nature of business activity

The startup should be focused on improving existing products and services through invention and innovation.

Outcome of the Business Activity

The startup should increase employment opportunities in India exponentially. Additionally, it must also contribute to the growth and development of the Indian Economy.

Original Entity

The business qualified as a startup must be original, and not formed by splitting up or reconstructing an existing business..

Following are not eligible for Startup India Registration

  1. Sole Proprietorship
  2. Firm constitute by the notary partnership deed
  3. Once annual turnover exceeds INR 100 crores
  4. The company is older than 10 years.
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Process of Startup Registration

A startup established in India must mandatorily receive a recognition from the Department of Promotion of of Industry and Internal Trade. For this purpose an online application must be filled and submitted on the Startup India portal, along with the list of supporting documents uploaded in the digital format. Given below is a stepwise procedure for Startup Recognition and Startup Registration in India.
STEP 1 – Incorporate your Startup
As we have already mentioned above, an unincorporated business entity cannot qualify for Startup India Registration. The types of businesses that qualify as startups include a registered Partnership Firm, a Limited Liability Partnership, and a Private Limited Company. Note that since a One Person Company is also incorporated as a “Private Limited Company”, it also stands eligible for Startup India Registration.
STEP 2 – Register on the Startup India Portal
To obtain Startup India registration, you shall have to first register your startup on the Startup India Portal. For this purpose, you shall have to furnish the contact details of your startup, including the mobile number, and the e-mail ID, along with the name of the startup.
The contact details shall be verified by an OTP sent to the e-mail address and the mobile number. After a successful registration, you shall receive a login ID and password on your email address.
STEP 3 – Login on the Startup India Portal
Use the login credentials sent to your email to login on the Startup India Portal. An application form shall appear on the screen, which must be filled out and submitted for a successful startup registration.
STEP 4 – Fill out the application for Startup Registration
To fill out the application for startup registration, you’re required to first select the stage in which your startup currently is. The given options for status of your startup includes ideation, when the idea of the startup has been formulated, validation, where the minimum value product has been introduced in the market, early traction, where the startup has just started earning revenues and gaining customers, and scaling, where the startup has planned to scale up its operations.
You shall have to fill in other basic details about the business, its members, business plan, funding, and the proposed business activities. After filling out all the details and attaching the required documents with the application you can submit the same on the Startup India portal.
STEP 5 – Obtain DIPP recognition and registrtaion
In case you have not obtained startup recognition from DPIIT, another form appears on the screen immediately after you submit the startup registration application. You can fill out this form in order to receive DPIIT recognition for your startup. You must fill out this form, choose the tax exemptions that you wish to avail, and submit the application along with the required supporting documents.
STEP 6 – Obtain Certificate of Recognition
After you submit the application for DIPP recognition to the DPIIT, it shall issue a Certificate of Recognition to your startup, as a conclusive proof that it has been recognised as a startup business by the Government of India.

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List of Documents Required for DPIIT recognition

For DIPP recognition of your startup, the following self-attested documents by the authorised startup representative are to be filed in digital format. The filers are advised to properly scan the documents to avoid rejection of the application by the DPIIT.
  1. Incorporation/Registration Certificate
  2. Director details
  3. Patent and trademark details (Optional)
  4. PAN
  5. Authorisation letter
  6. Aadhar of the Authorised Signatory

List of Documents Required for DPIIT recognition

As we have already discussed earlier, the applicant for startup registration shall have to first select the stage in which his startup currently exists, and fill the details accordingly. The documents required to be filed with the application also depend on the stage of the startup. Given below is a list of stage specified documents required for startup registration in India.
Stagewise Additional Document Requirement
S.No Idea Stage Documents Requirement
1
Ideation
No additional documents required
2
Validation
Proof of Concept in form or Pitch Deck / Website link
3
Early Traction
Pitch Deck / Video Presentation and Website link mandatory
4
Scaling
Pitch Deck / Video Presentation and Website link mandatory

Frequently Asked Questions

Businesses established as startups in India must be recognized under the Scheme by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. The process for DPIIT registration is completely online and the application form for the same is available on the official website of Startup India. After the DIPP Recognition of your Startup, you shall receive a Certificate of recognition as a conclusive proof of the DIPP recognition.

Yes, an existing organisation that matches the conditions outlined in the eligibility section on this page can make an application for startup registration.

The types of businesses ineligible for startup registration are as follows:

  1. Sole Proprietorship
  2. Unregistered Partnership Firm
  3. The annual turnover in any financial year after incorporation exceeds Rs.100 crores
  4. The company is older than 10 years

The Startup India platform has a tab called ECOSYSTEM where you can connect with other startups, investors, or incubators after obtaining the startup India registration on the Startup India Portal.

There is no government fee or charge for Startup India registration. However, we charge a nominal professional fee in case you avail of our services.
Yes, as long as the foreign company has at least one registered office address in India.

An processing time of Startup India Registration is determined by the government’s review of the application’s information and documents.

An entity is considered a startup for ten years from the incorporation date or until the turnover exceeds Rs. 100 crore in any financial year, the maximum is increased to Rs. 100 crore.
DPIIT is the short form of The Department of Industrial Policy, Promotion, and Internal Trade. It is responsible for issuing a Certificate of Recognition to the businesses registered as Startups in India.

A: Because a one-person company is also registered under the Companies Act, 2013, it is eligible for startup recognition and startup registration. 

No, entities formed through the division or reconstruction of an existing business are not eligible for Startup registration.

Yes, DIPP recognition for startups is not the same as Startup India Registration. The entity must be registered under the DIPP’s Startup India Scheme in order to benefit from the scheme. Creating an account on the Startup India website does not entitle you to DIPP recognition as a startup.

Yes, setIndiaBiz is an online platform that serves all over India. No matter where you do business, all you need is an internet connection on your phone or computer, and we’ll take care of the rest.

No, you do not need to be physically present during the process. All services that we offer, including that of Startup India recognition, are completely online. So, all you need is an internet connection on your phone/computer and the relevant documents, and we can get the job done regardless of where you are in India.

In most cases, a Startup India registration certificate application is refused because the proposed business activity does not qualify as innovative and effective under the startup India scheme. This is where we come to the rescue of our young entrepreneurs. Our experts create a detailed and comprehensive explanation of the business activity, and ensure that your business fulfils conditions of eligibility for Startup India Registration, including those regarding scalability, job creation, distinctiveness, social and environmental impact, and more. Our Startup India certificate issuance success record is more than 98%.