3 Year Tax Holiday To Start Ups in India, Inspector Raj Free 3 Years, Capital Gains Exemptions and Rs 10K Crores Corpus to fund Seed Capital
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up businesses, offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them.
He also announced a self-certification scheme in respect of nine labour and environment laws and said there will be no inspection during the first three years of launch of the venture.
Also, a liberalised patent regime is being brought to help start-up businesses register patents, for which the fee will be slashed by 80 per cent.
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India, which has the third-largest number of start-ups globally, will also support the ventures by removing the criteria of experience and turnover for bagging government procurement contracts.
Modi said profits earned by start-ups will be exempt from payment of income tax during the first three years of business. To boost financing, a 20 per cent tax on capital gains made on investments by entrepreneurs after selling own assets as well as government-recognised venture capitalists will also be exempt.
He further said an unencumbered easy exit option will be provided under the bankruptcy Act so that start-ups can exit within 90 days.