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Lex Koterie LLP a leading professional firm deals in registration consultant service and other license service. We are engaged in offering an optimum quality array of Registration Consultant Service for our esteemed customers. Offered array of registration services is rendered as per quality norms defined by the same industry. In addition to this, these registration services are admired for their timely execution.

Backed by years of experience in this domain, we have been able to offer the finest collection of Service Tax Consultants Service. These services are acknowledged for client focus approach. Apart from this, these services are offered within the requested time.

Our value added services include:
  • Selection of most appropriate registration.
  • Various Registration Instrument Drafting.
  • Undertake complete paper work.
  • Bank account opening assistance.
  • Follow-ups to ensure timely delivery.
  • End-to-end co-ordination with the registrar.
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Shop & Establishment Registration

Registration of Shops & Establishments

As a business owner of a shop or establishment, you are compulsorily required to get the same registered under the Shops and Establishment Act. Here are the specific rules:

1. Submit an application in the prescribed form to the Inspector of the area within 30 days of starting any work in your shop/establishment. The application is to be submitted along with the prescribed fees and should contain the following information:

  • Your name as the employer and the name of a manager, if any;
  •  The postal address of your establishment;
  • The name of your establishment;
  • Such other particulars as may be prescribed.

2. Upon receiving the application for registration and the fees, the Inspector shall verify the accuracy and correctness of the application. Once suitably satisfied, he shall enter the details in the Register of Establishments and issue a registration certificate of your establishment to you. This certificate will be valid for 5 years and has to be renewed thereafter.

3. Remember, the registration certificate has to be prominently displayed at your establishment.

The Shops and Establishments Act regulates conditions of work, lists rights of employees in the unorganized sector and provides a list of obligations for every employer. It applies nationwide to shops, commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments. Every shop and establishment is required to register itself under the Act within 30 days of commencement of work, whether or not it has employees.

What is an Establishment?

Includes a shop, commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theater, or other place of public amusement or entertainment to which this Act applies and includes such other establishment as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be an establishment for the purposes of this Act.

What is an Shop?

Shop means any premises:

  • Where goods are sold, either by retail, wholesale, or
  • Where services are rendered to customers.
  • It includes an office a store-room, godown, warehouse or work place, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade/ business.

A shop does not include a factory, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theater or other place of public amusement or entertainment.

Import Export Code

Backed with years of experience in this domain, we have been able to offer the finest collection of Import Export License Service. These are rendered by sharp-minded team members. In addition to this, with the use of modern technology in the licensing process, we create an effective result for our customers.

IEC (Import Export Code) is required by individual starting import/export business in the country. It is issued by the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade). IEC is a 10-digit code which has a lifetime validity. Predominantly importers/exporters merchant cannot import/export goods without the Import Export Code and cannot avail benefits from DGFT for the export scheme, etc. without IEC.

IEC is required in the following situations
  • When an importer has to clear his shipments from the customs, IEC needed by the customs authorities.
  • When an importer sends money abroad through banks, IEC needed by the bank.
  • When an exporter has to send his shipments, IEC needed by the customs port.
  • When an exporter receives money in foreign currency directly into his bank account, IEC required by the bank.
Benefits of IEC Registration
  • Expansion of Business
  • Availing Several Benefits
  • Easy Processing
  • No need for renewal

FSSAI Registration

To grab the higher position of the industry, we offer a wide range of FSSAI Food License Services. The provided service is rendered using advanced technology. Owing to its flawless execution, and perfect work, this food license service is valued by our honored clients.

FSSAI License or FSSAI Registration is mandatory before starting any food business. FSSAI Registration is required for all food related businesses such as restaurants, small eateries, traders, grocery shop, importers, exporters, home based food businesses, dairy farms, processors, retailers, involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration Number or a Food license number which must be printed on food packages or Displayed in Premises.

Types of FSSAI Registration:
  • FSSAI Basic Registration
    The FSSAI registration is for food business operators (FBOs) which have small-sized businesses and their annual turnover less than Rs.12 Lakh. Basic registration can be upgraded depends on your business sales.
  • FSSAI State license
    The State FSSAI License is for the FBOs which have their annual turnover more than Rs. 12 Lakhs or up to Rs.20 crores.
  • FSSAI Central license
    The Central FSSAI License is applicable for FBOs which have large business annual turnover i.e. above Rs.20 crores. It is also required when you need to supply at the government offices or import / export food products.

EPF/ESI Registration

To furnish the requirements of patrons, we are offering ESI Registration Services. Our team members make sure that the services offered by us are in tune with the quality standards and norms. These are rendered according to the client’s demands.

Employee State Insurance (ESI)

The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 enacted by the legislature as an integrated need based social insurance scheme that would protect the life and living of workers in sickness or any kind of accident, maternity, temporary or permanent physical disablement, death due to employment injury resulting in loss of salary or earning capacity of an Individual. The ESIC Act also guarantees reasonably good medical care to workers and their immediate dependents. Online ESIC registration is mandatory for all employees earning INR 21,000 per month or less per month as wages or salary.

In India, ESI is a type of self-financing social security scheme. Previously, ESI was only applicable in factories where 10 or more persons were employed. Later on, the ESI scheme expanded. Now, any factory or establishment where there are 10 or more persons are employed and drawing wages upto Rs.21,000 per month has to mandatorily obtain the ESIC registration.

The employer needs to contribute 4.75 % and employee needs to add 1.75% total share 6.5% of Gross salary. This fund is supervised by the ESI Corporation established under the Act. The employer has to mandatory register within 15 days from the Incorporation. The ESI Corporation has to oversee the provision of medical and cash benefits ESI Card holder
and depended family member. Now ESI Corporation has established a vast network of Regional offices, dispensaries, and hospitals throughout all the main cities in India. The state government is accountable for the administration and supervision of the hospitals. ESIC Registration process is completely online and we can do this process on your behalf.

What Are the Steps Covered Under ESIC Registration Process?
  • ESI Registration Application
    Within 15 days of the Act becomes applicable to Establishments or Factories, an application must be submitted in Employer &  Registration Form to the relevant Regional Office.
  • Code Number
    For all Correspondence in relation to the Scheme, a 17-digit identification number, which known as Code number, will be provided. Along with Employers & Registration Form, Return on Declaration in Form (as prescribed) required to be submitted.
  • For Employees
    Employees are required to fill Form1 and two copies of a family photo are also required to be submitted to the employer, which is thereafter submitted with the relevant ESI Branch Office by the employer.
  • Insurance Number
    For the purpose of identification under the scheme, an insurance number will be allot to the employee.
  • Temporary Identity Card
    For availing medical benefit for him/herself and for his/her family, a temporary identity card will be issued to employees for the duration of three months. 
  • Permanent Photo Identity Card
    Employees are required to fill Form1 and two copies of a family photo are also required to be submitted to the employer, which is thereafter submitted with the relevant ESIC Branch Office by the employer.
Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is an initiative to give social benefits to employees; it is a scheme defined under Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 which is regulated by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO).

According to this, if the establishment has the strength of more than 20 employees then it is mandatory for the establishment to obtain EIN No. The total strength of employee Includes contractors or temporary employees like housekeeping staff, daily wage worker security or other temporary workers in the business. Even if a company has employee strength of less than 20 then the company can voluntarily apply for EIN (Employer Identification Number). Company has to obtain EPF registration certificate within 30 days from the date of employment of 20 employees.

Professional Tax Registration

We are engaged in offering a wide range of Consultant Services including Professional Tax Registration services to our valued patrons. Personnel who render these services have knowledge that helps to provide these consultant
services efficaciously.

Profession Tax (PT) is a tax levied on the employment and Profession by respective State Government in India. It is imposed by the State government on all salaried individuals. The tax rates differ across all states, however, the maximum amount that can be levied as Professional tax is Rs.2,500 per annum.

Professional tax fee will also have different rates that tend to differ from state to state. The state governments which are levying state tax are West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Gujarat.

Who are exempted from paying Professional Tax?
  • The Professional Tax Rules provide exemptions to the following individuals:
    Parents of children suffering from mental or permanent disability.
  • Members of the armed forces ( as designated in the Air Force Act, Navy Act and Army Act ) including members of auxiliary forces/reservists, serving in a particular state.
  • Individuals with permanent physical disability ( inclusive of blindness).
  • Individuals over the age of 65.
  • Badli workers engaged in the textile industry.
  • Women engaged exclusively as an agent under the Directorate of Small Savings or Mahila Pradhan Kshetriya Bachat Yojana.
  • Guardians or parents of mentally challenged individuals.

Application of TAN

Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number is a 10 digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax Department of India. As per section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it is necessary for persons deducting or collecting tax at source to mention TAN provided by the Income Tax Department on all TDS/TCS Returns.

Persons who are liable to deduct tax at source or collect tax at source must obtain TAN from the Income Tax Department. There are, however, exceptions to such a provision. These are as follows:

  • Persons deducting tax under section 194-IA of the Income Tax Act can use PAN instead of TAN as such persons need not require TAN.
  • The persons deducting tax under section 194-IB or section 194-M need not obtain TAN.

As per section 203A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, persons deducting or collecting tax at source must apply for a TAN number. Furthermore, according to this section TAN must be quoted on all the following documents:

  • Challans for paying TDS/TCS.
  • TDS/TCS Certificates.
  • The TDS Statements that is Return.
  • TCS Statements that is Return.
  • Statement of Financial Transactions or reportable accounts.
  • Other documents as may be suggested.

It must be noted that the provisions in respect of obtaining TAN do not apply to a person who is required to deduct tax as per section 194-IA. This section refers to the sale proceeds received by the individual in respect of land or building. Furthermore, the provisions of obtaining TAN also do not apply to such persons as may be notified by the Central Government.

Application of Digital Signature

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is required for various Government filing such as Income tax, GST, annual filings, various Government tenders etc.

Lex Koterie LLP team is one of the Digital Signature Certificate providers in India. They are best in terms of time, convenience and cost and you can easily get your electronic signature.

A Digital Signature Certificate is a secure digital key that validates and certify the identity of the person holding this certificate, issued by a Certifying Authority. DSC Certificate makes use of Public Key encryptions (or say electronic signature) meaning data has been digitally signed or encrypted by a private key can only be decrypted by its corresponding public key.

Benefits of Digital Signatures
  • The authenticity of documents as digitally signed documents gives confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signers authenticity. And, they can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worries about the documents being forged.
  • Data integrity as digitally signed documents cannot be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure.
  • Rather than signing the documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can put the electronic signature on PDF files online and send them which is money and time savvy respectively.

It is helpful in authenticating the personal information details of the holder when conducting business online. You can contact Lex Koterie LLP to buy Digital Signature Certificate and other related services like DSC renewal for the purpose of electronic signature.