SEZ and STPI Compliances

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are those trading centres, which are designed to promote and encourage the domestic enterprises with free trade policies provided by the government for the development of the public/private sector enterprises. Under these SEZs, hundreds of Multinational Companies and foreign investors have registered themselves and set-up their individual units.

Through the SEZ schemes and policies, all these companies are exempted from the taxes levied on their export and import of goods. In these special economic zones, the economic laws are more liberal in comparison with the other economic zones. SEZs cover several other subordinate economic zones under it such as, Free Trade Zone (FTZ), Export Processing Zones (EPZ), Free Zones (FZ) and Industrial Estates (IE) and Free Ports and Urban Enterprise Zones etc.

Today, almost every enterprise, who is in the business of production, manufacturing, exporting, and importing of goods want to establish their business unit in these Special Economical Zones. However, to establish a business unit in these SEZs, one needs to take government approval, which every company cannot get it easily.

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Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs)

India is known worldwide for its Information Technology prowess. Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) has played an important role in accomplishing this status. Today, STPIs across over the country are synonymous with excellent infrastructure and statutory support aimed at furthering growth of Information Technology in the country.

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), is a society set up by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India.

The objectives of the Software Technology Parks of India are:

    (a) To promote the development and export of software and software services including Information Technology (IT) enabled services/ Bio- IT.

    (b) To provide statutory and other promotional services to the exporters by implementing Software Technology Parks (STP)/ Electronics and Hardware Technology Parks (EHTP) Schemes and other such schemes which may be formulated and entrusted by the Government from time to time.

    (c) To provide data communication services including value added services to IT / IT enabled Services (ITES) related industries.

    (d) To promote micro, small and medium entrepreneurs by creating conducive environment for entrepreneurship in the field of IT/ITES.

We act as one stop solution to all the requirements of a SEZ/STPI registered unit or the unit which is proposing to become a SEZ/STPI unit.

We provide the following services:

Startup Approvals:

  • Approval to set-up new unit under:
    • SEZ
    • STPI
    • Migration of existing units to SEZ/STPI
  • Issuance of Green card.
  • Attestation of list of Capital goods to be imported/purchased duty free.
  • Attestation of ground plans of the S.T.P. premises.
  • Issue of Lease line/Shared internet connection.
  • Execution of various agreements/undertakings at the time of STP registration.

Day-to-Day Compliances & Approvals:

  • Filing and registration of Contracts/ purchase orders.
  • Stamping and certification of various invoices from time to time at the time of import as well as indigenous purchase of capital goods.
  • STPI
  • Completing various formalities for the export of Software-manual or electronic.
  • Filing of Softex Forms.
  • Filing of Monthly Progress Report, Annual Progress Report, Periodical forms, returns and statements with the STP authorities.
  • Re-imbursement of Central Sales tax from STP.
  • Advising on the maintenance of various statutory records required under the STP scheme.

Obtaining various approvals from STPI authorities for:

  • the re-export of duty exempted Capital goods.
  • the purchase of excise-duty free local equipments/goods.
  • the import of duty free goods.
  • the import of second-hand Capital goods, import of goods for replacement and import of goods repaired abroad.
  • the enhancement/modification of imported Capital goods limit.
  • the change of name/ location etc. of the unit.
  • the de-bonding of the unit/obsolete equipments.
  • the DTA entitlements of the unit.
  • the Inter-unit transfer and temporary removal of goods for repair/testing.

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