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Doing Business in India, 2011


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Doing Business in India, 2011

  1. 1. DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA BASED ON E&Y REPORT Prepared by: Devanshu Singhal, Dharmendra Kumar, GarimaUnder guidance Lakhanpal,of Prof. V.K. Parin Gosaliya, Himanshu Sirohi [Team_6_26_to_30]
  2. 2. Contents A. Introduction  K. Individuals B. Key Sectors: An  L. Direct Taxes Overview  M. Transfer Pricing C. Investment Climate &  N. Indirect Taxes Foreign Trade  O. Incentives D. Entry Options  Q & As E. Funding of Indian Businesses  Conclusion F. Repatriation of Funds G. Forms of Enterprise H. Companies I. Economic Laws and Regulations J. Mergers & Acquisitions
  3. 3. A. Introduction Geographical Profile Demographic Profile Political Profile Economic Profile
  4. 4. A. Introduction Contd.
  5. 5. A. Introduction Contd.
  6. 6. B.1 Key Sectors: Automation Barriers to entry are relatively low and setting up operation fairly easy without the need for industrial licenses. FDI of 100% is allowed under automatic route and some state governments offer other incentives too. The automotive mission plan(2016) drafted in 2006 estimates that automotive industry will attain a turnover of US $145 contributing to more than 10% GPD and provide employment to more than 25 million people in the country. Considering India low cost manufacturing capability and increasing R&D strength India’s is poised to play a significant role in world landscape. India is world’s 2nd largest two wheeler market and 4th largest commercial vehicle commercial market and expected to be amongst top 5 passenger vehicle producing country by 2017. India is expected to emerge as worlds 7th largest in automotive market by 2016 and 3rd largest by 2030
  7. 7. B.2 Key Sectors: Banking In 2005 RBI announced a roadmap for setting banks in India. Phase1 proposed foreign banks can open a wholly owned subsidiary(WOS) or convert existing branches to subsidiaries. Phase2 proposed to accord to full national acceptance to WOS by foreign banks. This however has not yet become operational.
  8. 8. B.3 Key Sectors: CapitalMarkets SEBI was established as a statutory body in 1992 . MUTUAL FUNDS: The entry of private sector funds in 1993 has given the Indian retail/corporate investors a wide choice of fund houses. FIIs : global majors are investing in India, which is ranked as the most attractive country for retail investment among emerging markets.
  9. 9. B.4 Key Sectors: Entertainment Current size of the industry is estimated at INR 564 billion and is expected to grow to INR 930 million by 2013. The ministry of information and broadcasting is responsible for rules, laws and regulations. The TRAI is regulator for broadcasting and cable services. According to a CRISIL research it is expected that Indian industry growth will be driven by continued increase in advertising spend, the fragmentation of media and changes in distribution media.
  10. 10. B.5 Key Sectors: HealthSciences The Indian pharmaceutical market stood at approx. USD 16.6 billion in 2008. Factors likely to catalyze growth:  Boom in demand for healthcare infrastructure.  Growing penetration of health insurance.  Increasing investments by private equity and venture capital firms.  The industry is poised to reach USD 2.2 billion by 2012.
  11. 11. B.6 Key Sectors: InformationTechnology(IT) Contribution of 5.5% to India’s GDP in 2007-08 and estimated 5.8% in 2008-09. Government continues to encourage foreign investment in IT-ITES sector but proposes to phase out certain export related incentives under new Direct Tax Code. Continues to hold its position as most promising segments of country’s economy. Government plans to grant R&D units, innovation focused start-ups, financial support for IT investment initiatives to encourage hardware sector.
  12. 12. B.7 Key Sectors: Insurance Fifth largest insurance market(in terms of premium) among emerging global insurance economies. Private sector companies giving tough competition to public sector companies who have been in existence for longer period. FDI of up to 26% including FII and NRI investments is allowed which is proposed to increase to 49% subject a license granted by IRDA, the regulatory authority.
  13. 13. B.8 Key Sectors: Mining India produces 86 minerals including 4 kinds of fuels, 10 metallic minerals, 46 non-metallic minerals, 3 atomic minerals and 23 minor minerals. FDI up to 100% is allowed but investment is considerably below desired levels due to policy ad procedural issues. Plans to achieve optimal mining and attractive investments with the latest technology through National Minerals policy.
  14. 14. B.9 Key Sectors: Oil and NaturalGas India is world’s fifth largest consumer for primary energy where oil and gas accounts for 40% of its primary energy consumption. Approximately 75% of crude oil demand being met through imports. FDI of up to 100% is permitted except refineries owned by national oil companies. Investments are expected to be undertaken to capitalize growing demand of 6-7% every year from 2009-25.
  15. 15. B.10 Key Sectors: Ports 12 major ports and around 200 non-major ports accounting for 95% of country’s total trade in volume and 70% in terms of value. Government focuses to enhance private investment and improve service, grant powers to all ports authorities to provide contracts and development of inland container depots and container freight stations to facilitate cargo distribution. Government’s investment in port is expected to be approximately USD22 million in eleventh five year plan.
  16. 16. B.11 Key Sectors: Power Total quantum of power generated by country was 763.6 billion units in 2009 with growth of 5.3% in last five years. Shortage in power supply was around 12% which is a cause of government concern. Lured by the prospect of selling power at prevailing high short-term rates increasing profitability, many players are setting up their merchant power plant. Seen as an attractive investment option with FDI up to 100% in power generation and other activities.
  17. 17. B.12 Key Sectors: Real Estate Industry saw a decline in 2008, characterized by high interest rates, declining sales and a severe liquidity crunch. Absorption of commercial and retail real estate declined whereas low/mid segment houses continued to drive the demand. Situation is likely to improve as prices stabilize and buyers eventually decide to buy properties. FDI up to 100% is allowed in the areas of Township, housing, hotels & tourism, SEZs, construction and related engineering services.
  18. 18. B.13 Key Sectors: Retail With an expected growth of USD475 billon by 2012, India’s retail sector is at the peak becoming the second largest employer of the country. FDI up to 100% and 51% is allowed in wholesale trading and retailing “single brand” products respectively. Growth @ 20-25% is expected annually with many international retailers establishing their presence in the country. Rising purchase power, changing consumer patterns are a boost for retail in India.
  19. 19. B.14 Key Sectors: Road andHighways India has the second largest road network spread across approx. 3.3 million kms. MOSRTH and NHAI administers national highways. Rural road are maintained and monitored by MoRD. FDI up to 100% is permitted with provision of capital grants of up to 40% of the project cost to enhance viability of the projects. Policies to create opportunities for private sector. Govt. has launched National Highway Development Programme with an objective to develop and upgrade over 50000 kms of national highways.
  20. 20. B.15 Key Sectors:Telecommunications Indian telecom subscriber base crossed the 500 million mark placing it on the second position worldwide. Indian wireless market offers significant opportunities for expansion driven by a favourable demographic profile, improving coverage, sharp decline in cost of ownership and low rural penetration. Indian telecom is able to attract substantial investments from global players. Recent policies include auction and allotment of spectrum for broadband wireless access license and for 3G telecom services as well.
  21. 21. C. Investment Climate and foreigntradeC.1 Foreign Investment Framework FDI:  The government permits FDI on an automatic basis except with respect to a small negative list. FIPB:  Foreign Investment Promotion Board considers proposals for foreign investments which do not qualify for automatic approval. Foreign Exchange Controls:  It promotes orderly development and management of Foreign Exchange market in India.
  22. 22. C. Investment Climate and foreigntrade (contd.)C.2 Regional and International Trade Agreements: Trade agreements enable wider economic cooperation in the fields of services as well as investment and intellectual property, resulting in greater trade liberalization. Some of the existing key trade agreements are SECA, APTA, SAARC, South Asian Free Trade Agreement etc.
  23. 23. C. Investment Climate and foreigntrade (contd.)C.3 Imports and Exports India accounts for 1.64% of the global trade in goods and services worldwide. Foreign Trade Policy lays special emphasis on sectors like agriculture, handicrafts, leather etc. to generate employment and increase India’s share in global trade. Exports: USD167 billion in FY09. Imports: USD 284 billion in FY09. Trade deficit stood at USD 117 billion in FY09 due to rapid industrialization.
  24. 24. D. Entry Options in India Liaison Office:  Foreign Corporations are permitted to open liaison offices in India to undertake liaison. Branch Office:  Foreign corporations may open branch offices to conduct business in India, and this requires a specific permission from RBI. Local Indian Subsidiary Companies:  It provides maximum flexibility to conduct business in India, however the exit procedure norms of these companies are relatively more cumbersome.
  25. 25. E. Funding of IndianBusinesses Equity Share Capital  Equity Capital is limited by authorization capital mentioned in Memorandum of Understanding. It can be repatriated on liquidation or on transfer. Preference Share Capital  If convertible to equity, considered as FDI and regulated by FDI regulations as per the industry.  If non convertible, considered ECB. Debentures & Borrowings  Automatic route (no approval required) if less than USD 500 million.  Approval route (approved by RBI) in case greater than USD 500 million.  If non convertible, subjected to end use restrictions. ADRs/GDRs/FCCBs.  Only qualified companies are allowed to raise capital through these instruments.  If FDI Limit exceeds, permission from FIPB is required.
  26. 26. F. Repatriation of Funds Repatriation of Capital: Remitted with capital appreciation  Limited to 2% of exports and 1% of domestic sales under automatic route without ToT (Transfer of Technology) .  Limited to 5% of exports and 8% of domestic sales under automatic route with ToT . Dividends  Consultancy Services: Limited to USD 1 million under automatic route and USD 10 million for telecom, railways, roads, sea ports, urban infrastructure, industrial parks.  Pre-incorporation Services: Limited to 5% of investment or USD 100,000 whichever is higher. Other remittances  No prior approval required to remit profits earned by Indian branches to Head Offices located outside India.
  27. 27. G. Forms of Enterprise Sole Proprietorship  Single individual owns, manages, controls the whole business.  Not necessary to register. Only legal existence is through proprietor.  Profit/Loss borne solely by owner.  Unlimited liability, extends beyond capital invested. Partnerships  Profits/Losses shared among partners in ratio of invested capital.  Partners limited to 2-10 in banking and 2-20 in other industries  Transfer of ownership done only with consent of other partners. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)  Governed by LLP Act, 2008. Aims to provide limited liability with enough flexibility in organizing business as in Partnership.  Legal and corporate entity which has perpetual succession and is separate from its partners.  Has provisions pertaining to maintenance of annual accounts, corporate actions (such as mergers), winding up etc.
  28. 28. H. Companies Private and public companies.
  29. 29. I. Economic Laws &Regulations Indian Contract Act, 1872(ICA): This law governs contracts, which encapsulates provisions governing the entire life of contract, from its formation to implementation, and to conclusion. Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Legal framework still in transition but moving towards international conventions as India of GATT & TRIPS. Labor Laws: To provide good working environment for labor and protect their interests, confirms to conventions of ILO. Anti Trust regulation: To prevent monopolies from creating restraints on trade or commerce and reducing competition in India. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881: This Law relates to promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques and other negotiable instruments. The Sale of Goods Act, 1930: This Law Act defines transactions between seller and buyer. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996: Legislation based on Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration adopted by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in 1985.
  30. 30. J. Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers Reorganization of a company by a compromise or by an arrangement between the company and its shareholders or creditors requires the sanction of the jurisdictional High Court, shareholders, creditors and other regulatory authorities. Power of approval has been shifted from High Court to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) which is still in the process of being formed. Acquisitions Corporate action taken to buy a company’s ownership stakes in to assume control over the target firm. Shares of the company closely held: acquisition in agreement with the shareholders otherwise regulations issued by SEBI need to be complied with. Demergers Splitting of a part of an existing company which operated completely separate from the original company. Slump Sale Transfer of an identified business from one company to another for a lump sum consideration without assigning values to individual assets/liabilities. Buy Back of Shares Repurchase of outstanding shares by a company In order to reduce the number of shares on the market. Capital Reduction
  31. 31. K. Individuals Visa and Registration Requirements  Visa on arrival: not required by nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives(upto 90 days).  Temporary landing Facility/Permit(TLF/TLP): not available for the nationals of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Algeria.  Tourist Visa.  Business and Employment Visa. Foreign Exchange Regulations  Salaries earned locally may be repatriated only by individuals holding employment visas.  An expatriate worker, who is employed by a foreign company, but who is either a resident (but not a permanent resident) or citizen of India employed by a foreign company outside India, may open and maintain a foreign currency account with a foreign bank while assigned to a corporate entity of the foreign company in India. Residential Permit  Foreign nationals required to register with police authorities at the local registration office within two weeks from their date of arrival if their visas are valid for longer than six months  A foreign national holding a visa valid for six months or less, who wishes to stay back in India beyond the period of validity, must register within two weeks after 180 days from the time of his/her arrival in India.  A PIO card holder, whose continuous stay in India exceeds 180 days, is required to register within 30 days after the 180 days from his/her arrival in the country.
  32. 32. K. Individuals Contd. Family and personal considerations  Work visas for family members: Spouses or dependents of working expatriates must obtain separate work permits to be employed in India. Children of working expatriates must obtain student visas to attend Indian schools.  Driver’s Permit: Foreign nationals should obtain international drivers licenses in their home countries valid for 6 months. To obtain an Indian drivers license, individuals should apply to the Regional Transport Authority, which issues learners permits, a month after which driver’s license is issued on the basis of a driving test and verbal examination on local laws of driving. Other Matters  PIO Card: can be issued to a person fulfilling any of the following conditions: 1. The individual has held an Indian passport at any time. 2. The individual or any of his/her parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in and are permanently resident in India. 3. The individuals spouse is a citizen of India or a PIO.  Dual Citizenship: persons of Indian origin, who are also citizens of one of the listed countries can acquire "Overseas Citizenship" of India without surrendering the
  33. 33. L. Direct Taxes Administration  Administration, supervision and control in the area of direct taxes lies with the CBDT. The CBDT works under the MoF, exercises significant influence over the working of the countrys direct tax laws.  The Indian tax year extends from 1 April of a year to 31 March of consequent year. Corporate Income Tax: A corporation’s Income comprises of  Income from business.  Capital gains realized on any disposition of the corporations capital assets.  Residual income arising from non-business activities.  Income from House property. Determination of taxable income  Income from House Property: Earned by renting out of house property.  Income from Business.
  34. 34. L. Direct Taxes Contd.  Capital gains and losses: Proceeds in excess of cost from the disposition of capital assets are generally taxed as capital gains. 1. General Provisions. 2. Special provisions relating to capital gains. 3. Amalgamations, demergers and slump sales.  Income from other sources 1. Investment Income: Amounts declared, distributed or paid as dividends by Indian corporations are not taxable in the hands of the shareholders. Other direct taxes  Minimum Alternate Tax(MAT): paid by corporations on the basis of profits disclosed in their financial statements.  DDT: Dividends paid by domestic corporations are exempt from tax in the hands of the recipients.  FBT: Introduced in 2005 but recently abolished.  Wealth tax.
  35. 35. L. Direct Taxes Contd. Foreign Tax Relief  Tax treaties entered by India with several other countries govern foreign tax relief to avoid double taxation. Appeal Mechanism  Conventional Route: 1. Appeal to Commissioner of Income Tax. 2. Appeal to Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT). 3. Appeal to the High Court. 4. Appeal to the Supreme Court.  Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP). Income Tax (Individuals): Governed by residential status of individual during tax year. Types of income subject to tax  Employment Income.
  36. 36. L. Direct Taxes Contd.  Taxation of Employer-Provided Stock Options (ESOPs).  Income from house property.  Self-employment and business income.  Capital gains on assets .  Income from other sources (investments, lotteries). Income Tax filing and payment process  All income is taxed on the basis of the fiscal tax year from 1 April to 31 March. All taxpayers, including non-residents, must file ROI if their income exceeds the maximum amount that is not liable to taxation.  ROI for salary income needs to be filed by 31 July, ROI for self-employment or business income must also be filed by 31 July, or, if accounts are subject to a tax audit, by 30 September every year. Other Direct Taxes  Wealth Tax: At the rate of 1% if the taxable value of an individuals net wealth exceeds INR3 million.  Social Security: No social security taxes are levied in India.
  37. 37. M. Transfer Pricing RulesComprehensive transfer pricing regulations(TPRs) wereintroduced from 1 April, 2001 with the objective of MNCsmanipulating prices in intra-group transactions.
  38. 38. M. Transfer Pricing RulesContd. : Methods of TPRs Comparable control price method Transactional and net Resale price margin method method Profit split Cost plus method method
  39. 39. M. Transfer Pricing RulesContd. : Safe Harbor RulesCircumstances under which tax authorities accept atransfer price declared by a tax payer. DISPUTE RESOLUTION PANEL ADR panel is to resolve transfer pricing disputes for all categories of tax payers as well as disputes relating to the taxation of foreign companies on a fast track basis.ADVANCE PRICING ARRANGEMENTS  APAs are currently not in force in India
  40. 40. N. Indirect Taxes Excise Duty:  Excise is applicable on the goods manufactured within India and is payable by the manufacturer. Rate of 8% + education cess 2% and SHEC at 1% of the excise duty making effective duty exposure 8.24%. Service Tax:  Service Tax is applicable on the provision of the specified services in India. It is levied at the uniform rate of 10% of the value service plus education cess at 2% and SHEC at 1% of service tax, making effective tax exposure 10.30%.
  41. 41. N. Indirect Taxes Contd. VAT: Entry Tax:VAT is an intra-state multi-point tax Entry tax is levied by state on thesystem and is levied on value added entry of goods within its jurisdiction,products at each stage. for use, consumption or sale on the purchase value of the goods.
  42. 42. N. Indirect Taxes Contd. Research Development Cess :  It is levied by the central government at 5% on import of technology into India through a foreign collaboration. It is paid by the importer. Other Significant Taxes:  Stamp duty  Profession tax  Luxury tax  Property tax  Entertainment tax
  43. 43. O. Incentives Direct Tax Incentives: Profits from new undertakings FTZ’s and STPs/HTPs (subjected to MAT) Investment-linked incentives (setting up and operating a cold chain facility, setting up and operating a warehousing facility for storage of agricultural produce)
  44. 44. O. Incentives Contd. : SEZs Computation of profits from exports Incentives Indirect tax for incentives developers for SEZ units of SEZ
  45. 45. O. Incentives Contd. : StateLevel Investment incentives Power Tariff Incentives Other incentives
  46. 46. Questions/Discussions  What were the key aspects ?  What factors make India as a favorable business destination ?  Anything else…