Navigating the ins and outs of establishing a local company, managing local Indian tax, getting funds in and out of the country and ensuring you are remaining compliant all at the same time is highly complex to an outsider, yet it is what our team of experts do every day.

The U.S. Business Centers have a dedicated in-house team of tax, accounting, payroll and company secretarial staff who are on-hand to provide you immediate professional support. Whether it is a small nagging question or a more complex issue, we will provide you instant, clear and understandable advice and we will offer you a practical solution to address your need. On a daily basis we provide the following services:

  • Business Structuring

    • Advice on different options of having a legal presence in India (for profit and non profit businesses)
    • Advice on revenue, efficient inbound investment structuring including funding options, international tax efficiency, regulatory compliances and Foreign Direct Investment implications of entering the Indian market
    • Review of proposed local JV/contractual agreement(s) from a tax, financial and regulatory perspective (excludes vetting from a legal counsel available, via our Alliance Partners)
  • Legal Entity Incorporation

    • Incorporation of appropriate legal entity including Limited Company, Project or Branch Office, Liaison Office or LLP
    • Completion of key registration including
      • DIN (Director Identification No.) & DSC (Digital Signatures) for two directors / partners
      • PAN (Permanent Account No.), TAN (Tax Deduction Account No.)
      • Shops and Establishment Act
      • IE (Import Export) Code
      • Provident Fund (applicable for an entity employing for 20 or more employees)
      • Employee State Insurance (applicable for an entity having 10 or more employees)
      • Workmen Compensation Insurance
      • Professional ax registration (applicable in states where profession tax is in place)
    • Application for Trade Marks
  • Tax Administration & Planning

    Advice on the domestic tax implications of a proposed India business structure including:

    • Corporate income tax
    • Transfer Pricing (applicable on inter-company transactions)
    • Duty on manufacturing, import & export of goods, along with
      • Value added tax – VAT / Central Sales tax – CST (applicable on domestic sale of goods)
      • Service tax (applicable on provisions of services)
      • Goods & services tax – GST (planning for the implementation of the forthcoming GST BIll)
  • Payroll, Bookkeeping & Account Management

    Simplified account management with reporting to both Indian and U.S GAAP standards, with client approved formats where required. Services include:

    • Bookkeeping
    • Accounts Payable
    • Expense Analysis & Processing
    • Cash Management (including bank and cash payments)
    • Monthly / Quarterly Financial Reporting
    • Accounts Receivable
      • generating invoices
      • liaising with debtors by email or phone
      • receivable management
  • Independent Professional Directors Services

    Adhering to FCPA norms whilst trading in India can be a concern. Where U.S. Business Centers are providing you our accounting and tax services, we will provide you the additional comfort of providing you a local independent professional Director to oversee compliance the general good governance of your local business.

  • Virtual Office & Registered Office Service

    Demonstrating you have a local Indian presence can often make a real difference in your chance of winning new business in the country. It shows your local commitment to the market and for public sector projects is often a mandatory requirement.

    U.S. Business Centers offer you a local address at which company can be registered and will provide you a local telephone number with a personal answering service and message forwarding and will handle your local mail and walk in visitors.

    The virtual office and registered office service includes full color branding in the reception of the U.S. Business Centers providing greater visibility for those visiting the Centers allowing you to hold meetings there during your visits to India, creating the best possible impression.

  • Specialist Tax / Financial & Legal Advisory Support

    We recognize that some of your needs will require very particular attention and specialist knowledge. Allow us to introduce you to one of our Alliance Partners to provide specialist technical advice, including but not limited to the following:

    • Tax Advisory
    • Financial Advisory
    • Legal Advisory
    • Audit coordination (statutory audits and limited reviews, tax audits and transfer pricing audits)
    • Drafting inter-company agreements
    • Coordination / Liaison with tax authorities
    • Litigation
    • Due Diligence
    • M&A Support