Get exemplary benefits & exemptions with Startup India Certificate

Every Startup Company with innovation & unique business ideas can apply for the Startup India Certificate issued by DPIIT.

Startups will enjoy several privileges  offered under Startup India Scheme.



What is the Startup India Certificate of Recognition?

With a view to boost the Indian economy and encourage entrepreneurship, the Government of India, under the administration of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, had begun the Start-up India Stand-up India initiative in 2015 to uplift and grow the Indian start-ups.


Who is not eligible for Startup India Recognition?

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Firm constitute by the notary partnership deed
  • Once annual turnover exceeds INR 100 crores
  • Company is older than 10 years.

Eligibility criteria for Startup India Certificate

The Startup should be a

  • Private limited company or
  • Registered Partnership firm or
  • Limited liability partnership

The company should be newly incorporated and should not be formed by splitting up or reconstruction of an existing business.

Turnover should be less than INR 100 Crores in any of the previous financial years.

An entity shall be considered as a startup up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation

The business concept should be unique driving towards innovation or bringing improvement of existing products, services and processes and

A startup should have the potential to generate employment/ create wealth.

3 layers of Startup India Certificate Recognition


Issuance of Startup India Certificate

On receipt of an application, DPIIT issues a Startup India certificate to the newly incorporated company after validating the unique business process and other eligibility criteria.


Angel Tax Exemption on Equity Investment

An investment made on startup by investors on the premium is exempt from tax u/s 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act if a startup is further approved by the Inter-Ministerial Board.

This exemption is valid till startup paid-up share capital + share premium does not exceed INR 25 crore.

For availing angel tax exemption, a startup needs to file a declaration under Form-2 to DIPP.


Income Tax Exemption

The startup will get any 3 consecutive years tax holiday out of ten years tenure.

For income tax exemption u/s 80-IAC, Startup needs to file a separate application under Form-1 and the Income Tax authority shall grant the certificate or reject the application.

This application can be filed only after the issuance of a Startup India Certificate.

The validity of Startup India Certificate

An entity shall cease to be a Startup on completion of ten [10] years from the date of its incorporation/ registration


If its turnover for any previous year exceeds one hundred [100] crore rupees.

Whichever is earlier.

Startup India Certificate Verification

Once applied for the startup india registration, you will receive an acknowledgment receipt number (ARN) for tracking your certificate status.

Once your Startup India application is successfully processed, you can easily download your Start-up India certificate.

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Startup India Certificate Benefits

Tax exemption u/s 80 IAC

Post getting recognition under startup India scheme, you may apply for Tax exemption u/s 80 IAC of the Income Tax Act.

A Startup can avail tax holiday for 3 successive financial years during its first 10 years of startup eligibility.

Criteria for applying to 80IAC Tax exemption :

  • Must be a recognized Startup
  • Only Private limited or LLP is eligible
  • Must be incorporated on or after 1st April, 2016

Angel Tax Exemption u/s 56

After startup india registration, you may apply for Angel Tax Exemption.

Criteria for Angel Tax Exemption u/s 56 of the Income Tax Act 1961:

  • The entity must be a DPIIT recognized Startup
  • Aggregate amount of paid up share capital & share premium after the proposed issue of shares, must not exceed INR 25 Crore.

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Self-Compliance for Labour Laws

Startups can do self assessment for labour law compliances and there will be no inspection or physical visit by public officers during the first 3 years. Startups can self-certify through startup india portal with given below 6 labour laws.

  • Inter-State Migrant Workmen laws
  • Gratuity Laws
  • Provident Fund Laws
  • Employees’ State Insurance laws
  • Other Constructions Workers’ laws
  • Contract Labour laws

Our professionals can assist In order to self-certify labour laws compliances.

Click here to download Self-certification formats for compliance under Labour Laws Startup India.



Trademark, Patent, IPR related exemption

On obtaining startup India certificate, the startups can avail various assistance in applying for intellectual property rights e.g. Trademark registration, patent and copyright registration.

Recognised startups can avail following reliefs in IPR:

  • Fast-track startup patent applications with 80% government fees rebate.
  • Panel of facilitators to assist in IP applications
  • Rebate on FiIling of Trademark application

Easy Winding Up of Company

Startups registered under startup India scheme can avail easy exit route for winding up the company within 90 days under Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016, in case startup business model failed.

Funding Opportunities & Other Government Schemes

Startups registered under Startup India scheme can avail funding under various government or semi government aided schemes such as

Venture Capital Assistance Scheme

Under this scheme, interest free loan is provided by Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) to projects falling short of capital requirement for project completion.

Support to MSMEs for International Patent Protection in Electronics and IT

Stand Up India Scheme bank loan from 10 lakh-1 crore to at least 1 SC/ST borrower and at least one women enterprise per bank branch.

Single Point Registration Scheme (SPRS)

NSIC registers MSEs under SPRS scheme for participation in Government Purchases.

Easier Norms on GeM Portal

Government e-Marketplace [GeM] is an e-commerce portal for public procurement where private sellers including startups can sell products and services to government buyers and participate in government e-tenders.

Get registered as a seller on government e-Marketplace aka GeM portal

A registered startup can enjoy privileges over others private sellers. Separate scheme launched for startup named GeM Startup Runway Scheme.

On Gem Startup Runway scheme, Startups are entitled to avail exemption on:

  • Prior Turnover
  • Prior Experience
  • Earnest Money Deposit
  • Minimum criteria for govt. tender

Startup India Registration Process

process 1

Provide the required business details and information to our web portal.

process 2

Choose a package and pay online with different payment modes available.

process 3

On placing an order, Startup India application will be assigned to one of our dedicated professionals.

process 4

Our professional shall carefully examine the criteria of startup recognition and file the application.

process 5

Our professionals do follow up with the govt. department for issuance of Startup India Certificate.

process 6

On successful examination, Startup India Registration certificate shall be provided to you.

Document Required for Startup India certificate

  • Proof of Business Registration Certificate of Incorporation of the company or registered partnership deed.​
  • Brief on Business Idea required a short depiction of the innovative idea of your business operation.
  • Core Team details of director required including their qualifications, role in company, etc
  • Other relevant information regarding any funding received, Any IPR applied, if any, and number of employees including founders and their roles.

Document Required for Startup India certificate






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frequently asked questions

A letter of support is a document that must be submitted with the enrolment form for Startup-India Registration if you wish to avail the tax exemption. 



Any of the below can be submitted as a letter of support:

  • A proposal, with respect to innovative nature of the business, from an Incubator, OR

  • A letter of help by an incubator, which is financed (in connection to the task) by Government of India as a major aspect of any predetermined plan to advance development; OR

  • A letter of support, with respect to the innovative nature of the business, from an Incubator, perceived by the Government of India in DIPP indicated design; OR

  • A letter of subsidizing of at the very least 20% in value, by any Incubation Fund/Angel Fund/Private Equity Fund/Accelerator/Angel Network, appropriately enlisted with SEBI that embraces inventive nature of the business; OR

  • A letter of financing by Government of India or any State Government as a major aspect of any predefined plan to advance development; OR

A patent registration recorded and distributed in the Journal by the Indian Patent Office in zones associated with the idea of the business being advanced.

Following are needed to be furnished as proof of business existence:-



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Our success rate of issuance of Startup India certificate is > 98%


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