Published On: Sat, Jan 16th, 2016

Start-up action plan: 3-yr tax holiday and Inspector raj-free, Rs 10,000 cr fund

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up businesses, offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up businesses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up businesses.

He also announced a self-certification scheme in respect of nine labour and environment laws and said there will be no inspection during the first three years of launch of the venture.

Also, a liberalised patent regime is being brought to help start-up businesses register patents, for which the fee will be slashed by 80 per cent.

Addressing the first conference of start-up entrepreneurs, Modi announced an action plan to boost such ventures which are seen as key to employment generation and wealth creation.

India, which has the third-largest number of start-ups globally, will also support the ventures by removing the criteria of experience and turnover for bagging government procurement contracts.

Modi said profits earned by start-ups will be exempt from payment of income tax during the first three years of business. To boost financing, a 20 per cent tax on capital gains made on investments by entrepreneurs after selling own assets as well as government-recognised venture capitalists will also be exempt.

He further said an unencumbered easy exit option will be provided under the bankruptcy Act so that start-ups can exit within 90 days.

PTI

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