Liaison Office Registration
A Foreign Company / Corporation can establish a representative or liaison office in India by obtaining permission from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and subsequently registering it with the ROC and State Police. We have good relationships to deliver smooth services in India.
A Liaison Office (LO) functions as a place in India which represents a foreign company primarily to understand and explore the general business environment, market research for the products of the parent company and to provide and seek information from potential customers or vendors. A liaison office can be set up for representing in India the parent company/group companies, Promoting export/import from/to India, Promoting technical/financial collaborations between parent/group companies and companies in India and to Act as a communication channel between the parent company and Indian companies.
A liaison office of the foreign company can not engage in any commercial activities, and the parent company shall meet all the expenses of the liaison office. A liaison office is a foreign company and Indian government taxes the profits of such entities when it carries out the transactions which amount to commercial activities through a permanent establishment (PE) at higher rates. As of now the tax on the profit of the foreign company is 40% in contrast to the tax rate @ 22% on Indian company.