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  • You may have an excellent financial record and may be well organised in maintaining the books; however, all that would mean nothing if you have unintentionally and inadvertently given a cheque that bounced. The mere action can plummet your CIBIL score or worse, get arrested. Criminal offence Although it’s one of the most common financial […] The post Can I get arrested for a cheque bounce in India...

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  • When a person makes a will, he/ she is declaring how the assets and properties be disbursed and to whom after his/ her death. Of course, the said property and assets can’t be ancestral in nature, only self owned. Registration of will is not mandatory, as under Indian Succession Act, 1925, it’s considered to be […] The post Will Registration in India: Procedure, Advantages & Disadvantages appeared ...

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  • Arya Samaj marriages are not only simple but also act as a middle ground when the couple are from different religions that fall under the broad umbrella of Hindus in India. This is especially an option taken by couples where one person belongs to Buddhism, Jainism or Sikh faith. The ceremony is performed adhering to […] The post How can Arya Samaj Marriage help in Court marriage? appeared first on...

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  • The process of changing the name of the minor is almost the same as that of an adult individual in India. So, one doesn’t have run around for any additional paperwork. If your child’s name has been misspelt in a government document or you have decided to change his/ her name, here’s the procedure to […] The post What is the name change procedure for minors? appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • If you are someone who has changed their name or want to correct the misspelled name in your education certificates, this article will help you navigate with the procedure. Before you embark on the task of changing or correcting your name, it would be advisable ot check with your school or college about any specific […] The post How to change a name in educational certificates? appeared first on V...

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  • Cheque bounce is a serious offence. In case a cheque given to you has bounced, send a letter (a demand notice) to the party that wrote the cheque (the drawer), threatening to initiate proceedings under the Negotiable Instruments Act (NI Act) if the amount due is not paid. Consequences of Cheque Bounce The threat of […] The post Cheque Bounce: How are consequences dealt with? appeared first on Vaki...

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  • Marriage is a life-changing decision. And for many women, although much fewer than before, it’s one that involves the change of a name (or surname) as well. If you’re getting married, or were recently married, and need to know how to change your name, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll cover […] The post The 5-Step Procedure For Changing Your Name After Marriage appeared first ...

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  • NRIs and Foreign Nationals starting or investing in a business in India have mainly done through a private limited company, as it allowed for 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) under the automatic route for many of the sectors. Though the cost for incorporation of a private limited company is relatively low compared, the effort required […] The post LLP Registration With Foreign Directors appear...

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  • Under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, any citizen of India (excluding J&K) may request information from a ‘public authority’, which is required to reply within 30 days. The Act also requires all public authorities to computerise their records for wide dissemination and proactively publish certain categories of information. The post How to File an RTI? appeared first on Vakil...

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  • Advance Tax or ‘Pay as you earn’ tax is one which is paid advance and in installments instead of a lump sum at the end of the year. Advance tax is applicable for all those whose tax liability is more than Rs. 10, 000 during the financial year. The advance tax is paid to the […] The post What is Advance Tax? appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • One of the most favoured means of payments is through checks, even in this age of the digital revolution. There are, however, several instances where an unfavourable situation is created, especially in the world of business, when the financial transaction is not honoured due to a bounce in check. Check bounce is one of the […] The post Cheque Bounce: Consequences & Charges appeared first on Vakils...

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  • Sole Proprietorship is a business or an establishment which is run by a single person. He or she, in whose name the business is run, is responsible for the enterprises. Most people unfamiliar with the concept of ‘Sole Proprietorship’ believe they require a registration for it. However, no registration is required for opening up a […] The post What Registrations A Sole Proprietorship Needs appeared...

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  • The freelance industry is booming all over the world, including India, and is only expected to grow, with technology changing how we live, communicate and now where we work. With more and more regular employees opting for a freelance work, the trend is growing leaps and bounds. Since the credibility and sustainability of freelance work […] The post Top Tips on Tax & Legal For Freelancers appeared ...

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  • All of us have had to make a lease agreement one or several times in life. Maybe you’re renting your own house or leasing out a property. There is always a format available somewhere, and we get our hands on such copies (since thankfully, lease agreements do not come into copyright issues). However, since specific […] The post Basics & Most Important Terms of a Lease Agreement appeared first on Va...

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  • The Act is applicable nationwide, and all the commercial establishments, such as the hotels, and eateries, amusement parks, theatres, and other entertainment houses, as well as any other such public amusement places come under the purview of the Act. The definition of a ‘Commercial Establishment’, as given in the Act is: Any commercial sector, such […] The post Who is eligible under Shop and Estab...

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  • A profession tax is levied by individual state governments on persons who earn their living through employment, trade or professional work. The clause (2) of Article 276 of the Constitution of India gives permission to the states to levy this tax on persons practicing/earning a salary in their territory. The amount of profession tax to […] The post Profession Tax & Slab Rates in India appeared fir...

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  • In order to simplify the process and reduce the burden of starting up, online legal services startup Vakilsearch has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Andhra Pradesh to provide incorporation of companies at zero cost. Vakilsearch has created a seamless technology-led mobile-first process, which will be a part of AP’s government website. […] The post Vakilsearc...

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  • India has a dual taxation structure. One is paid by the taxpayer directly to government (like stamp duty and income tax). The other is indirect tax, which reaches the government through the supply chain (like GST). Tax Collection Bodies: The three bodies which collect the taxes in India have clearly defined the rules on what […] The post Tax Structure in India appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • The current international system for protecting intellectual property was fashioned during the age of industrialization in the West and developed subsequently in line with the perceived needs of technologically advanced societies. However, in recent years, indigenous peoples, local communities, and governments, mainly in developing countries, have demanded equivalent protection for traditional kno...

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  • In the wake of the disaster which is unraveling at the Punjab National Bank, we decided to hear the people in this Legal Crossfire. The PNB developments have made it clear that banks need to be listening and watching customers very closely. But what are the duties of the citizen towards banks? This episode tries to bring both sides of the debate into focus, and give a fair and balanced perspect...

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  • Let’s assume you’re a business owner, then there are two dates that are of absolute importance to you. September 30 and October 30. The first because it’s the due date for filing the Income Tax Return for your company, the latter as it is the due date for filing the annual financial statements with the […] The post The Basics of Annual Tax Filing for Startups – Due Dates and More appeared first on...

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  • Taking a cue from the English Copyright Act of 1911, the first ever Copyright Act was enacted in the year 1914. Once the country achieved independence, Copyright Act, 1957 was enacted and has seen amendments being made to it six times, the last being in 2012. What is a Copyright? Defined as the property right […] The post Copyright Registration Basics: How To Make An Application & Registration Pro...

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  • Changing one's name, adding initials or even just one letter is regular in India, more so than in many parts of the world. We believe in vaastu, numerology, and it’s common for women from many communities to change their first and last names after marriage. The post Name Change Procedure in India: A Complete 3-Step Guide appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • As per Section 2 (13) of CGST Act, 2017, ‘audit’ means the examination of records and other documents maintained or furnished by the registered person under this Act or rules made thereunder or under any other law for the time being in force to verify the correctness of turnover declared, taxes paid, refund claimed and […] The post Audit Under GST appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • The Government of India has decided to put a stop on new Limited liability Partnership registrations until the 31st of March,2018. This is rumoured to be because apparently, the government has run out of forms. Experts have criticised this move as they believed that in a digital age where everything can be done on the […] The post Government suspends new LLP registration till 31st March 2018 appea...

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  • The GST law states that once a business files the summaries of all their sales and inward purchases, it must then file the third form that states the tax liabilities of the sales and purchases. Once they’ve done this, they have to finally make their GST payment. In cases where the business needs to claim […] The post Payments & Refunds within GST appeared first on Vakilsearch.

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  • Property Registration in India is governed by Section 17 of Registration Act, 1908. This Act is applicable to whole of India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It refers to registering the changes in ownership and transactions related to the land/ immovable property. To guarantee the legal title of land/immovable property that is just […] The post Property Registration in India appeared first on...

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  • Land is a subject falling within the powers of the State Governments under the Constitution of India and hence, property laws in India may differ from State to State. Besides the local laws, several laws enacted by the Central Government also govern acquisition and ownership of property (including an interest in property) through purchase/sale, transfer, […] The post Property Title Verification ap...

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