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Why FEMA Compliance Matters For Indian Businesses?

The Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) has been the primary law for controlling financial transactions between India and other countries since 1999. This act has greatly benefited India's economy by promoting cross-border trade, encouraging foreign investment, and increasing transparency in international financial activities.

Well, with the world getting smaller and your business reaching international boundaries, following FEMA rules becomes crucial for your business. This helps you avoid breaking limits on investments, and prevent fines for not following FEMA properly. So, if you want to play a fair game in International business, contact our Chartered Accountant firms in Gurgaon.

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FEMA Regulations by RBI

Key Aspects of FEMA Regulations by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plays a crucial role in enforcing the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). They issue guidelines and have the authority to:

⭐ To ensure compliance with the Act's provisions, the RBI has the authority to establish specific guidelines and instructions related to foreign exchange operations.

⭐ The RBI has the right to call authorized persons to request the information they need about their foreign exchange activity.

⭐ Non-compliance with FEMA regulations India can lead to penalties. Failure to file required returns after due notice carries a penalty of ₹10,000, while other violations may incur additional daily fines of up to ₹2,000.

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How FEMA Compliance Helps Your Business Shine?

Discover how following FEMA compliance for companies increases global trust, promotes growth, and ensures smooth success.

Global Trust

International partners and investors find it easier to do business with Indian companies who comply with FEMA rules, as it increases trust throughout the globe.

Smooth Transactions

Following FEMA guidelines ensures seamless and trouble-free cross-border financial transactions, which increases the efficiency of your business operations.

Increased Investments

Following guidelines for foreign exchange transactions invite more international investments and allow your firm to thrive and expand.

Transparent Finances

FEMA compliance improves transparency in financial dealings, creating a positive image of your business and promoting fair practices.

Penalty Prevention

Staying FEMA-compliant can help your business avoid penalties and it also allows you to focus on growth rather than legal difficulties.

Global Business Opportunities

Compliance opens doors to global business opportunities, allowing Indian companies to participate actively in the international marketplace.

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Simplify Your Operations With FEMA Compliance Checklist

Streamline your business with this FEMA Compliance Checklist. Ensure you're meeting all the necessary regulations effortlessly!

  • Annual Returns On Foreign Investment

    Indian firms that receive FDI or ODI are required to file annual returns on foreign liabilities, but those that do not have such investments are excluded, according to RBI guidelines.

  • Annual Performance Report

    The Annual Performance Report (APR) for ODI needs Forms ODI I and II, containing subsidiary establishment details, to be filed annually by September 31st.

  • Overseas Financial Borrowing

    Borrowers of overseas financial loans must submit transaction details monthly through an AD Category-I bank using the ECB 2 return.

  • Advanced Reporting Form

    Indian companies that receive foreign investment or shares under the FDI system must file an Advanced Reporting Form within 30 days of receipt.

  • Form FC- GPR

    Indian companies that receive foreign investment or shares must file Form FC-GPR with the RBI within 30 days of allocation along with the details of Foreign-currency Gross provisional return.

  • Form FC-TRS

    When non-resident Indian shareholders transfer shares of an Indian firm to a non-resident, they file Form FC-TRS and submit it to the bank and RBI with Form FC-GPR.

  • Form- ODI

    Indian residents must submit Form ODI to the AD within 30 days of receiving abroad payments, together with documentary evidence of foreign joint venture.

FEMA Compliance Rules In India
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Eligibility Criteria For Compliance Under Fema

The following persons are eligible to use foreign exchange and foreign currency services under foreign exchange act:

· Companies

· Non-Resident Indians

· Foreign Individuals

· Foreign Institutional Investors

· High Net Worth Individuals

· Partnerships/Proprietorships Concerns

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Our pricing structure is transparent enough so that you have a comprehensive understanding of costs associated with resolving FEMA-related issues.

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Trust our highly qualified team of Chartered Accountants, who are ready to handle even the most complicated FEMA challenges.

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Our dedicated focus on FEMA compliance makes us specialists in navigating the complexities of regulations and providing tailored solutions for your specific needs.

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Essential Documents For Streamlined FEMA Compliance

The documents required for compliance under FEMA may vary based on the type of transaction and the relevant regulations. 

⏺ The Incorporation Certificate

⏺ The Memorandum Of Association

⏺ Board Resolution

⏺ Article of Association

⏺ Audited Financial Statement of Last Financial Year

⏺ List of Names, identification proof, and addresses of all the foreign collaborators of the Investor entity or Company

⏺ The Investee Company's shareholding pattern before and after investment

⏺ An affidavit that states all the information provided- In case of existing ventures, copy of joint venture agreement/shareholders' agreement/ technology transfer/trademark/brand assignment agreement.

⏺ A copy of the downstream indication

⏺ Copy of any previous FIPB/SIA/RBI approvals related to the current proposal.

⏺ Relevant FIRC in case investment has already been done.

⏺ High court’s order in case of any arrangement scheme

⏺ Valuation certificate as approved

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Registration Process

Our team of qualified CA professionals will guide you through the FEMA registration process, ensuring everything is done as per the foreign exchange transactions act.

Filing Of Application

Trust our experts to accurately prepare and submit your FEMA application, and ensure it meets all FEMA audit requirements.

Verification With Authorized Dealer

In this step, your submitted details will be verified by an Authorized dealer bank through its KYC process and inform you via your email address.

Status Confirmation From Registering Authority

Following the last step, a registering authority will monitor your application and inform their decision whether it is accepted or rejected.

FEMA Approval Granted

In the final step, after getting approval from the authorities you can access the FEMA portal and use the workspace to provide the necessary information.

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Types Of Services Offered Under FEMA Act In India

ECB Compliance Advisory

This is a service provided by the RBI to assist Indian entities in complying with the rules governing external commercial borrowings (ECBs). It refers to borrowing in foreign currency by Indian entities from non-resident lenders. The ECB's interest rate is much higher than the interest rate on loans borrowed in India.

Acquisition of Immovable Property

Non-residents in India can buy land and buildings under the Foreign Exchange Management Act of 1999. FEMA regulates such transactions to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed.

Foreign Investor Exit Options

Foreign investors can exit their investment in India by selling their shares in an Indian company or winding up their business. Foreign investors, however, must complete a minimum lock-in period before using such options.

FEMA Global Business Establishment

Companies can establish a presence outside of India and expand their businesses worldwide..

NBFC Compliance under FEMA

Foreign investors must follow all FEMA rules to invest in a Non-Banking Financial Institution.

NRI Bank Accounts

NRIs can open various bank accounts in India, such as NRE, NRO, and FCNR, which allow them to conduct essential transactions more easily. 

FEMA Business/Share Valuation

The process of calculating the true value of a business/share is known as valuation. A chartered accountant performs valuation using internationally accepted methods.

Loan to NRIs

Through this service, NRIs can easily obtain loans from a resident Indian and an Indian company based on their needs.

Compliance with FEMA for NRI Investment

This service includes professional advice on various routes for investments made by an NRI under FEMA law.

Non-Repatriable NRI Investments

Non-repatriable NRI Investments are investments that cannot be returned to the investor's country.

Compliance with FEMA for Foreign Investment in India

This will include advice on foreign direct investment and routes to foreign direct investment.

Investment made by a Foreign Company

This service provides advice on investment modes that allow foreign companies to invest in India.

Clear FEMA Guidelines for Indian Businesses

Clear FEMA Guidelines for Indian Businesses

Applies To Indian Residents Only: foreign money currency exchange regulations are mandatory for individuals and businesses residing in India.

Criteria For Indian Businesses: Firms must have been in India for at least 182 days during the previous financial year.

Approval & Permissions: Certain transactions require approval from the RBI or the government for investing in foreign currency.

Capital And Current Accounts: Business currency exchange transactions are either capital (assets/liabilities adjustment) or current (other transactions).

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Frequently Asked Questions Related To FEMA compliance

Curious about FEMA compliance? Find answers to your most concerning questions in our comprehensive FAQs. Simplify regulations and gain confidence today!

What is FEMA compliance for inward remittance?

The process of adhering to the regulatory requirements of the FEMA when receiving money from a foreign source is known as FEMA compliance for inward remittance.

What FEMA means?

FEMA stands for Foreign Exchange Management Act. It is a regulatory framework governing foreign exchange transactions in India, enacted in 1999.

What is FEMA compliance?

FEMA compliance means following the rules and regulations of the FEMA act when doing foreign exchange transactions in India.

What are the features of FEMA?

FEMA's functions include regulating foreign exchange transactions and promoting external trade and payments. It also aims to prevent unauthorized transactions and ensure reporting and documentation requirements are met.

What is The FEMA limit?

The LSR plan of FEMA allows an Indian resident, NRI, or overseas citizen to send funds from India to other countries worth up to USD 250,000 in a single fiscal year without the need for RBI approval.

Which other institutions regulate FEMA other than the RBI?

Apart from the RBI, the authorized dealer, the ministry of corporate affairs, SEBI, the ministry of home affairs, and the revenue department is involved in FEMA activities.

What is a FEMA Violation?

A FEMA violation is a violation of the regulatory requirements established by India's Foreign Exchange Management Act. 

What is the main objective of FEMA?

The main objectives of FEMA are to regulate foreign exchange transactions, promote external trade and payments, facilitate foreign exchange market development, and safeguard the country's foreign exchange reserves.

What is the penalty for non-compliance with FEMA regulations?

Non-compliance with FEMA regulations can result in penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment, depending on the severity of the violation.

Do all foreign exchange transactions need to be reported under FEMA?

Yes, all foreign exchange transactions, including inward and outward remittances, need to be reported under FEMA.

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