Steps To Register A Business in Nepal

Jankari Nepal – Steps To Register A Business in Nepal.

Registering a business in Nepal involves several steps and procedures. Note that these steps may change, so it is recommended to check with the relevant authorities or consult a legal expert for the most up-to-date information. As of my last update in September 2021, here are the general steps to register a business in Nepal.

How To Register A Business in Nepal (Steps)

  1. Select a Business Structure: Decide on the type of business entity you want to set up, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, private limited company, or public limited company.
  2. Choose a Business Name: Choose a unique and appropriate name for your business. The name should be checked against the Department of Industries database to ensure its availability.
  3. Choose a Business Address: Determine the location of your business and obtain a physical office location if necessary. You need a physical address for official registration.
  4. Obtain a PAN or Vat Register: Apply for a Permanent Account Number (PAN) and register for Value Added Tax (VAT) with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) if your business is eligible for VAT.
  5. Register with the Company Registrar’s Office (For Companies): If you are setting up a company, register with the Companies Registrar’s Office (CRO). Submit required documents including MOA, AOA, and other relevant forms. Pay the registration fee.
  6. Business License: Obtain any required business license or permit from the local municipality or relevant government authority, depending on the nature of your business.
  7. Prepare Required Documents: Prepare necessary documents for companies including application forms, MOA (Memorandum of Association) and AOA (Articles of Association), partnership agreement if applicable, and other necessary documents.
  8. Obtain a Business Operating License: Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to obtain additional licenses or permits from relevant government bodies, such as local municipalities or regulatory authorities.
  9. Open a Bank Account: Open a bank account in the name of your business entity. The bank will need your PAN, business registration documents, and other necessary details.
  10. Comply with Tax Requirements: Register for income tax with the Internal Revenue Service and make sure you understand your tax obligations. Keep accurate financial records and file your tax returns on time.
  11. Comply with Labor Laws: If you are hiring employees, make sure you comply with labor laws, including contracts, working hours, wages, and benefits.

Please note that steps and requirements may vary based on business type, location, and regulatory changes. It is strongly advised to consult a legal or business expert in Nepal to effectively navigate the registration process.

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