SPICe Plus form to be deployed by MCA for Ease of Doing Business initiative for Startups

(i) Stakeholders may please note that as part of Government of India’s Ease of Doing Business(EODB) initiatives, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs would be shortly notifying & deploying a new Web Form christened ‘SPICe+’ (pronounced ‘SPICe Plus’) replacing the existing SPICe form.

(ii) SPICe+ would be an integrated Web form offering multiple services viz. name reservation, incorporation, DIN allotment, mandatory issue of PAN, TAN, EPFO, ESIC, Profession Tax (Maharashtra) and Opening of Bank Account. It will also facilitate allotment of GSTIN wherever so applied for by the Stakeholders. After deployment of SPICe+ web form, RUN shall be applicable only for change of name of existing companies.

(iii) Upon notification & deployment, all new name reservations for new companies as well as new incorporations shall be applied through SPICe+ only

(iv) However, incorporation of companies for names reserved through the existing RUN service shall continue to be filed in the existing SPICe eform along with related linked forms as applicable and if marked under resubmission shall be resubmitted in SPICe eform.

(v) Resubmission of SPICe forms submitted prior to date of deployment of SPICe+ web form shall also be filed in the existing SPICe eform and related linked forms as applicable.

In our view, it is a welcome step and Startups will surely get the benefit in terms of quick services and cost saving.

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