Human Resources & Payroll

India Further Expands Visa-on-Arrival Program


Oct. 8 – India’s Planning Commission has approved several measures this week to expand the country’s Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) program, which allows foreign tourists to apply for single-entry 30-day visas upon arrival in India. Currently there are less than a dozen countries who have been approved for the VoA program – the current proposal would greatly […]

Visa Applications and Registration in India


When applying for a long-term visa in India, there are a number of procedures and legal frameworks that must be understood. In this article, we discuss the documents necessary for a foreigner to work in India.

New Issue of Asia Briefing: Work Visa and Permit Procedures Across Asia


In this edition of Asia Briefing Magazine, we outline the specific documents required for foreign nationals working in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as highlight the relevant application processes in each of these countries. Attention is also given to the role of the sponsoring company and the regulations they must adhere to.

India Releases Draft Rules for New Companies Act


Sept. 12 – The Indian government has released new draft rules for the 2013 Companies Act, which will replace the original Companies Act of 1956. The new draft rules cover the first half of the Companies Act and will be open for public comment until October. The second half of the Companies Act draft rules […]

India Passes Pension Bill to Increase Foreign Investment


Sept. 5 – After nearly ten years of debates and negotiations, the Lok Sabha – India’s lower house of Parliament – finally cleared the long-awaited Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill today in a step towards creating a stronger pension industry and to attract additional foreign and private sector investments. The bill must […]

Calculating Withholding Taxes in India


Aug. 9 – Withholding taxes are a government’s way of making sure that the proper taxes are paid on an item by way of either withholding or deducting the relevant tax amount from an individual’s or an enterprise’s income. They are of particular note to international companies doing business with India yet without a presence […]

India Extends Income Tax Filing Deadline to August 5th


India’s Ministry of Finance has extended the deadline for filing IIT in India from July 31st to August 5th Aug. 1 – “Due to large number of taxpayers accessing the e-fling website on the due date of filing, some cases of taxpayers not being able to access the e-filing portal have been reported. These problems […]

Payroll Processing in India: Allowances and Outsourcing


Payroll , or employee compensation management, is a multifaceted process. To help shed some light on this complicated process, in this article we discuss allowances (including housing and leave travel assistance) and the benefits of outsourcing payroll.

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