Mandatory Corporate Identification Rules Take Effect

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DELHI – As part of the Indian Companies Act 2013, Section 12, companies are now required to quote the following content on all employee business cards, corporate letterheads, invoices and all other corporate correspondence and publications:

a)         Indian Corporate Identification Number (CIN)

b)         Main Telephone Number

c)         Fax Number

d)         Website Address

This change applies to all companies, both foreign and domestic, with operations in India and is effective immediately (April 1, 2014). Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in a daily penalty of INR1000 (US$17) to a maximum of INR100,000 (US$1700). Non-compliance may also lead to increased amounts of receivables and lack of official interaction.

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