Investment Incentives in India

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
Several measures and incentives, to attract investments into the country: Tax holiday, tax concessions, and import of capital goods at concessional customs duty, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), bilateral investment protection agreements with investing countries; etc.
Privileged Domains
Power, ports, highways, electronics and software, scientific R&D, manufacturing of energy-saving, environmental-protection and pollution-control equipment.
Privileged geographical sectors
Consult the list of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in India.
Privileged Geographical Zones
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
Deductions are available for capital expenditure. Setting up in a special economic zone and export processing zone attract exemption of tax on export profits. Other tax “holydays” are available based on industries (in particular scientific research) and regions. For more information on tax incentive programs you can consult the Investment Promotion and International Cooperation and the India Brand Equity Foundation.
Useful Links
Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
Foreign Investment Implementation Authority (FIIA)
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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