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Shop Act License

Any person with an intention to establish a business must surely have heard the term “Shop Act License”. So what exactly is it? Commonly known as Shop Act License is a License provided by the government regulated under the Act of Shop and Establishment Act. It basically is a license to carry out any particular enterprise or business in the state. Every state has its own separate department for issuing the license and the rules as to the license may vary from state to state. The Shop Act license is one of the essential documents required in the whole process of business establishment. Therefore any person who wants to start a business or establishment must have a Shop and Establishment License.

Who should get a Shop Act License?

All the entities defined under the definition of “Shop” in the Act must get the Shop Act License. These include offices, go-downs, warehouses, and storerooms used for the purpose of carrying out the said business. Basically, all the premises where the selling and purchasing of goods take place or where services or rendered to the customers. 

Here establishments are all those establishments where persons are employed for office work. It includes commercial spaces, banking, trading or insurance establishments, and administrative services. It also includes hotels, boarding, cafes, restaurants, theatres, or other public entertainment or amusement places.

Process for obtaining Shop Act License:

The process of obtaining a Shop Act license is online as well as offline. The process for obtaining the license may vary from state to state. Any person who wants such as license should log into the respective State’s Labour Department website. For the state of Maharashtra, the website is mahakamgar.maharashtra.gov.in. 

For offline application, the applicant must fill out the registration application and submit it to the Chief Inspector of the concerned area along with the prescribed fee in the department of labor. Only if the application is correctly filled the Chief Inspector will issue the Shop Act License. 

For an online application, the applicant has to fill in the application through the website, upload the necessary document and pay the prescribed fee. This fee may vary from state to state. The whole process depends upon accurate documentation and can be confusing and time-consuming at times. Therefore it is highly recommended to consult a financial advisor or consultant while filing for a license. 

We at YouTax are determined to help you obtain your Shop Act License easily and as soon as possible. Our experienced professionals will do the whole process for you in a convenient manner. All you have to do is reach out to us at our website youtax.in or contact us at our contact number +(91) 8421447373 and provide us with the necessary documents for obtaining your Shop Act License.

Documents required for Shop Act license:

The following are the documents required for obtaining a Shop Act License:

  • Shop or business establishments address proof
  • Pan Card of the proprietor
  • Id-proof of the proprietor
  • Details of the employees
  • Additional licenses are required for the said business. (eg. FSSAI license in case of food industry-related business)
  • Payment Challan