Proprietorship Company Registration

A sole proprietorship, also known as the sole trader or simply a proprietorship, is a type of business entity that is owned and run by one individual and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business. A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned, managed and controlled by one person. It is one of the most common forms of business in India, used by small businesses operating in the unorganized sectors.

Proprietorships are very easy to start and have very minimal regulatory compliance requirement for getting started. However, after the startup phase, proprietorship's do not offer the promoter a host of other benefits such as limited liability, separate legal entity, independent existence, transferability, etc., which are desirable features for any business. Therefore, proprietorship's are suited for unorganized, small businesses that will have a limited existence.

Proprietorship Startup Process

Rajput Jain & Associates can help startup a Proprietorship in 7 to 14 days, subject to Government processing time. Since the proprietorship is itself not distinguishable from its owner hence there is no registration or approval is required to start a proprietorship business. Proprietorships do not have a process of incorporation. Therefore, our Business Advisors will advise you on the way the identity of the Proprietorship business can be established through other Government registrations.

There is no mechanism provided by the Government of India for the registration or incorporation of a Proprietorship. Therefore, the existence of a proprietorship is established only by tax registrations and other business registrations that a Proprietorship is required to have as per the rules and regulations. At Rajput Jain & Associates, we can help you establish an identity for your Proprietorship by obtaining the relevant registrations.

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Gold
Fast Track

8,000
(all inclusive fees)

Our Basic Package includes only the bare essentials needed to start your Proprietorship including government fees. Talk to our Business Advisors today to know more and start your business.

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10,000
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Our Standard Package includes everything that is needed to operate a Proprietorship with peace of mind. Talk to our Business Advisors today to know more and start your business.

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14,000
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Our Premium Package includes everything that is needed to operate your Proprietorship along with Trademark Registration. Talk to our Business Advisors today to know more and start your business.

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Rajput Jain & Associates offers the following Cost effective & Easy Company Registration Services packages for its Clients with in schedule days from Anywhere in India:

One Person Company (OPC)

  • One Director
  • One nominee
  • Rs. 6,299 (Professional Fees)
  • (Free PAN + TAN )

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Pvt. Ltd. (with Indian Promoters)

  • Two Shareholders
  • Two Directors
  • Rs. 1 Lac Capital
  • Rs. 9,999 (Professional Fees)
  • (Free PAN + TAN )

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Pvt. Ltd. (with Non-Resident Indian Promoters)

  • Two Shareholders
  • Two Directors
  • Rs. 1 Lac Capital
  • Rs. 27,999 (All Inclusive)
  • (Free PAN + TAN)

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Public Ltd. (with Indian Promoters)

  • Seven Shareholders
  • Three Directors
  • Rs. 5 Lac Capital
  • Rs. 59,999 (All Inclusive)
  • (Free PAN + TAN)

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NGO/Section 25 Company (with Indian promoters)

  • Two Shareholders
  • Two Directors
  • Rs. 1 Lac Capital
  • Rs. 54,999 (All Inclusive)
  • (Free PAN + TAN )

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Conversion of Business into Company

  • Proprietorship into Company
  • Partnership Firm into Company
  • Pvt. Ltd. into Public Ltd.
  • Unlisted Public Ltd. into Pvt. Ltd.

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Frequently Asked Questions (Faq)

  • What is a sole proprietorship?

    A sole proprietorship is a type of business entity that is owned and run by one individual and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business and A sole proprietor has complete control over the business.

  • Why should I choose sole proprietorship?

    The sole proprietorship is most common and simplest form of the business. A sole proprietor has complete control over the business and can own the business for any duration of time. An individual proprietor owns and manages the business and is responsible for all transactions.

    Advantages of Proprietorship

    Easy to Start

    A Proprietorship business needs no registration. Therefore, it is one of the easiest to start with no formalities. However, after starting up the Proprietorship, it is relatively harder to open a bank account or obtain a payment gateway in the name of the business - since more registrations may be required.

    Business Name

    Since the name of a Proprietorship is not registered, a Proprietor- ship can choose to have any name - as long as it does not infringe on a registered trademark. However, since the name is not registered, any other person can also use the same business name unless trademark registration is obtained.

    Taxation

    A Proprietorship with less than Rs. 2 lakhs of income is not required to pay any income tax, as Proprietorships are taxed as the individual owing the business. However, once, income of the business exceeds Rs. 10 lakhs per annum, there are no major advantages for a Proprietorship in terms of taxation.

    Audit NOT Required

    A Proprietorship firm is not required to file audited financial statements with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs each year. Therefore, audit of financial statements is not required. However, tax audit may be required for a Proprietorship firm if the turnover exceeds prescribed limits.

    Other Advantages of Proprietorship

    Full ownership and control, Less capital involved, Profits are not to be distributed, Ease of formation. Complete control over all the aspects of business, Strong Interpersonal relationships with clients, customers and employees.

  • Is there any registration required for a proprietorship?

    In the case of proprietorship firm, there is no registration required in India. You simply have to open a bank account with the name & style you want to work. But if your business is liable for VAT and / or Service Tax registration, then you have to obtain VAT and / or Service Tax registration. Further, for sole proprietorship, no separate income tax PAN is required. The PAN of the proprietor will be the PAN of the firm and proprietor will have to file income tax return in his personal name.

  • How many people are required to start a Proprietorship?

    Only one person is required to start a Proprietorship and a Proprietorship can have only one promoter.

  • What are the requirements to be a Proprietor?

    The Proprietor must be an Indian citizen and a Resident of India. Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin can only invest in a Proprietorship with prior approval of the Government of India.

  • What are the documents required to start a Proprietorship?

    PAN Card for the Proprietor along with identity and address proof is sufficient to start a Proprietorship and obtain other registration, as applicable or required.

  • What is the capital required to start a Proprietorship?

    There is no limit on the minimum capital for starting a Proprietorship. Therefore, a Proprietorship can be started with any amount of minimum capital.

  • How will Rajput Jain & Associates help me start a Proprietorship?

    Rajput Jain & Associates Associate will understand your business requirements and help you start a Proprietorship by obtaining the relevant registrations. Rajput Jain &Associates will help obtain the necessary registrations to help the Proprietor open a bank account in the name of the business, thereby proving an identity for the business.

    Proprietorship Startup Process

    Rajput Jain & Associates can help startup a Proprietorship in 7 to 14 days, subject to Government processing time. Since the proprietorship is itself not distinguishable from its owner hence there is no registration or approval is required to start a proprietorship business. Proprietorships do not have a process of incorporation. Therefore, our Business Advisors will advise you on the way the identity of the Proprietorship business can be established through other Government registrations.

    Other need based Registrations required as per other statute: - The Proprietorship firm may be required to get themselves registered into various other departments like excise, customs, SSI etc.

    Registration under Shops and Establishment Act: This kind of registration is mandated by some of the municipalities and applies to the firms operating in the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. This is state specific requirement, in some states it is mandatory and in some it is optional, for example in the Delhi NCT it is optional

    Sales Tax (VAT) Registration: This is a tax on sale of goods within the state which is governed by the respective vat act of the state.

    Central Sales Tax Registration :This is a tax on Sale of goods between the states, which is governed by the central sales tax act

    Service Tax Registration: This is a tax on the services provided by the proprietor apart from the negative list of service. The identity of a Proprietorship can be established through Service Tax Registration (if applicable) mentioning the business name. Service tax registration takes 10 to 15 days, subject to Government processing time.

    Import Export Code: This is also known as IEC, and is pre-requisite before the proprietorship ventures in to any import or export

    Trade Mark Registration :Brand Name, Logo, Slogan, Label etc.; are intellectual properties which acquires value over a period of time and it is advisable to protect them under as trade mark

    MSME Registration: The identity of a Proprietorship can be established by MSME Registration (if applicable) mentioning the business name. MSME Registration can be completed in 10 to 15 days, subject to Government processing time.

    Provident Fund Registration: The moment number of employees exceeds 20 the proprietor is required to get itself registered with the regional office of the Provident Funds Organization. The contribution rate is 12% each from employee as well as employer

    Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Registration: every organization including the proprietorship concerns employing more than 10 employees having salary more than 15000/- is required to get themselves registered with the concerned Regional office of the ESIC, the contribution to the ESIC is 6.5% wherein 4.75% is contributed by the employer and 1.75% is to be contributed by the employee.

  • How to open a bank account for a Proprietorship?

    To open a bank account for a Proprietorship, Reserve Bank of India mandates that the proprietor provide two forms of registration for the Proprietorship along with the PAN Card, identity proof and address proof of the Proprietor. The two forms of registration can be any two of the following: service tax registration, MSME registration, VAT/TIN/CST registration, shop & establishment Act registration, Professional license, Chartered Accountant certificate or others as provided in the RBI Know Your Customer norms.

  • Will my Proprietorship firm have a separate legal identity?

    No, the Proprietorship firm and the Proprietor are one and the same. The PAN Card of the Proprietor will be the PAN Card of the Proprietorship business. Therefore, there will be no separate legal identity for the business. The assets and liabilities of the Proprietorship business and the Proprietor will also be one and the same.

  • Will my Proprietorship firm have a Certificate of Incorporation or Registration?

    Proprietorship firms do not have a Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Registration. The identity and legitimacy of a Proprietorship firm is established by registering with the relevant or applicable Government authorities.

  • How to register the name of a Proprietorship?

    There is no registry or regulation for the registering the name of a Proprietorship. Therefore, proprietorship firms can adopt any name that do not infringe on registered trademarks. Since there is no registry or regulation for registering the name of a Proprietorship, the only way to ensure exclusive use of the business name is to obtain a trademark registration of the business name.

  • How can I transfer my Proprietorship?

    A business operated by proprietorship firm cannot be transferred to another person, unlike a Limited Liability Partnership or a Private Limited Company. Only the assets in the Proprietorship can be transferred to another person through sale. Intangible assets like Government approvals, registrations, etc., cannot be transferred to another person.

  • Can I have partners in a Proprietorship?

    Proprietorship firms are business entity that are owned, managed and controlled by one person. So Partners cannot be inducted into a Proprietorship firm.

  • Can other people invest in a Proprietorship?

    Proprietorship firms are business entity that are owned, managed and controlled by one person. So Proprietorship firms cannot issue shares or have investors.

  • What are the annual compliance requirements for a Proprietorship?

    Proprietorship will have to file their annual tax return with the Income Tax Department. Other tax filings like service tax filing or VAT/CST filign may be necessary from time to time, based on the business activity performed. However, annual report or accounts need not be filed with the Ministry or Corporate Affairs, which is required for Limited Liability Partnerships and Companies.

  • Is audit required for a Proprietorship?

    It is not necessary for Proprietorships to prepare audited financial statements each year. However, a tax audit may be necessary based on turnover and other criterion.

  • Can I later convert my Proprietorship into a Company or LLP?

    Yes, there are procedures for converting your Proprietorship business into a Company or a LLP at a later date. However, the procedures to convert a proprietorship business into a Company or LLP are cumbersome, expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, it is wise for many entrepreneurs to consider and start a LLP or Company instead of a Proprietorship.

  • What is tax implication on a sole proprietor?

    As a sole proprietor, filing of taxes is generally easier than a company. Your individual and business income is considered the same and self-employed tax implications will apply.

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