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Proprietorship Registration

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Start your ideal business by forming a Sole Proprietorship in just one day. Except for the most basic formalities, there are no specific registration requirements for a proprietorship business.


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What is a Sole Proprietorship?

A proprietorship is a sort of business in which just one individual owns and manages the company. The sole proprietor invests his entire wealth. As a result, he is the sole owner of the company’s profits. A sole proprietorship does not need to be registered, and it can begin at the proprietor’s discretion without acquiring any certification.

However, it is desired and necessary to register with the Goods and Services Tax (GST for Proprietorship Firm) and receive a TAN number in order to comply with the TDS regulations of the Income Tax Act. To open a Current Bank Account in the name of a Proprietorship Firm, bankers also require two KYC documents.

Characteristics of a Sole Proprietorship

Begin immediately.

A proprietorship can begin immediately at the proprietor’s discretion and receive GST registration within 30 days of operations.

Tax Benefit

The proprietorship’s income is included in the proprietor’s own income. As a result, slab-based tax rates are used, resulting in a tax benefit.

No Foreign Funding

A proprietorship cannot be funded with foreign funds, and it can only be owned by Indians and NRIs under certain circumstances.

Simple to Close

Simply surrender any registrations and licenses obtained in the name of the proprietorship business to dissolve the business.

Procedure for Starting a Sole Proprietorship

Documents Required

  •  Copy of Pan Card
  • Proof of Registered Address
  • Valid Identity Proof
  • Latest Address Proof
  • Two Passport Size Photographs
  • NOC from Owner of Premises
  • Canceled Cheque of Proprietor

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any amount of money can be used to start a sole proprietorship. There is no specific provision in the legislation that requires the firm to have a certain amount of capital. Based on the nature and magnitude of the proposed firm, the proprietor must invest funds. You will have the power to introduce or withdraw capital as withdrawals from the proprietorship business’s accounts at any moment.

Yes. A proprietorship business can only be started by an Indian citizen. In the same way, foreign money is not permitted in a proprietorship. However, with previous authorization from the Indian government, an NRI or a Person of Indian Origin (POI) can invest in a proprietorship.

A sole proprietorship firm is not required by law to be registered. As a result, FirstFiling assists entrepreneurs in obtaining registration under the Shops & Establishment, and other categories. The Central Government’s Micro, Small, and Medium Establishments Development Act, 2006 governs MSME registration.

Following are the proprietor documents that are required to register a sole proprietorship firm under MSME

  • Copy of Aadhar Card
  • PAN card of the Sole Proprietor
  • Details of Business Place

There is no such thing as a certificate of incorporation or registration for a sole proprietorship. As a result, the proprietorship’s legal identity is established by numerous different registrations or licenses received in the proprietorship’s name. Similarly, each specific registration, such as the GST Certificate, MSME Registration Certificate, Tan Allotment Letter, and so on, will result in the issuing of a certificate of registration.

The Reserve Bank of India is in charge of regulating bank account opening. For the proprietorship, it has been mandated that at least two entity proofs be submitted. To open a bank account, go to any bank in your area, and they will typically require the following documents.

1. List of Entity Proof of Sole Proprietorship: (Any two documents from the below list)
  • Certificate of Registration with MSME
  • GST Registration Certificate
  • Registration with Shops & Establishment
  • Registration or License-related to Central-State govt.
  • Certificate related to Municipal authorities
  • Tax returns Showing Name of Proprietorship Firm
  • Import Export Certificate in Firm Name
  • CA certificate for Existence of Entity
  • Registered lease/ license in Proprietorship Name
  • Utility Bills/ TDS certificate in the name of the firm
2. Identity Proof of Proprietor for Bank A/c Opening:
  • PAN Card
  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • ID cards issued by central and state govt.
  • Passbook scheduled commercial bank
  • Marriage certificate
  • Voters ID card
  • Aadhar Card
3. Address Proof of Proprietor
  • Driving Licence
  • Passport.
  • ID cards issued central & state govt.
  • Passbook scheduled commercial bank
  • Utility Bill
  • Marriage certificate
  • Municipal corporation bill
  • Credit Card Bill
  • Registered Leave and Licence Agreement
  • Bank statement

Yes, a sole proprietorship can be transformed into an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership).