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Proprietorship Firm Registration​

sole proprietorship, also known as the sole traderindividual entrepreneurship or proprietorship, is a type of enterprise that is owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity. A sole trader does not necessarily work ‘alone’—it is possible for the sole trader to employ other people.

The sole trader receives all profits (subject to taxation specific to the business) and has unlimited responsibility for all losses and debts. Every asset of the business is owned by the proprietor and all debts of the business are the proprietor’s. It is a “sole” proprietorship in contrast with partnerships (which have at least two owners).

A sole proprietor may use a trade name or business name other than their or its legal name. They may have to legally trademark their business name if it differs from their own legal name, the process varying depending upon country of residence

Advantages of a Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorships are only recognised via their government and tax registrations, so the extent of their compliance is limited to the annual filing of their service, professional or sales taxes

A sole proprietorship could take 15 days to start if all you need is a GST registration. Either way, the process is uncomplicated. PAN card and identity and address proofs are enough to get them done.

A Sole Proprietorship is inexpensive as compared to a One Person Company (OPC) and, thanks to the minimal compliance requirements, is inexpensive even over the long-term. You would not need to hire an auditor, for example. This is why, despite its severe shortcoming (unlimited liability), small merchants and traders opt for it.

Proprietorship Firm Registration​

There is no such thing as registration of Proprietorship Firm, proprietorship are recognised by other registrations, such as a GST registration. A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned and managed by a single person. You could have one up and running within 15 days, which makes it very popular among the unorganised sector, particularly small traders and merchants. There is no such thing as registration; proprietorship are recognised by other registrations, such as a GST registration. As you would imagine with a business that’s so easy to set up, though, its shortcomings are severe: the liability of the proprietor is unlimited and it does not have a continuous existence.

A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned and managed by a single person. You could have one up and running within 15 days, which makes it very popular among the unorganised sector, particularly small traders and merchants. There is no such thing as registration; proprietorships are recognised by other registrations, such as a GST registration. As you would imagine with a business that’s so easy to set up, though, its shortcomings are severe: the liability of the proprietor is unlimited and it does not have a continuous existence.

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A proprietorship/sole trading firm is a business that is owned and run by an individual person. The owner and the business are treated one and same. Proprietor is personally liable for all business debts i.e his personal property may also be used to repay business debts.

Proprietorships are not regulated by any particular Act, hence there is no registration. Every buiness needs registration under Shop & Establishment Act whether it is providing a service or dealing in goods. Other registrations such as GST etc depend upon nature of product/service.

Any Indian citizen with a current account in the name of their business can start a sole proprietorship. Registration may or may not be required, depending on what business you are planning to establish. However, to open a current account, banks typically require a Shops & Establishments Registration

TAN is Tax Deduction and Collection number which is needed if you are responsible for deducting tax at source on behalf of Income Tax Department. It is also quoted in various challans, returns etc. Not every proprietor is required to get a TAN unless it is required due to the nature of his business or profession. ClearTax expert will advise you if you need to obtain TAN.

The name of the firm should not contain any words which indicate the approval/support of the government unless the government has given its written consent for the use of such words as part of the firm’s name. The name of the firm can be reserved by getting trade mark registration.

To open a current account, you need proof of the existence of your business. Most banks will ask for a Shops & Establishments Act Registration. In addition, you will need a PAN card and address and identity proofs.

This depends on the business you’re in. It is compulsory for any business whose turnover in a financial year exceeds Rs 20 lakhs (Rs 10 lakhs in the case of North Eastern states) to get a GST registration. For businesses that are involved in selling goods or services to customers out of a commercial establishment, it is mandatory to register under Shops and Establishments Act.

Most local businesses are run as sole proprietorships, from your grocery store to a fast food vendor, and even small traders and manufacturers. This is not to say that larger businesses do not operate as sole proprietors. Even some jewellery shops are sole proprietors, but this is not recommended.

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