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Proprietorship

Documents Required For Proprietorship

Aadhar Card
Id Proof of Landlord/Landlady (Self Attested)
Id Proof of Witnesses (Self Attested)
Latest Electricity Bill (not older than 1 month)
No Objection Certificate (NOC)
PAN Card
Passport Size Photo
Rent Agreement (if electricity bill not in name of proprietor)

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Proprietorship is a business organization owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business.

Proprietorship is the simplest form of business organization in India. The sole proprietor has complete control over all aspects of the business, including decision-making, profits, and losses. There are no formalities required to set up a sole proprietorship, and it can be easily terminated by the owner at any time. However, sole proprietorships do have some disadvantages, such as unlimited liability for debts and obligations incurred by the business.
 

Who is a sole proprietor?

The sole proprietor is a person who owns the business and is fully responsible for all of the income and debt of that business.
The sole proprietor usually reports all of his or her business income and losses on Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship), which is part of Form 1040. However, if you have a loss, you may not need to report it on your tax return.
A sole proprietor has complete control over the business and its assets. He or she can enter into contracts, incur debt and hire employees. As a result, the following rules apply to sole proprietors:
  • A sole proprietor generally cannot deduct losses produced by an activity from other income in the same tax year; he must carry over the losses to future years.
     
  • Sole proprietors get no special tax deductions for contributions made to employee benefit plans on their behalf, as corporations do.
     
  • If a sole proprietor's personal services are an important part of producing his or her business income, that person will probably be considered self-employed in regard to those services (in other words, an employee of him or herself).

History of Proprietorship

The concept of proprietorship in India has been in existence since ancient times. The Rig Veda, one of the oldest texts in the world, mentions traders and businesspeople. In the medieval period, guilds were formed to regulate trade and commerce. And during the British colonial rule, the East India Company established itself as a major player in the Indian economy.
Today, proprietorships are the most common form of business ownership in India. According to a report by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), there are over 60 million proprietorship businesses in India. The sector contributes to around 45% of the country’s industrial output and 40% of its exports.
Proprietorships in India can be classified into two broad categories: unregistered and registered businesses. Unregistered businesses are small-scale operations that do not require any legal registration. These businesses are informal in nature and usually operate on a cash basis. Registered businesses, on the other hand, are required to obtain a trade license from the local municipality or district administration. They also need to register with the Registrar of Companies if they want to limited liability status.
 

Advantages of Proprietorship

There are several advantages of proprietorship in India, which include the following:
 
  1. Easy to Start and Operate: One of the biggest advantages of proprietorship is that it is relatively easy to start and operate when compared to other business structures such as partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs). All you need to do is get a trade license from the local municipality or district administration. There is no need to file any legal documents or register with any government authority. This makes starting a proprietorship business a quick and simple process.
     
  2. Less Costly: Another advantage of proprietorship businesses is that they are less costly to set up and run when compared to other business structures. This is because there are fewer compliance requirements for proprietorships. For instance, you do not need to maintain separate books of accounts or get your financial statements audited by a chartered accountant if your annual turnover is below Rs 60 lakhs. This can help you save on costs associated with setting up and running your business.
     
  3. Flexibility in Management: As the sole owner of a proprietorship business, you have complete control over all aspects of the business including decision-making, operations, and finances. You can also change the direction of your business at any time without having to take approval from partners or shareholders. This flexibility gives you the freedom to experiment with new ideas and strategies without worrying about incurring losses for the company as a whole.
     
  4. Fewer Compliance Requirements: Proprietorships have fewer compliance requirements when compared to other types of businesses such as private limited companies (PLCs) and public limited companies (PLCs). For instance, you are not required to hold board meetings or prepare financial statements if your annual turnover is below Rs 60 lakhs . This can help save on time and costs associated with complying with various regulations.
     
 

How to Register for Proprietorship?

Once you have decided to start a proprietorship business in India, the next step is to register your business with the Registrar of Companies. The registration process is relatively simple and can be completed online with Tax Rupees.
Once you have obtained your Business Registration Certificate, you will need to obtain a Trade License from the local Municipal Corporation. The trade license is required in order to legally operate your business.
After you have obtained your Business Registration Certificate and Trade License, you can start operating your business.
It is important to note that you will need to renew your Business Registration Certificate and Trade License every year.
 

What are the Benefits of Proprietorship?

Proprietorship offers several benefits to business owners in India. Some of these benefits include:
  1. Easy to Set Up and Manage: Proprietorship is the simplest form of business organization and can be easily set up and managed when compared to other business structures such as partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs). All you need to do is get a trade license from the local municipality or district administration. There is no need to file any legal documents or register with any government authority. This makes starting a proprietorship business a quick and simple process.
     
  2. No Minimum Capital Requirements: You do not need to have any minimum capital requirements to set up a proprietorship business in India. This makes it an ideal option for people who want to start a business with limited resources.
     
  3. Full Control over Business Decisions: As the sole owner of a proprietorship business, you have complete control over all aspects of the business including decision-making, operations, and finances. You can also change the direction of your business at any time without having to take approval from partners or shareholders. This flexibility gives you the freedom to experiment with new ideas and strategies without worrying about incurring losses for the company as a whole.
     
  4. Personal Liability Protection: As the sole proprietor of a business, you are not personally liable for the debts and losses incurred by the business. This means that your personal assets such as your home or savings will not be at risk if your business fails.
     
  5. Tax Benefits: Proprietorship businesses in India enjoy several tax benefits. For example, you can claim deductions for expenses such as rent, salaries, and interest payments on business loans. You also only need to file one tax return for both your personal and business income taxes.
     
  6. Easy to Dissolve: If you decide to terminate your business, a proprietorship can be easily dissolved without any legal or tax implications. This is not the case with other business structures such as partnerships and companies which require formal dissolution procedures to be followed.
 
Proprietorship also offers personal liability protection and easy dissolution.
There are some drawbacks to proprietorship in India as well, such as lack of continuity and limited financial resources.
Proprietors also have unlimited liability for business debts and obligations.
 

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proprietorship  in India are a type of unregistered business material that is accept, made due, and manage by one individual. The mini and the small business that  are working in the small area favor getting recorded as Sole proprietorship.
 

An Indian Citizen with a present record for the sake of his/her business can get a sole  proprietorship registration.

It takes around 8 to 10 days yet is dependent upon government handling and document submission.

No, there is no declaration of Incorporation given.

As the sole proprietorship and the owner are a similar the individual needs to simply document the Income tax return and GST returns filling for the proprietorship firm.

No, there is no base necessity to begin a sole proprietorship in India.

The sole proprietorship exist as long as the owner is alive and is wanting to maintain the business.

Yes, a sole proprietor is considered to be the same as the sole proprietor.

It generally differ from one state to another as in Maharashtra a Shop and Act permit is required and for West Bengal, the trade license is required.

The owner possesses, controls, and deals with the sole proprietorships. He has a total hold over the proprietorship.

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Features and Advantages of Various Business Entities

Features Proprietorship Partnership LLP Company
Definition Unregistered type of business entity managed by one single person A formal agreement between two or more parties to manage and operate a business A Limited Liability Partnership is a hybrid combination having features similar to a partnership firm and liabilities similar to a company. Registered type of entity with limited liability to the owners and shareholders
Ownership
  • Sole Ownership
  • Min 2 Partners
  • Max 50 Partners
  • Designated Partners
  • Min 2 Directors
  • Min 2 Shareholders
  • Max 15 Directors
  • Max 200 Shareholders
For One Person Company
  • 1 Director
  • 1 Nominee Director
Registration Time 7-9 working days
Promoter Liability Unlimited Liability Limited Liability
Documentation
  • MSME
  • GST Registration
  • Partnership Deed
  • LLP Deed
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • MOA
  • AOA
  • Incorporation Certificate
Governance - Under Partnership Act LLP Act, 2008 Under Companies Act,2013
Transferability Non Transferable Transferable if registered under ROF Transferable
Compliance Requirements
  • Income tax filing if turnover is more than Rs.2.5 lakhs
  • ITR 5
  • Form 11
  • Form 8
  • ITR 5
  • ITR 6
  • MCA filing
  • Auditor'sappointment

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