Easily Register a Proprietorship (proprietorship firm registration in Lucknow)

Proprietorship is an alias for the Proprietor to do business. Proprietorships are ideal for very small businesses in the unorganized sector. Quick Consult offers proprietorship firm registration in Lucknow at an affordable price.

Easy to Start

Proprietorship needs minimal registration. Therefore, it is one of the easiest forms of business entity to start with minimal formalities. However, after starting up a Proprietorship, it is relatively harder to open a bank account or obtain a payment gateway in the name of the business – since more registrations like VAT or Service Tax or GST Registration may be required.

Business Name

Since the name of a proprietorship is not registered, a proprietorship 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.

Required Documents

  • Identity and address proof will be required for all directors and shareholders of the company to be incorporated. In the case of Indian nationals, PAN is mandatory. For foreign nationals, apostilled or notarised copies of the passport must be submitted mandatorily.
  • All companies must have a registered office in India. To prove access to the registered office, a recent copy of the electricity bill or property tax receipt or water bill must be submitted. Along with the utility bill, rental agreement.

Proprietorship is the only type of business entity that can be registered and operated by one person. To register a one person company, a nominee Director is required and for all other types of entities like company or LLP or partnership firm, two or more promoters are required.

Proprietorship with less than Rs. 3 lakhs of income is not required to pay any income tax, as proprietorship’s are taxed as the individual owing the business. However, unlike a company or LLP, a proprietorship cannot enjoy some of the tax deductions, which could potentially increase the tax liability.

The Proprietor and the proprietorship are one and the same for all legal purposes. Hence, there is no formality for winding up or closing a proprietorship. In most cases, to close a proprietorship, only the tax registrations obtained in the name of the proprietor must be cancelled.

Proprietorship Registration

A sole proprietorship is a type of unregistered business entity that is owned, managed, and controlled by one person. Sole proprietorships are one of the most common forms of business in India, used by most micro and small businesses operating in the unorganized sectors. Proprietorships are very easy to start and have very minimal regulatory compliance requirements for started and operating. However, after the startup phase, proprietorship do not offer the promoter a host of benefits such as limited liability proprietorship, corporate status, separate legal entity, independent existence, transferability, perpetual existence – which are desirable features for any business. Therefore, proprietorship registration is suited only for unorganized, small businesses that will remain small and/or have a limited period of existence.

There is no mechanism provided by the Government of India for the registration of a Proprietorship. Therefore, the existence of a proprietorship must be established through tax registrations and other business registrations that a business is required to have as per the rules and regulations. For instance, VAT or Service Tax or GST Registration can be obtained in the name of the Proprietor to establish that the Proprietor is operating a business as a sole proprietorship. Thus, all the registrations for a proprietorship would be in the name of the Proprietor, making the Proprietor personally liable for all the liabilities of the Proprietorship.

Quick Consult is the market leader in company registration services and proprietorship firm registration in Lucknow, offering a variety of company registration like private limited company registration, one person company registration, Nidhi Company Registration, Section 8 Company Registration, Producer Company Registration, and Indian Subsidiary registration. The average time taken to complete a proprietorship registration is 3 – 5 working days, subject to government processing time, and client document submission. Get a free consultation for proprietorship firm registration and business setup in India by scheduling an appointment with a Quick Consult Advisor.