Sole Proprietorship

Common Questions

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A Sole Proprietorship is the simplest form of business entity where a single individual owns and operates the business. It does not have a separate legal entity from its owner.

Advantages include ease of formation, complete control over business decisions, direct retention of profits, and minimal compliance requirements.

No, there is no separate registration process for Sole Proprietorships. The business operates under the personal PAN card of the proprietor.

Sole Proprietorships must comply with tax regulations, including filing income tax returns and maintaining proper accounting records.

The proprietor has unlimited liability in a Sole Proprietorship, meaning personal assets are at risk to meet business obligations.

No, registration isn't mandatory, but it offers numerous advantages and is highly recommended for professional credibility and ease of business operations.

The process typically takes 15-30 days, depending on state procedures and document accuracy.

Yes, a Sole Proprietorship can be converted into an LLP, a Private Limited Company, or a partnership firm, depending on the requirements and preferences of the proprietor.

No, there is no specific requirement for a registered office address for Sole Proprietorship registration.

Yes, a Sole Proprietorship can have employees to assist in business operations, subject to labor laws and regulations.

The proprietor can open a bank account in the name of the Sole Proprietorship using their PAN card and other KYC documents.

Company Avenue Advisory provides guidance on the legal and tax aspects of operating as a Sole Proprietorship, helping entrepreneurs understand their obligations and set up their businesses efficiently.

Costs vary depending on state fees and chosen registrations. UDYAM and Shop & Establishment registrations are usually nominal, while GST registration entails specific fees based on your turnover.

Currently, most states require offline registration, though some states like Maharashtra are implementing online systems.

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