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Proprietorship Registration

A sole proprietorship is among the most straightforward and traditional business structures to initiate in India. It represents a business entity wholly owned, managed, and overseen by a single individual, who assumes the role of the proprietor. Given the direct alignment of the proprietorship with its proprietor, the initiation process is notably uncomplicated, accompanied by minimal compliance obligations.

Who is a sole proprietor?

In a sole proprietorship, the individual serves as the exclusive owner of the business. Consequently, establishing a new bank account for the business is imperative, and GST registration is typically accomplished using the proprietor's PAN and Aadhar details. The proprietor bears full responsibility for both the assets and liabilities of the business.

How to check proprietorship status?

In India, registration of a sole proprietorship is not mandatory. Consequently, there is no designated platform for verifying the status of a sole proprietorship. Nevertheless, if the proprietor has initiated the process for GST registration, it is possible to verify the existence of the proprietorship by checking the GST registration and filing status on the GST Portal.

Proprietorship legal entity status and recognition

Proprietorship in India does not receive distinct recognition as a separate legal entity. Therefore, for all legal and official matters, the business owner and the proprietorship are treated as one and the same.

Sole Proprietorship Registrations & Licenses

To operate a proprietorship business in India, the proprietor is required to secure both PAN and Aadhar. Furthermore, they must obtain GST registration, UDYAM registration, and establish a current bank account. In certain states, compliance with the Shops & Establishment Act registration may also be mandatory.
It's important to note that, beyond these fundamental prerequisites, additional licenses and permits may be necessitated, contingent upon the specific industry, state, and local regulations.

Advantages of Proprietorship

Easy registration: Sole proprietorship requires no formal incorporation or dissolution processes, as it is essentially an extension of the proprietor. However, to conduct business in compliance with Indian laws and regulations, the proprietor may need to acquire specific registrations and licenses.

  1. Lower compliance: Most proprietorships are primarily registered with government departments like Income Tax and GST, resulting in reduced compliance obligations. Conversely, entities such as LLPs or Companies, registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, are obligated to file various statutory returns and undergo annual audits by a Chartered Accountant.

  2. Simplicity: Given the absence of partners, shareholders, or directors, a proprietor can easily manage this business with minimal documentation and consent requirements. Hence, this business structure is most suitable for very small enterprises.

  3. Business decision: Within a proprietorship, the business owner retains the authority to make all business decisions independently. No external consent or approval is necessary, enabling the proprietor to make prompt determinations regarding their business affairs.

  4. Complete control: Sole proprietorship, being the exclusive ownership of the proprietor, grants full control over assets, revenue, expenses, and all business operations to the proprietor.

Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorship

  1. Funding: This business structure relies exclusively on the personal savings, borrowings, and credit history of the proprietor. Since no other individuals are involved, obtaining funding from banks can be challenging. Equity funding is not feasible, as this business entity does not allow for profit sharing or shareholding.

  2. Personal liability: If a proprietor is unable to meet business loans or tax obligations, in a proprietorship, the personal assets of the business owner can be liable. Therefore, in this business structure, the proprietor remains personally responsible until all liabilities are settled.

  3. Business continuity: In the event of the proprietor’s death or disability, a sole proprietorship will automatically cease to exist, leading to a lack of business continuity.

  4. Growth: Proprietorships face several limitations concerning fundraising, liability, and business continuity. Consequently, they are typically suitable for very small businesses operating in the unorganized sector.

  5. Unincorporated business: Sole proprietorships are categorized as unincorporated businesses, which means there is no centralized database to verify the active or inactive status of a sole proprietorship. Consequently, these entities are primarily classified as unorganized businesses.

Registering a Proprietorship Online through bmcsindia

Registering a proprietorship is a straightforward process that can be completed online through bmcsindia. To initiate the proprietorship registration, only the PAN and Aadhaar card of the business owner are necessary. We can assist you in obtaining the following registrations within a timeframe of less than 15 days:

Once you have completed the proprietorship registration on Bmcsindia, please proceed by following the steps below and uploading the specified documents via your LEDGERS account:

Step 1: Log in to LEDGERS using the email address for payment.
Step 2: Navigate to the Services Tab and select Proprietorship Engagement.
Step 3: Upload copies of your PAN and Aadhar Card.
Step 4: A bmcsindia Registration Expert will submit the registration application to the GST Department, MSME Department, and the bank for opening a Current Account.
Step 5: You will be granted access to LEDGERS Accounting Software for GST invoicing, GST filing, and other related services.

PAN Card for Proprietorship Firm

A proprietorship is not considered a distinct business entity. Therefore, there is no specific procedure to obtain a proprietorship PAN card.
Instead, the PAN card of the business owner is utilized for all proprietorship-related purposes.

Obtaining GST Registration for Proprietorship

GST registration for a proprietorship can be acquired through bmcsindia as part of their service.
The following documents are typically needed for GST registration:

Obtaining UDYAM Registration for Proprietorship

Udyam Registration, which provides various benefits for small and medium-sized businesses, can be obtained online. After obtaining GST registration, the bmcsindia team will assist in obtaining UDYAM registration by submitting the Aadhaar card, PAN card, and GST certificate to the government.

Bank Account for Proprietorship

To open a bank current account for a proprietorship in the name of the business owner using their PAN, the business owner must provide proof of conducting business. Instead of a savings account, any two of the following documents can be submitted to establish a current account for the proprietorship: GST registration certificate. Shop & Establishment Act license. A license issued by the registering authority, such as a Certificate of Practice issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Indian Medical Council, or Food and Drug Control Authorities. Banks may also accept the IEC (Importer Exporter Code) issued to the proprietary concern by the office of DGFT as an identity document for opening a bank account, among others.

Proprietorship vs Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) vs Company

DefinitionUnregistered type of business entity managed by one single personA formal agreement between two or more parties to manage and operate a businessA 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

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 Time7-9 working days
Promoter LiabilityUnlimited LiabilityLimited Liability


GST Registration

Partnership Deed

LLP Deed

Incorporation Certificate



Incorporation Certificate

GovernanceUnder Partnership ActLLP Act, 2008Under Companies Act,2013
TransferabilityNon TransferableTransferable if registered under ROFTransferable
Compliance Requirements

Income tax filing if turnover is more than Rs.2.5 lakhs


Form 11

Form 8



MCA filing


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