Proprietorship in India is a type of unregistered business entity that is owned, managed, and controlled by one person. The micro and small businesses that are operating in the unorganized sector prefer registering as a proprietorship in India. It is very easy to start a sole proprietorship in India as it has very few regulatory compliances for conducting businesses. Proprietorship registration is ideal for the entrepreneurs who are getting into the business for small businesses with very few clients. The liability of the sole proprietorships is limited and they also do not have perpetual existence.
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Who is a sole proprietor?
A sole proprietor is the owner of the sole proprietorship, he is recognized as an entity same
as the business. As the sole proprietor is the owner of the business he is entitled to all the
company's revenue. The sole proprietorship is completely under the control of the
proprietor. Hence, he makes the decisions for the company.
To run a business as a sole proprietor some licenses and permits are required. The license
will depend on the industry, state, and locality.
The main benefits of a sole proprietorship are the pass-through tax advantage mentioned
before, the ease of creation, and the low fees of creation and maintenance.
With a sole proprietorship, you do not need to fill out a tremendous amount of paperwork, such as registering with your state. You may need to obtain a license or permit, depending on your state and type of business. But less paperwork allows you to get your business off the ground faster.
To start a sole proprietorship you need to for the most part just start your business. It does not require registering with your state. It is recommended to come up with a company name and then apply for a permit or license with your city and state if needed. If you plan to hire employees then you will need an employee identification number (EIN) from the IRS and if you are going to sell taxable products you will need to register with your state.