GST Registration for Proprietorship
Proprietorship is the simplest business form under which one can operate a business. The sole proprietorship is not a legal entity. It simply refers to a person who owns the business and is personally responsible for its debts. Sole Proprietorship is the easiest form of business done in India since it isn’t governed by any specific laws. Under sole proprietorship, the compliance are minimal and easy to fulfill. GST registration is required for incorporating a business in India, so here in this article, we will understand what are the documents required for GST registration of a proprietorship firm.
What are the Documents Required for GST Registration for Proprietorship?
Below mentioned documents are required for GST registration for a Sole proprietorship:
PAN Card of Owner
PAN cards can be applied online as well as offline. For applying, you need a scanned photograph, identity proof, and address proof. The form can be submitted online by verifying it through Aadhar e-KYC.
Once the PAN card application is submitted, it is checked at NSDL for verification, and if NSDL finds the information correct, it allows the PAN number within 7-8 days. Further, a hard copy of the PAN card is received at the registered address within 15-20 days.
Aadhaar Card Of Proprietor
Aadhar Card is one of the mandatory document in India. Also, the income tax return can only be filed if the person has linked his PAN card with the Aadhar number. Contact the nearest E-Mitra or Aadhar Seva Kendra if you haven’t got an Aadhar number yet. After applying for the Aadhar card, a hard copy of the same is received at the registered address in around 15-20 days.
After you have got Aadhar Number and PAN, you can visit any bank for opening an account with them. Apart from Aadhar Number and PAN, you need to carry identity proof and address proof. For opening a current account for a Sole proprietor, you need to submit a GST registration document to the bank officials too.
In the case of a Rented Property, the registered Rent agreement and NOC from a landlord will be required.
In case of the self-owned property, an Electricity bill or any other address proof will be required.
Along with these two documents you can also provide the documents mentioned below:
MSME Registration Document
MSME registration is not mandatory for every firm in India or every small business in India, but the one which falls under MSME criteria can apply for MSME registration under the MSMED Act and avail various benefits with it.
Shop Act License
Whenever a business is started in a small firm or a shop, they have to acquire a Shop act license for the betterment of the employees.
Why Register a Sole Proprietorship?
The major reason for proprietorship registration is that a sole proprietorship does not have a Government identity it becomes difficult to prove the existence of a business. After registration one can easily open a bank account for a sole proprietorship since it gets a valid Government identity.
Along with that, you can have complete control over all the operations, and you get to make all the decisions.
You alone can get the profits of your business.
One can also avail various government benefits after Sole proprietorship registration
Even if it is a small business, you should check with your tax and also complete the legal formalities before initiating it. For better consultation regarding Sole proprietorship registration, you can visit LegalDocs website and consult or experts.