There is no government registration needed in order to start a sole proprietorship business in India. You don’t have to go to an online registration portal and fill up a form or submit any documents. However, you do need to open a current account with a bank in the name of the business.A current account in turn requires that you have a specified location from which you are doing business. The bank will ask you to submit at least two documents as proof of business location in the form of government registrations such as shop act license, service tax, CST/VAT, etc.
You don’t need to register your sole proprietorship in India. But in order to receive payments in the name of the business, you need to open a current account in a bank. For this, you will need proof of existence of the firm, and the address proof. Documents needed include:
1. Pan card and ID for address proof of proprietor.
2. Business address proof (eg: electricity bill in your name, or electricity bill + registered rental agreement, etc.)
3. Two government registration documents confirming name and address of business (shop establishment license, service tax registration, VAT/CST, etc.)
4. CA Certificate – You can get this from any CA. They might charge you a nominal fee for giving you a certificate
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