Company Registration

Company incorporation or Company registration means forming a new company by following the rules, regulations & guidelines specified under Companies act 1956, 2013 & other allied acts, bills and rules.

The incorporated corporation may be a business startup, micro, small or medium scale business or a not for profit organization. All the corporate affairs are governed by MCA under the Companies act, 1956, Companies act 2013& other allied acts, bills & rules.

MCA protects the interest of investors & offer many important services to the stakeholders as well. Ministry of corporate affairs prepare, governs as well as control all the rules, regulations and policies of the companies under Companies act 1956, Companies act 2013, LLP act, 2008 and other allied act, bills & rules.


What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees


Company Name Availability

Choosing a name for the company is one of the most important steps at the time of registering a company in India. While choosing a unique name, you need to consider various factors in mind and follow the company naming guidelines mentioned under Companies act, 2013 in order to arrive at a good decision. Important things which we have to take care while choosing a name for the company are –

  • A company name should be unique.
  • It should be easy to remember
  • It should not be similar or identical to any existing company or LLP or trademark
  • It should follow the naming guidelines specified under companies act, 2013.
  • It should be attractive
  • It should not be blacklisted
  • No common trademark

However, MCA is responsible for accepting or rejecting the company name application.

Select Your Company Type

There are different types of companies in India. All the companies are listed in the tabular format below so that you can easily choose the company type which best suits your business requirements –

Points of Distinction Private limited company Partnership Firm Sole proprietorship firm LLP One person company Section 8 company
Suitable for Start-up & growing companies Home businesses Small traders & manufacturers/ Businesses opened for a limited period Professional services or firms/Existing partnership businesses wants to reduce their personal liability Sole promoters/businesses want to limit their liabilities to an extent Charitable or non-profit organizations
Limited liability Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Tax advantage Few benefits Minimal tax advantage Minimal tax advantage Maximum advantages Few benefits Maximum advantages
Perpetual succession Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Statutory Compliances High Minimal Minimal Low High High
Profit & losses Owner of the company Distributed among partners in an agreed ratio Sole-proprietor is responsible for the profits & losses of the firm Distributed among partners Sole owner of the company is responsible Non-profit organization

Documents required for Company Registration in India

Document required for Private Limited Company Registration in India

Identity proof of Directors and Shareholder

Proof of Registered Office in India

Address Proof of Directors and Shareholders

Signed Incorporation Documents

MOA & AOA

Document required for LLP Registration in India

Identity proof

Address proof

DIN & DSC

PAN Card Copies of the partners

Document required for Partnership Registration in India

Identity proof of the partners

Address proof of the partners

DIN of the partners

DSC of the partners

Document required for Proprietorship Firm Registration in India

Identity proof of the proposed owner

Address proof of the proposed owner

Registered Office proof

Bank account

Document required for One Person Company Registration in India

Identity proof of Directors and Shareholder

Proof of Registered Office in India

Address Proof of Directors and Shareholders

Signed Incorporation Documents

MOA & AOA

Document required for Section 8 Company Registration in India

Identity proof of Directors and Shareholder

Proof of Registered Office in India

Address Proof of Directors and Shareholders

Signed Incorporation Documents

MOA & AOA

Benefits of Company Registration

The benefits of company registration are as follows –

  1. It offers limited liability as an individual
  2. It provides numerous tax benefits
  3. It helps improving test factor and enhancing your brand image
  4. It gives legal identity or recognition to your business.
  5. It makes you eligible for investment/funding.


Entity Comparison Guide

Private limited company Partnership Sole proprietorship LLP One person Company Section 8 company
Members 2 Minimum 200 Maximum 2 Minimum 20 Maximum 1 Maximum 2 Minimum Maximum no limit 1 2 Minimum 200 Maximum
Separate legal entity Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Liability of members Limited liability Unlimited liability Unlimited liability Limited liability Limited liability Limited liability
Registration – Optional or Mandatory Registration under MCA is mandatory Optional/Can be registered under partnership act 1932 Not mandatory Registration under MCA is mandatory Registration under MCA & Companies act 2013 is mandatory Registration under section 8 of MCA
Taxation 30% of profit + education cess + surcharge 30% of company Profit Taxed as an individual 30% of profit + education cess + surcharge 30% of profit + education cess + surcharge 30% of profit orTax exempt (If registered under 12AA of the income tax act)
Transferability of shares Can be transferred Not allowed Not allowed Can be transferred Allowed to only one person Can be transferred
Annual filings Filed with ROC Income tax return with ROC Income tax return with ROC Filed with ROC Filed with ROC MCA annual return and income tax return each year

FAQ's

According to Companies act, 1956 “A company is a group of people formed & registered in order to achieve specific Objectives”. It is a separate legal entity different from its shareholders.
The various types of companies that you can register in India are as follows -
  1. Public Limited Company
  2. Private Limited Company
  3. Limited Liability Partnership
  4. Sole Proprietorship
  5. One Person Company
  6. Partnership Firm
  7. Section 8 Company

MOA stands for Memorandum of Association and it includes company name, registered office address, aims, objectives, limited liability clause, minimum paid up capital clause and share capital clause of the company. This document is prepared during the incorporation and registration of the company to specify the objectives as well as to define the relationship with shareholders.

AOA stands for Articles of Association. This document is prepared to specify the rules & regulations for company operations and defines the purpose of the company. It defines the process of appointing directors, accomplishing tasks and handling of financial records.

DSC stands for Digital Signature Certificate. It is the digital form of signature which is equivalent to a normal hand signature. It is used while e-mailing or filing documents online. DSC is one of the most important requirements for the director while doing registration for a private limited company.
DSC is very essential and beneficial for the electronic filing of documents. It is used for sending documents or applications digitally to another person or authority electronically. There are three classes of DSC in India –
  • Class 1 DSC – This class of DSC’s are issued to individuals and private subscribers to help them in authenticating their identity as well as securing their e-mail communication.
  • Class 2 DSC - This class of DSC’s are issued to company directors and other authorized signatories of a firm/company/organization for the purpose of e-filing with MCA, ROC, IT department and other regulatory bodies.
  • Class 3 DSC – This class of DSC’s are issued to those people who are interested for participation in e-auction and e-tenders anywhere in India.
DIN stands for Director Identification Number. It is a unique number allotted to a proposed director or existing director by the ministry of corporate affairs.
DPIN stands for Designated Partner Identification Number. It is a unique number allotted to a designated partner of a limited liability partnership firm by the ministry of corporate affairs.
According to Companies act 2013, it is a single person activity and only one person is authorized to open it. It is easy to incorporate a one person company and it offers limited liability to shareholders.
A private limited company should have at least 2 directors and 2 shareholders. Maximum number of members in a private limited company should not be more than 200. The liability of the members in a private limited company is limited.
Public limited company is a company having minimum of 3 directors and 7 members and it should be registered with the ROC of the particular state. There is no restriction on the maximum number of shareholders in case of public limited company. It can offer shares to the public and accept deposits too.
Minimum 2 Persons are needed to incorporate a limited liability partnership company. It is easy to form Limited Liability Partnership Company and has minimal compliance requirements. The liability of the members in LLP is limited.
Section 8 Company is incorporated to promote commerce, science, art, education, sports, research, religion, social welfare, protection of environment or charity. It is a non-profit organization whose main aim is to do charity rather than earning profits. Minimum 2 members are needed to incorporate a Section 8 Company.
Micro finance company is a financial institution which does not take deposits as well as not involved in any banking transactions. It main objective is to give loans up to Rs.50000 to lower income peoples residing in rural-semi urban areas. It offers loan to farmers, horticulturists, agriculturists and small business owners in the areas where banking facilities are not easily available. They are offered less interest and easy repayment facilities.
The Companies act 2013 has been passed by the Indian parliament to make certain amendments in the laws related to the companies. It introduced several new concepts in relation to formation of the company.
Authorized capital is the maximum capital limit up to which a company can issue shares & collect money from their shareholders. Limit of authorized capital can be raised after passing the resolution in the shareholder’s meeting. The minimum authorized capital for registering a company is Rs.1 Lakh. Read more: Increase Authorized Capital
A Nidhi Company is a company which deals only with its members or shareholders for the purpose of providing mutual benefits to all its members. They accept deposits only from its members and lend funds to them only when they required them on demand. It is quite different from regular non-banking financial or regular finance Investment Company. They are not eligible to carry out business activities related to Insurance, lease finance, hire purchase financing, chit fund or acquisition of securities by any corporate body.
Paid up capital is the real amount invested by the shareholders of the company.
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