Frequently asked Questions on Company Registration

1. How long is the company valid for?

Once a Company is incorporated, it will be active and in existence as long as the annual compliances are met with regularly. In case, annual compliances are not complied with, the Company will become a Dormant Company and maybe struck off from the register after a period. A struck-off Company can be revived for upto 20 years.

2. Is an office required to open a company?

No You can open a company to your residential address there is no requirement to have a commercial place to open up a company

For Registered Office Address

  • Rent agreement along with latest rent receipt (in case the premises are rented)
  • House tax receipts (in case premises are owned)
  • Electricity bill
  • NOC from the Owner (Format will be shared once your company name approved)

3. What are the basic requirements for naming a Company?

First ensure that company name is not similar to any other Private Limited, OPC, LLP or Public limited company. Also, do check If your first is not a registered trademark taken by anybody under the IP Act. Also, make sure the name is not too generic to be accepted by the ROC land also, try not to use abbreviations, adjectives. While choosing the name to make sure that name should contain the objective of the business like if the objective is I then word is Technology, Technosoft, IT consultancy.

4. What is PAN?

It is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identification that is issued to each and every taxpayer, may it be Business, Individual, HUF(Hindu Undivided Family), Trusts, Foreign Citizens and more. This PAN number and the card is issued by the Income Tax Department which is of extreme importance as identity form. This card is used by the Income Tax department to keep a check on the transactions that can carry a taxable component. PAN card id required as evidence/proof/identity and even in transactions that are associated with a high value.

5. What is TAN?

A 10 digit alphanumeric number is issued by the Income-tax department which is known as Tax Deduction Account Number or Tax Collection Account Number(TAN). Any person who is responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or who are required to collect tax at source (TCS) needs to have a TAN.

6. What is DSC?

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is an electronic format of a certificate that represents the physical form of a certificate. These are specific certificates which give you authority to access information or services on the Internet or to sign legal documents. It works as a prove for the identity of a person example of certificates can be like a driving license, passport or any membership certificates. It's the same way as the physical documents are signed manually, the electronic documents, like e-forms, are signed by using the Digital Signature Certificate.

7. What is DIN?

Director identification number is the unique number that is issued to existing Director or a Future Director of a Company. It is required to be submitted during the procedure for company registration. It is denoted as DIN. Often there are crisis situations when a company is created with money raised from the investors and public, then the director along with all the money vanishes which are not traceable if they don't have a DIN. To avoid such fraudulent cases and maintain a proper record of the company a DIN is necessary.

8. What is a Stamp Duty?

It is a tax that is demanded on documents. The stamp duty includes majorly the legal documents such as cheques, military commissions, marriage license, receipts and land transactions. When a physical stamp is attached to the document, it is denoted that, the stamp duty had been paid for particular document which was effective legally.

9. Do I need a Chartered Accountant to register my company

Yes, a chartered accountant is important for a company registration, as it provides general accounting, internal auditing, accounting, outsourcing, income tax advisors, tax planning, etc.

10. Can a government servant, start his/her own company?

It is a strict No, a government employee cannot run a business or do a part time job and for that matter anything except the designated work in the government.

11. What is a Share Certificate?

It is a written document which is signed on behalf of a corporation/company to serve as a legal proof of ownership of shares/stock that the company indicates to have. It is also termed as Stock Certificate.

12. When to appoint a CA/CS in Company?

Every company having a paid-up capital of Rs. 5 crore needs to have a whole time CS official as per the new amendment in the Company Act.


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