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Company Registration in Maharashtra – How to Register A Company in Maharashtra?

Updated on: Nov 30th, 2022 - 11:22:38 AM

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In India, Maharashtra is the third-largest state by area and the second-most populous state. It is considered one of the wealthiest states by all economic parameters and the most industrialised state. It attracts industrial investments from domestic and foreign companies. Company registration Maharashtra offers enormous business opportunities. Thus, it is an excellent state to set up a company and start a business in India.

Different Types of Company Registration in Maharashtra

The following are the types of business structures that an entrepreneur can choose to incorporate a company in Maharashtra:

  • One Person Company (OPC): A single individual can establish a company with limited liability, known as an OPC.
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP): LLP is established by two or more partners with limited liability.
  • Private Limited Company: A private company is established by a group of individuals planning to raise funds for their business.
  • Public Limited Company: A public company is suited for large businesses that offer their shares to the public on stock exchanges.

Requirements for Company Registration 

Entrepreneurs must ensure to have the following things before applying for company registration in Maharashtra:

  • Entrepreneurs should decide on a unique company name, i.e. a name which is not similar to an already registered trademark or company name.
  • It should have the minimum number of directors (Three for a public company, two for a private company and one for an OPC).
  • It should have the minimum number of members (Seven for a public company, two for a private company and one for an OPC).
  • Foreign nationals can also be directors of the company; however, at least one director must be an Indian citizen.
  • All the company directors should obtain the Director Identification Number (DIN).
  • Every director and shareholder should obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) to sign company forms and documents.
  • The company must have a registered office address in Maharashtra.
  • Entrepreneurs should prepare the Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA).

Maharashtra Registrar of Companies (ROC)

The company registration process in Maharashtra is completely online and paperless. The company registration application and the required documents should be filed online through the MCA website, and the Central Registration Centre (CRC) processes the same.

Upon submission of the registration application, the Offices of Registrar of Companies (ROC) in each state will examine the application and provide a digitally signed company Certificate of Incorporation. The company Certificate of Incorporation is conclusive evidence of the company’s establishment. It also deals with LLP registrations. Every state has one ROC in India, but only two states have two ROCs, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. 

In Maharashtra, one Maharashtra ROC is situated at Registrar of Companies, 100, Everest, Marine Drive, Mumbai – 400002. Another ROC is at Registrar Of Companies, PCNTDA Green Building, Block A, 1st and 2nd Floor, Near Akurdi Railway Station, Akurdi, Pune – 411044.

Company Registration Process in Maharashtra

The company registration process in Maharashtra is as follows:

  • Apply for DSC and DIN of all directors.
  • Reserve the company name in Part-A of the SPICe+ form (company registration application) on the MCA website for ROC approval. 
  • Fill in the company details in Part-B of the SPICe+ form.
  • File the company’s eMOA and eAOA.
  • File the AGILE-PRO form to open the company bank account and registration of GSTIN, EPFO, ESIC and professional tax.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Submit the SPICe+ form on the MCA website by attaching the DSC of the director and a declaration by a professional (Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost Accountant or Advocate).
  • Pay the registration fees and ROC stamp duty and generate the challans.
  • The CRC will process the form and forward it to the ROC when the documents are proper.
  • The ROC will register the company and issue the following:
    • Company Incorporation Certificate.
    • Company Permanent Account Number (PAN).
    • Tax Collection and Deduction Number (TAN) of the company.

Documents Required for Company Registration 

  • PAN card of directors and shareholders.
  • ID proof of every director and shareholder, which can be any one of the below documents:
    • Aadhaar card.
    • Voter ID card.
    • Driving license.
    • Passport (in case of foreign nationals).
  • Address proof of every director and shareholder, which can be any one of the below documents:
    • Bank account statement.
    • Latest electricity, water or internet bill.
    • Mobile bill not older than three months.
    • Resident card, bank statement or driving license (in case of foreign nationals)
  • Proof of registered office address of the company, which can be any one of the below documents:
    • Electricity, gas, internet or water bill.
    • Rental agreement and NOC from the owner (in case building premises is leased).
    • Latest property tax receipts.
    • Sale deed or property registration deed (in case building premises is own).

Benefits of Company Registration in Maharashtra

  • The company provides protection for the members’ personal assets against company loss.
  • The death of the founder, member or director does not affect the existence of the company, and it has perpetual succession.
  • The company registration makes it genuine and enhances the business’ credibility.
  • Companies can build goodwill, supporting customer attraction.
  • Company registration gives reliability to banks and attracts good investments.
  • Registration increases the company’s ability to develop and grow.

Disclaimer: The materials provided herein are solely for information purposes. No attorney-client relationship is created when you access or use the site or the materials. The information presented on this site does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be relied upon for such purposes or used as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

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