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Unlike proprietorships and partnerships, private limited companies enjoy certain exemptions and privileges, which are peculiar to their constitution and nature. A private limited company is variously described as, ‘quasi-partnership’, ‘family concern’, ‘close corporation’ etc. A private limited company also has many advantages over proprietorships and partnerships, as elaborated below.

1. Limited Liability First and foremost benefit of trading/doing business via a private limited company has always been the limited liability conferred upon the company's directors and shareholders. As a sole trader or partnership business, personal assets of the

2. Legal Entity/Status or Recognition A private limited company is a legal entity, a juristic person established under the Act. It has its existence separate from its directors and members. Private limited company status enables you to be taken more seriously than a proprietorship/partnership status does. Operating as a private limited company often gives suppliers and customers a sense of confidence in a business. Larger organisations in particular will prefer in dealing with private limited companies than proprietorship/partnership organisations. Easy to attract quality workforce and achieve strategic

proprietor or partners can be at risk in the event of a failure of the business, but this is not the case for a Private limited company. As long as the business is operated legally, directors’ or shareholders’ personal assets are not at risk in the event of any business indebtness or winding up. The unfortunate events like business failures are not always under our own control. If a limited company becomes insolvent and is wound up only the assets of the company are used to clear its debts. The officers of the company have no personal liabilities and are not made bankrupt and are free to incorporate another company. By contrast, if you do business as a partnership or as an individual, the creditors can claim on all your property to satisfy the debts, and if this is insufficient you may be declared bankrupt. An undercharged bankrupt is forbidden to start another business or to become a director of a Private/Public limited company.

motivation of employees by using flexible and wide range of management designations.

3. Perpetual Succession Another important characteristic of a private limited company is perpetual succession. It is a popular saying that the directors may come and go the members may come and go, but the existence of a company remains forever. A company once

incorporated remains alive unless and until it is wound up by complying with the respective provisions of the Act. The death, disability or retirement of any of its

members does not affect the continuity of the company, irrespective of change in its membership. There is no obligation for a Private limited company to commence business/trading within any set time period after its incorporation.

any of its shareholders/directors. It is also possible for a person to be in control of a company and at the same time be in its employment. Thus, a person can at the same time be a shareholder, director, creditor and employee of the company. For eg:

4. Project Cost and Risk Factors For entrepreneurs going for hi-tech or high capital outlay projects it is always advantageous to go in for a company form of organisation. Where the financial stake involved is high, it is found that banks and financial institutions while sanctioning financial

A) As a director he can receive remuneration. B) As a shareholder he can receive dividend. C) As a lessor he can receive lease rent.

As a creditor he can lend money and earn interest.

E) As a supplier he can supply goods from his/his

family business.

assistance, insist on having a private limited company. 7. Borrowing Capacity A company enjoys better avenues for borrowing of 5. Easy Transferability Where it is proposed to sell the business as a going concern, all that is required is to transfer the entire shareholding to the purchaser and thus facilitate easy change in management and ownership. This will save time and money of the Promoters. Huge amount of stamp duty is saved. 8. Taxation Sole traders and partnerships pay income tax. 6. Dual Relationship In the company form of organisation it is possible for a company to make a valid effective contract with Companies pay Corporation tax on their taxable profits. There is a wider range of allowances and tax deductible costs that can be offset against acompany's profits. funds. It can issue debentures, secured as well as unsecured, accept deposits from the public, etc. Even banking and financial institutions prefer to render large financial assistance to the company rather than partnership firms or proprietary concerns.

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