The name of a company or LLP can be changed by the promoters at anytime after incorporation. Some of the major reasons for change of company name are business model change, change of promoters, rebranding, etc., To change the name of a company, shareholders approval is required along with approval from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The change of name of a company or LLP however has no impact on the legal entity or its existence. Hence, all assets and liabilities of the entity would continue, while only the name of the company would have been changed.
Change of company name requires passing of a board resolution, obtaining name approval from MCA, passing of a special resolution and applying for approval of new company name to the MCA. If the MCA accepts the application, a new certificate of incorporation is issued. After obtaining the new certificate of incorporation, changes must be made to incorporate and change the MOA and AOA of the company as well.
Acculegal is the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like company name change, trademark registration, GST registration, LLP registration and more. Acculegal can help you file for change of company or LLP name in India. The average time taken to complete a company name change is about 90 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on company or LLP name change by scheduling an appointment with an Acculegal Advisor.
REGISTERED OFFICE CHANGE
The registered office of a Company or LLP is the principle place of business for a private / public limited company and all official correspondence from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is sent to this location. The registered office of a Company or LLP can be changed within the local limits of any city, town or village where such office is situated by just giving a notice to the concerned Registrar within 30 days after the date of the change. But a special resolution will be required if the change of the registered office is from one village, town, etc., in the same state. Where the place of registered offices is to be altered from one State to another State, the Company or LLP may do so by passing special resolution and getting confirmation of the Company Law Board. The Company or LLP is also required to give an advertisement in the newspapers indicating the change proposed to be made and also a notice is to be given to the State Government when it is proposed to transfer the registered office from one State to another.
A change to the registered business office address can be required due to various reasons. Further, the formalities and process for changing the Registered Office of the Company or LLP will depend on if the Company or LLP is changing address within the same city/town/village or if the Company is changing address between city/town/village of if the Company is changing the Registered Office between States. Acculegal can help you change the Registered Office in all three scenarios, talk to our Business Advisors today.
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INCREASE AUTHORIZED SHARE CAPITAL
The authorized capital of a Company determines the number of shares a Company can issue to its shareholders. An increase in authorized capital might be required for issuing new shares and/or inducting more capital into the Company. Our professional can help you with respect to the filing and issuing of share with respect to the increase in authorized share capital of the Company.
In relation to a company, it is the amount mentioned in the capital clause of the Memorandum of Association of the company. Upto this amount the company can raise capital. If the company wants more capital then the capital clause has to be amended by the members by passing a special resolution at a meeting.
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR
WINDING UP OF COMPANY
A private limited company is an artificial judicial person and requires various compliances like appointment of Auditor, regular filing of income tax return, annual return filing and more. Failing to maintain compliance for a Company could result in fines and/or debarment of the Directors from incorporating another Company. Therefore, if a private limited company has become inactive and there are no transactions in the company, then it is best to wind up the Company. To enable inactive private limited companies to quickly close or wind up, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has introduced Fast Track Exit Mode - an easier way to close inactive companies at a cheaper cost with lesser formalities. A defunct company which has not carried out any business activity or operations for last one year or since incorporation and having NIL assets & liability can apply for stricking-off of name under the Fast Track Exit Mode. Acculegal can help you wind up your Company quickly and easily.
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