Partnership Firm


    How to register a Partnership firm in India?

    Partnership firm registration is required when two or more parties sign a formal agreement to manage and operate a business and share both the profits and losses.
    Registering a Partnership is the right choice for small enterprises as the formation is straightforward and there are minimal regulatory compliances.
    The Partnership Act has been in existence in India since 1932, making partnerships one of the oldest types of business entities in India. A partnership firm can even be registered after it is formed. There are as such no penalties for non Registration of a Partnership firm. But unregistered Partnership firms are denied certain rights under section 69 of the Partnership Act that majorly deals with the effects of non Registration of Partnership firms.

    Features and Advantages of Various Business Entities

    Features Proprietorship Partnership LLP Company
    Definition Unregistered type of business entity managed by one single person A formal agreement between two or more parties to manage and operate a business A Limited Liability Partnership is a hybrid combination having features similar to a partnership firm and liabilities similar to a company. Registered type of entity with limited liability to the owners and shareholders
    Ownership
    • Sole Ownership
    • Min 2 Partners
    • Max 50 Partners
    • Designated Partners
    • Min 2 Directors
    • Min 2 Shareholders
    • Max 15 Directors
    • Max 200 Shareholders

    For One Person Company

    • 1 Director
    • 1 Nominee Director
    Registration Time 7-9 working days
    Promoter Liability Unlimited Liability Limited Liability
    Documentation
    • MSME
    • GST Registration
    • Partnership Deed
    • LLP Deed
    • Incorporation Certificate
    • MOA
    • AOA
    • Incorporation Certificate
    Governance Under Partnership Act Under Companies Act 2013
    Transferability Non Transferable Transferable if registered under ROF Transferable
    Compliance Requirements
    • Income tax filing if turnover is more than Rs.2.5 lakhs
    • ITR 5
    • Form 11
    • Form 8
    • ITR 5
    • ITR 6
    • MCA filing
    • Auditor’s appointment