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Growing requirements of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

LLPs are highly famous in all economic areas in abroad and in India. Regulated and registered as the regulations and rules mentioned in the 2008- Indian LLP Act, LLPs are highly preferable and suitable corporate entities for uniting expertise and talent of one business partner and resources and capital of another partner. 

LLP or Limited Liability Partnership was introduced on April 1, 2009, to the Indian Corporate World. It was introduced with an aim to offer a relatively innovative and new business vehicle for the Indian Corporate World. It remains as an alternative which incorporates the structures of the company’s limited liability along with the elasticity of usual partnership company for developing the internal framework of the entity. 

LLP or Limited Liability Partnership is a body group with a legal body exclusive from its partners. LLB has continuous succession. As it is distinct legislation the necessities of the 1932 Indian Partnership Act does not remain pertinent to an LLP. It is controlled by the mutually approved partnership contract referred to as LLP agreement. 

It is a mixture of corporate and partnership that offers tax status and flexibility like the Partnership but at the same time have the eminence of the body corporate. Organization of that type has to affix LLP or limited liability partnership after the company name. When two or more individuals involved in carrying out a legal business with an aim to profit, it is possible to incorporate LLP in India. Therefore it is not applicable for nonprofit making or charitable activities. In Limited Liability Partnership or LLP, one partner does not remain responsible for another partner’s negligence or misconduct. 

All the companies or firms whether unlisted or listed private or public are permitted to transform themselves into LLP as per the provisions under the 2008 LLP Act. There is no need to get prior approval from the Central Government for enhancing the number of associates to an organization. In the same way, it is possible for any LLP company to wind up or close the company either by Tribunal interference or voluntarily. 

The basic requirements to get your business LLP registered are as follows:

  • The business should have at least two partners (body corporate or individual) without restrictions on the maximum count of partners. 
  • There should be a minimum of two selected partners where one of them should be an Indian resident. 
  • LLP agreement consists of responsibilities of the partners, privileges of the partners, the ratio of sharing losses and profits, contribution done by the partners, duties of selected partners, the extent of the obligation of LLP.   

These are some of the important points you should know for the LLP agreement. 

LLP Vs. Private Company – Which is the right choice for you?

If you are starting a business, the most preliminary and fundamental questions asked by a capitalist is the type of entity. It can be either a Companies Act (a private company established as per the 2013 Companies Act) or LLP Act (limited liability partnership established under the 2008 Limited Liability Partnership Act. it is necessary to select which suits the enterprise in the best manner. 

What is the difference between the two?

An LLP is definitely an impressive entity to form mainly because of tax reasons. Both the LLP and private company are responsible to pay income tax of about 30 percent of their taxable income. Moreover, the surcharges depend on total or net income has to be paid respectively. The main difference is at the dividend circulation tax. The private company has to pay an extra tax of about 20.36 percent of the amount that is distributed or declared or paid by the private organization to its shareholders. 

LLP is not like a private company when it comes to dividend distribution tax. They do not have to pay any tax and distribute profits. There are not responsible for tax in the partner’s hands. Incorporating an LLP needs less legal compliances but in the private company, you need to fill several documents and files such as articles of association and memorandum of association at the moment of incorporation. 

The LLP agreement provides better operational flexibility in managing and structuring an LLP when compared to an individual or private company that is bound by the articles of association and memorandum of association. Moreover, the company should also accept several statutory compliances like board meetings, holding general meetings, maintaining registers and several things that are not needed in the LLPs.  

Post Author: Jannie Delucca