Limited Liability Partnership

Limited Liability Partnership

LLP is an alternative corporate business form that gives the benefits of limited liability of a company and the flexibility of a partnership.

It is a newly introduced corporate entity type in India aimed at entrepreneurs, small and medium sized businesses.

It was introduced in India in 2008 with the approval of the LLP Act, 2008.

LLP is a superior type of partnership. A normal partnership is often discouraged due to its unlimited liability feature, i.e. your personal assets may be seized in case all the dues are not cleared.

LLP is a separate legal entity, which can be formed in India by a minimum of two persons coming together with a motive of earning profit. Unlike a Private Ltd Company, an LLP is easy to manage and it is subjected to minimal post registration compliance.

Basic requirements for LLP Formation

    Benefits of Limited Liability Partnership

    Easy to form

    Compared to companies, it is very easy to set up an LLP as the process is quite simple and requires far lesser hassles.

    Tax Advantages

    One of the benefits of operating underneath an LLP is how you file taxes. The partnership doesn’t have to file taxes as a business, and this provides a great relief for the company.

    Greater Flexibility

    Each partner in the business has the ability to decide how much they want to contribute and how much of a partner they truly want to be in the business.

    No requirement of minimum capital contribution

    Where the minimum capital contribution in a private limited company is Rs.1,00,000 and in a public company is Rs.5,00,000, there is no such mandate in an LLP structure.

    As Many Owners As Required

    One of the best advantages of a limited liability partnership is that there is no limit to the number of owners that can be appointed in the business.

    Much Less Liability

    As the name implies, a limited liability partnership limits your liability. Since there are many owners involved in the business all the risks of the business are spread

    No mandate of Audit

    All limited companies, private or public, are required to get their accounts audited. But there is no such mandatory requirement in case of an LLP.

    Documents required for LLP registration