Partnership Registration in Chennai

Partnership firm registration is a good form of business structure when more than one person intends to start a business. The rules relating to sharing of profits, partners’ duties, and responsibilities of each partner are governed by the Partnership Act 1932. The rights of each partner relationship between partners and firm and the third party are clearly specified in the Partnership Act 1932.

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    How a partnership firm is formed?

    A partnership firm is formed by a minimum of 2 partners with a partnership deed. Details regarding the name of the business, address of the business, nature of the business, profit sharing ratio, rules regarding retirement and admission of a new partner, bank account operation, etc, will be included in the partnership deed. It is the documents that give legal rights and responsibilities to partners and third parties. Partnership firm registration in Chennai is an economical option compared to LLP registration or private limited company registration

    How to register a partnership firm in Chennai?

    Partnership company registration practically starts from the drafting of the partnership deed, our partnership deed drafting service provides exhaustive inclusion of every activity relating to your nature of business, once the partnership deed is drafted and signed by all partners partnership firm comes into existence. Registration of partnership is done with the registrar of firms, the registration and approval process is quite easy and with requires only minimal documentation. Partnership business registration is generally suitable for businesses with fewer legal complications

    Documents required for partnership registration

    1. Pan card of all partners
    2. Aadhaar card of all partners
    3. Filled up partnership firm registration application or alternatively, you can provide details given below
    4. Name and address of Business
    5. Profit sharing ratio
    6. Nature of business
    7. Mobile no and e-mail ID of partnership firm
    8. Mobile no and e-mail ID of all partners

    Steps to Register

    Consultation and Advisory

    On receiving the client's request to register a partnership firm, we will validate the requirement of the partnership firm for the nature of business carried on by the client and an application form will be sent.

    Drafting deed

    A partnership deed will be drafted complying with Indian Partnership Act 1932, and the Income tax act, and with customized rules and regulations as intended by a client subject to legal compliance

    Deed approval and application form signing

    A drafted partnership deed will be sent for client approval, if any corrections are required they will be carried out before printing the deed. A printed partnership deed will be sent for signing along with FORM I firm registration application and pan card application.

    Pan card application filing

    Pan card application in form 49A will be filed with the income tax department and a pan card will be allotted in 5-7 working days. E- Pan will be sent to provided e-mail ID by the income tax department along with a physical pan card by post or courier within 5-15 working days after the application of the pan card

    Firm Registration

    Partnership firm registration application will be filed with the registrar of firms in the respective office, Once approved FORM C firm registration certificate will be generated and the same shall be sent to the client by soft copy.

    Compliance advisory

    Information about the due date for filing income tax returns, TDS returns, partnership firm renewal, and partnership amendment process will be provided to the client

    Important compliance after partnership registration

    • A partnership firm is recognized as a separate person in view of the Income tax act, income tax filing for a partnership firm is mandatory even if there are no business activities or financial transactions.
    • Partnership firms should file partnership firm annual return each year with the registrar of the firm within the due date
    • At any point in time there should be a minimum of two partners in the firm, in case of a firm having only two partners care should be given to maintain this limit in case of the resignation of any one partner it is recommended to bring a third partner first and then proceed to the resignation of the existing partner.
    • TDS provisions are applicable without any turnover limit, it is applicable even if tax audit is not applicable to the firm
    • It is recommended to operate a bank account only with the authorization of all partners, this will help to avoid unnecessary financial disputes between partners.
    • If there is any change required in the name of the partnership firm, nature of business, change in profit sharing ratio, change of address of partnership firm, partnership admission, or retirement of partner should be done only through the partnership amendment deed.
    • All active partners have equal rights in the business activities of the firm irrespective of their profit-sharing ratio and investment as per Indian Partnership Act 1932
    • Income tax is charged at a flat rate in the case of a partnership firm, so it is advisable to draw salaries for partners and collect interest on capital from the firm for tax saving advantage in the hands of the individual partners. Salary paid to partner from partnership firm is deductible as expenses subject to limits mentioned in the Income tax act

    Important registrations required for partnership

    • TAN number

      TDS deduction is compulsory for partnership firms as there is no relaxation in terms of turnover limit, unlike proprietorship firms. So it is advisable to apply for a TAN number after the formation of a partnership along with PAN.

    • MSME registration

      MSME registration is required in case the firm goes for a business loan, bank overdraft, or another financial arrangement. It is also one of the requirements for business units located in industrial estates, dedicated industrial areas, etc. Various capital subsidies and other subsidies based on the entrepreneur profile can be applied only when Udyam registration with the Ministry of Micro, medium, and small enterprises are registered.

    • GST registration

      Partnership firms need to apply for GST registration in case of interstate sales. Import and export and other specified business. Where a partnership business is started for a franchisee there is no threshold limit applicable for GST registration turnover crosses the threshold limit, or the firm sells goods to other states or carries import-export operations.

    • FSSAI – Food safety license  registration

      FSSAI registration is mandatory for all food business operators irrespective of their level of turnover, the type of food safety application and category of food business varies for each business.

    From Auditor DESK

    It is recommended to register a partnership firm with the registrar of firms even though it is not mandatory, it will cost more if we apply for partnership registration at a later stage due to late filing penalties, etc.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We make it easy for you to find the answer to frequently asked questions here...
    Registered partnership firm only can file cases against a third party in courts of law
    Partnership at will means the partnership business will be carried in the future without any predetermined time limit,  generally, all partnership firm is formed as “Partnership at will
    All transactions in partnership business should be entered on behalf of the firm, any contravention by a partner is not binding on the firm as well as other partners, so the partner cannot buy an asset in his own name for partnership business
    In a partnership firm all decisions can be taken only with the consent of all partners, so a single partner cannot transfer his ownership in partnership business without the consent of other partners.
    Yes it is allowed for all partners to do any other business, however, there shall be a restriction to carry the same business of the firm when there is an explicit clause in partnership deed 
    Generally the partnership deed is drafted only as per the partnership act 1932, and there can be specific restrictions of any partner in activities of the firm, in that case, the activity of restricted partner with a third party is binding on the firm if the third party is not aware of the restriction applicable to the partner. So while dealing with a partnership firm for major transactions, a third party always asks for a partnership deed to validate these facts
    No partners cannot claim a loss for loss of the firm from one partner if he acted in good faith and in normal circumstances, the question of recovering loss from one partner arises only when he indulges in fraudulent activities
    Only Indian citizens can become partners in a partnership firm   
    Minor cannot be a partner in the firm but he can be admitted to share only the benefits of the firm, he or she does not have any rights to take part in business
    Minor on attaining majority will become a partner automatically on expiry of six months from the date of attaining a majority, in case the fact of attaining the age of majority is not known to the said person then the time limit is extended to such date when he knows that age of majority has been attained. 

    Precautions and procedures required for successful partnership business

    • A partnership form of business is the type of business structure that is more flexible in terms of rules and regulations, it is advisable to put everything in a partnership deed or partnership amendment deed to make the relationship between partners convincing
    • Make collective decisions on important aspects like major orders, major clients, major expenses, changes of business strategy, expansion, etc, never implement majority rule in your partnership every partner’s consent is important for getting maximum benefits from a partnership business
    • Admission of new partners should be done only for the benefit of the firm
    • In the case of capital-intensive business, it is important that all partners should be financially sound for capital investment and further proceedings.
    • In the case of the service sector we recommend to all partners should be either experienced or all partners should without any experience, balanced experience will give a good understanding between partners and results will be good when business is done by like-minded people.