Limited Liability Partnership Registration

Limited Liability Partnership  Registration

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are special entities that have the benefits of a traditional partnership and a private limited company. The limited liability status is enjoyed by the partners of a limited liability partnership. The process of limited liability partnership registration is straightforward. However, it is crucial to get assistance from a third-party for LLP registration in India.

Package inclusions:
  • Procedure for Limited Liability Partnership Registration.
  • Incorporation of LLP
  • Digital Signature Certificate of two Partners.
  • DPIN for 2 Partners.
  • Name Reservation for LLP registration.
  • Drafting of LLP Agreement.
  • LLP Identification Number.
  • PAN & TAN.
  • Bank Account Opening template.
  • Free Call by Consultant for on-going compliance for your LLP.
Limited Liability Partnership  Registration

Overview of Limited Liability Partnership Registration

Limited Liability Partnership is commonly known as LLP. This is a special form of business structure that has the features of a traditional partnership and the benefits of limited liability are enjoyed by the partners of the LLP.

This form of business entity is preferred by individuals over other forms of business structures as the amount of flexibility offered by this form of entity outweighs the other forms of entities.

This form of business structure is evolved and used in a different form of common law jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand.

Usually, law firms, accounting firms, private equity, venture capitalist, architects and real estate firms go for this form of entity. Some of the benefits offered by this business structure is limitation of liability and also ease of compliance is obtained by using this form of business structure. Hence individuals and entrepreneurs prefer going in for limited liability partnership registration. Another added advantage for LLP formation is the ease of conducting business.

Statutory Meaning of Limited Liability Partnership Registration

To understand the meaning of limited liability partnership, it is first important to know the meaning of partnerships. A partnership can be understood as a form of contract or agreement between two or more individuals to carry out a different form of business activities with a common intention of sharing the profits and losses of the business. This definition is present under the Indian Partnerships Act, 1932.

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are defined under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act, 2008 (LLP Act), as special entities which have the features of a traditional partnership and also have the status of limited liability which is enjoyed by private limited companies. In India, LLPs were brought about in the year 2010. Any form of duties which come as a result of the partnership will be resolved under the respective agreement under the LLP Act.

Advantages of Limited Liability Partnership Registration

The following advantages can be enjoyed by an applicant going for Limited liability partnership registration:

advantages of Limited liability partnership

  • Limited Liability

One of the main advantages of going for limited liability partnership registration is limited liability. Partners under this form of business structure would not have any issues when the debts are not paid. Due to the concept of limited liability, creditors cannot go for the personal assets of the partners for the debt that is owed by the LLP.

  • Benefits of Traditional Partnership

Another advantage which is enjoyed by this form of business entity is the benefits of a traditional partnership. For example, there is minimum compliance that is carried out for this form of entity.

  • Ownership can be easily transferred

Unlike other forms of business entities, transferring the ownership for an LLP can be carried out easily. Hence individuals prefer going for limited liability partnership registration.

  • Separate and Independent Legal Entity

One of the factors that make this business entity attractive is the principle of a separate and independent legal entity. The partners of the company can enjoy such benefits.

  • Perpetual Succession

This would indicate that once the partnership is formed, the LLP will exist until and unless it is closed by an order or direction of a regulatory authority.

  • Disputes and LLP Agreement

One advantage which is enjoyed by individuals going for limited liability registration is that disputes can be handled appropriately. Like a shareholders agreement is drafted for a private limited company, an LLP agreement is drafted for a limited liability partnership entity. Through this agreement, any form of disputes that arise between partners can be resolved easily.

  • Minimum Amount of Compliance

There are limited compliances required for an LLP when compared to other forms of business entities. For example, there is no minimum amount of capital required for the Limited Liability Partnership Registration. Apart from this, there is no requirement for carrying out an audit. However, this requirement is only if the annual turnover of the LLP is lesser than 40 Lakhs and 25 Lakhs.

Regulatory Authority for Limited Liability Partnership Registration in India

The primary regulatory authority for limited liability partnership registration in India is the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). This is the main authority for all kinds of LLP registrations in India.

Eligibility Criteria for Limited Liability Partnership Registration in India

Criteria for Limited Liability Partnership

  • Requirement of Partners

There have to be minimum partners for limited liability partnership registration in India. The minimum amount of partners for an LLP is two. A company can also be categorised as a partner of an LLP.

  • One Partner has to be Indian Citizen

Out of all the partners in a limited liability partnership, one of them has to be a citizen of India. This is a mandatory requirement for LLP in India.

  • DPin Number

All partners of an LLP have to secure a designated partnership identity number (DPin).

  • Physical Address of the Office

Apart from this, the office must have an actual physical place for carrying out day to day correspondence with different forms of regulatory authorities. This requirement is mandatory as per the limited liability partnerships act, 2008.

  • DSC for all partners

It is a mandatory requirement to secure a digital signature certificate for all the partners of the LLP. This would help to file documents and signatures in digital and electronic form.

Documents and Forms Required for Limited Liability Partnership Registration

The following documents and forms are required for limited liability partnership registration:

  • Address Proof
  • Identification proof –PAN, Aadhaar, Voter ID and Driving License for all the partners
  • Residential Proof
  • Passport and Visa if one of the partners is a foreign national
  • Photographs.
  • Digital Signature Certificates
  • No Objection Certificate- If the office is leased out premises
  • Utility Bill- such as water or electricity bill
  • Address Proof where the LLP is registered

Forms

  • Form 5- Change of Name of the LLP
  • Form 17- Conversion of a firm to an LLP
  • Form 18- Conversion of a public limited company to an LLP
  • FiLLiP- This is required for incorporating an LLP

Procedure for limited liability partnership registration

The following procedure has to adhere to limited liability partnership registration in India:

procedure for limited liability partnership registration

Making an LLP Application

All the partners of the LLP have to apply for registering the LLP.

Applying for DSC and DPIN for the LLP

In the next step, the partners have to make an application for a digital signature certificate. This certificate will help the partners of an LLP sign documents in electronic as well as digital formats. DSC is required by at least one partner to sign documents. After this, the partners have to secure a designated partnership identification number. DPIN is required for all the partners of the partnership. This can be got through by filing form DIR-3.

Verification of Name of Partnership

Verification of the name of the partnership is done by one of the partners. This process can be carried out by using the LLP RUN form. Once the name of the partnership is reserved, the same can be used for 90 days. After this period, the name will be unreserved. The name must not be against any provisions relating to Trademark law or Copyright laws in force. Apart from this, the name must not be offensive. A minimum of two names can be reserved for the partnership.

Submitting Documents

After the name is reserved, the registrar of companies (ROC) will require all the partners to submit requisite documents for the partnership. These documents will include incorporation documents, personal identification documents such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card and Passport.

LLP Agreement- Drafting and Vetting

The LLP agreement has to be drafted with diligence. This agreement will state the liability and responsibilities of all the partners of the limited liability partnership. Any partner or individual going for Limited liability partnership registration would require special advice while drafting the agreement. It would be suitable to use skilled services such as Enterslice for drafting your LLP agreement. After the LLP agreement is drafted, the same must be filed with the ROC or in the MCA portal within 30 days. This must be carried out through Form 3.

Receiving Certificate of Registration of LLP

When all the above steps are completed the partners have to apply for the certificate of registration of LLP. Along with this the partners would have to apply for the LLPIN (Limited Liability Partnership Identification Number).

Post Compliance Requirement for LLP

Once the LLP is incorporated; there are certain post compliance requirements which have to be carried out. The following requirements have to be carried out by the LLP after incorporation:

  • Opening a Bank Account on Behalf of the LLP
  • Securing PAN and TAN number for the LLP
  • Filing the LLP agreement with the relevant regulatory authority.

Once these steps for limited liability partnership registration are complete, the business can commence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many differences from an LLP to a traditional partnership. First and foremost as per regulation a traditional partnership is governed by the provisions of the Partnership Act, 1932. A limited liability partnership is governed by the provisions of the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. Apart from this, the requirement of limited liability is present in a LLP which is absent from the partnership.

It would definitely be suitable to go for limited liability partnership registration as the partners would get the benefits of limited liability. Hence creditors would not go after the personal assets of the partners in case of any debts owed by the partnership.

The following penalties would be applicable for non-compliance of regulations under the LLP:

• Section 35 of the Act required LLPs to file form 11 to the ROC within 60 days. This is the annual return which is earned by the LLP. Non-compliance with the same would create a penalty of Rs. 100 per day.

• Income Tax returns have to be filed by the LLP.

• Section 34 states that statements of accounts and solvency reports have to be submitted by the LLP.

No LLC is an abbreviation for Limited Liability Corporation and LLP is an abbreviation for limited liability partnerships. LLC is used for private and public companies. However, this term is not utilised in India.

One of the main benefits of limited liability partnership registration is the principle of limited liability. Partners in an LLP can be devoid of any form of liability.

Yes, the following are the disqualifications for becoming a partner:

• If the partner has some form of civil or criminal penalties .

• If the partner has been declared and adjudged insolvent.

• If the partner has carried out any act related to moral turpitude.

Yes as an LLP is a separate legal entity, GST would be applicable. Moreover, any services which are rendered by an LLP would attract some form of GST. An LLP has a PAN card; hence the rate of GST would be levied on the entity.

No. Appointment of officers is not mandatory for an LLP. Hence officers such as a company secretary or CEO would not be required to be appointed under this act.

The registrar has all the ultimate powers in case of non-compliance with the provisions of the LLP act. The registrar can call all the nominated officers of the LLP for any form of non-compliance with the respective provisions of the LLP.

Yes a private limited company can be converted into an LLP. Only a listed company or a public limited company cannot be converted into an LLP.

Yes foreign direct investment is allowed for an FDI. Previously, FDI was only allowed for particular sectors in the government route. However, due to changes in the FDI guidelines, LLPs can secure FDI through the automatic route.

Yes a foreign LLP can be formed in India. This process can be carried out by filing form-27 with the respective authority. However, authorised representatives have to be appointed as per the provisions related to an LLP.

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