Mandatory Compliances for an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

All LLPs registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs need to file Annual Returns and Statement of Accounts for every Financial Year. It is mandatory for a LLP to file a return irrespective of whether it has done any business. There are three mandatory compliance requirements to be followed by LLPs.

  • Filing of Annual Return
  • Filing of Statement of the Accounts or Financial Statements
  • Filing of Income Tax Returns

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Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) vs Partnership

Selection of the correct form of business entity is the most important decision taken by an entrepreneur. To make choices simpler and assist you in taking a well informed decision, here is a basic comparison chart of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) vs Partnership Continue reading “Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) vs Partnership”

LLP Agreement

LLP Act 2008 defines LLP agreement as “Any written agreement between the partners of the Limited Liability Partnership or between the LLP and its partners which determines the mutual rights and duties of the partners and their rights and duties in relation to that LLP”. Hence, in simple terms, it is an agreement inter-se between the partners of the LLP, which forms the bylaws of the LLP. Continue reading “LLP Agreement”

How to close LLP: Procedure for winding up of LLP

Procedure for winding up of LLP:  A Limited Liability Partnership can be closed down by declaring the LLP as defunct.

Declaring the LLP as Defunct: In case the LLP wants to close down its business or where it is not carrying on any business operations for the period of one year or more, it can make an application to the Registrar for declaring the LLP as defunct and removing the name of the LLP from its register of LLP’s. Continue reading “How to close LLP: Procedure for winding up of LLP”