Convert Proprietorship to Partnership

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Convert Proprietorship to Partnership

Where most of the businesses start as a proprietorship firm, one can always change the business structure by exploring the benefits of partnership by adding a partner. Especially when the operations reach certain esteemed levels, a partner may be required to increase the efficiency and act as a catalyst for the faster growth of the present business. With the increase in the number of partner(s) in the business, the efforts and capital both would increase propelling the business growth. For conversion from an unorganized business structure to a partnership firm, the business is likely to pass through procedural requirements. Once the business is converted to the partnership, all the assets, liabilities and rights accompanied to proprietorship will be passed on to the partnership firm; subject to the consent of partners.

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Private Limited CompanyOne Person CompanyLimited Liability PartnershipPartnership FirmProprietorship Firm
ActCompanies Act, 2013Companies Act, 2013Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008Indian Partnership Act, 1932No specified Act
Registration RequirementMandatoryMandatoryMandatoryOptionalNo
Registration under the Act is mandatory to set up business as Private Limited CompanyRegistration under the Act is mandatory to set up business as One Person CompanyRegistration under the Act is mandatory to set up business as Limited Liability PartnershipBoth registered and unregistered partnerships are legal, but registered entity is preferredThere is no registration criteria prescribed. But registration to establish legal identity is recommended
Number of members2 – 200Only 12 – Unlimited2 – 50Only 1
Requires minimum 2 and not more than 200 shareholdersOnly an individual being Indian resident can be the shareholderNo bar to maximum number of partners, but minimum 2 Designated Partners are requiredIt is formed with minimum 2 partners, but not exceeding 50The proprietor is the only owner of the firm
Separate Legal EntityYesYesYesNoNo
Private Company is separate entity and can own assets in its nameOPC is separate entity and can own assets in its nameLLP is separate entity from partners and can own assets in its namePartnership firm does not have any separate identity from its partnersProprietor and the business are same and not different
Liability ProtectionLimitedLimitedLimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Liability of members is limited to the extent of unpaid value of shares subscribedLiability of member is limited to the extent of unpaid value of shares subscribedLiability of partners is limited to the capital amount agreed to introducePartners are jointly and severally liable to pay the debts of the Partnership FirmProprietor’s liability is to pay-off all debts and obligation of firm
Statutory AuditMandatoryMandatoryDependentNot mandatoryNot mandatory
Auditor must be appointed within 30 days of incorporationAuditor must be appointed within 30 days of incorporationApplicable when turnover exceeds INR 40 Lakh or contribution exceeds INR 25 LakhStatutory audit not applicable. Tax audit may be applicable based on turnoverStatutory audit not applicable. Tax audit may be applicable based on turnover
Ownership TransferabilityShares can be transferred with consent to other ShareholdersNoYesNoNo
Shares can be transferred with consent to other ShareholdersShares are not transferable easilyOwnership can be changed with consent of other partnersOwnership is not transferable easily, clause of partnership deed should be referredFirm in no different from proprietor and so ownership is not transferable
Uninterrupted ExistenceYesYesYesNoNo
Change in members or director does not affect the existence of Private CompanyChange in members or director does not affect the existence of OPC.
The nominee will take place of member
Change in Partners or Designated Partners does not affect the existence of LLPChange in partner leads to dissolution or formation of another partnership firmDeath or insolvency of proprietor directly affects the firm
Foreign ParticipationAllowedNot AllowedAllowedNot AllowedNot Allowed
Foreign national are allowed to invest under the Automatic RouteMember, nominee and director must be Indian residentForeign nationals are allowed to subject to FDI GuidelinesForeign nationals are not allowed to be a partnerForeign Nationals cannot commence proprietorship business
Tax RatesModerateModerateHighHighLow
Tax rate applicable for small companies is reduced to 25%Tax rate applicable for small companies is reduced to 25%With tax rate of 30% on business profit, tax benefits to partners is highWith tax rate of 30% on business profit, tax benefits to partners is highTax rates of individual applied to Proprietorship Firm
Statutory CompliancesHighModerateModerateLessLess
Apart from Annual filings, it has to comply with various provision laid down, but less compared to public companyApart from Annual filing, compliance are less compared to Private CompanyAnnual filing and few event based filings are necessarySeparate ITR of partnership is filed, else there are no filing requirementNo compliances and no requirement to file separate ITR
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It is not mandatory but highly recommended. If it is not registered, the firm cannot file a suit against any partner or third party. The partners also cannot sue the partnership firm for his/her claim. However, third parties can sue the firm to enforce their dues or claims. Due to non-registration, the rights of parties are not affected. Also, the partnership can be registered at any time after the formation to remove said effects.

In a proprietorship firm, there is no legal distinction between you and the business; leaving you personally liable for any debts or obligations the business may incur. Also, there are no limitations and no protection for your personal assets. In case of partnership firm, it is divided amongst the partners.

The application for Partnership Firm Registration in India is submitted with the Registrar of Firms (RoF) under whose jurisdiction the Place of Business of Partnership Firm falls. The application of Registration is made in required form along with submitting the Partnership Deed. At the end of the registration procedure, the Certificate of Registration is issued by respective RoF. The process and time of registration may differ for each RoF.

To be eligible to be a partner, an individual must be a major (above the age of 18), should be sane and should not be disqualified by law from entering into a contract.

A partner can nominate a successor to take his/her place in the event of death or retirement of the partner. The mode of introducing a new partner or successor is based on provisions in the partnership deed. A new partnership deed is required once the new partner is admitted into the firm.

As per Schedule-2 of CGST/SGST Act, there is no need to pay tax on the sale of stock where it is moved from proprietorship to the new firm (in case of re-structuring of business) subject to the condition that the existing proprietorship ceases to be a taxable person after such re-structuring.

In case of conversion, existing firm should cease to be a taxable person .There should not be any activity in converted proprietorship after transfer of stock into a new entity. In case, there are unutilized input tax credits lying at the time of such conversion, these credits are allowed to transfer into a new entity.

For confirming the validity of a partnership deed, the partners must pay stamp duty required as per the capital of the firm. The amount of stamp duty payable depends on the amount of capital contribution by partners. The rate of duty is prescribed under the State Stamp Act that differs for every State. Amount of ₹ 500 is included in our package.

The partnership firm shall also have to apply for registration under other statutes such as GST, Shop and Establishments Act and the likes; depending on the nature of the business. In case the sole proprietorship firm owns a trademark, the change regarding the inclusion of partner needs to be added in the trademark registry.

Partnership firms do not need to prepare audited statements for each year. However, depending on the turnover and a few other criteria, a tax audit statement might be necessary.

Yes, you will have to apply for a new GST registration and then surrender the one taken in the name of proprietorship firm. You can get the GST registration done with Legalwiz.in at an additional cost.

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