AtreyaCurious In: 1. Financial Accounting > Partnerships What do you mean by LLP ? What do you mean by LLP ? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent Ishika Pandey Curious ca aspirant 2023-05-23T14:18:09+00:00Added an answer on May 23, 2023 at 2:18 pm Definition A limited liability partnership (LLP)is a business vehicle like a partnership that features the partners ‘ liability is limited. Thus, it has elements of partnership and company. Another important feature of LLP is that each partner is not responsible or liable for another partner’s misconduct or negligence. LLP as constituted in INDIA: The limited liability partnership act, 2008 came into effect on 31st march, 2009. LLP is different from a partnership as it operates like a partnership, but in an LLP each partner is protected from personal liability, except to the extent of his capital contribution in the LLP. • LLP is subject to income tax like any other partnership firm. • A partner is not liable for independent or unauthorized actions of other partners, thus allowing individual partners to be shielded from joint liability created by another partner‘s wrongful business decisions or misconduct. • LLP is a body corporate and legal entity separate from its partners. It has perpetual succession like a limited liability company. Indian partnership act 1932 is not applicable to LLPs and also the limit on the number of partners in an LLP is not applicable, unlike an ordinary partnership firm where the maximum number of partners cannot exceed the number specified under SEC 464 of Companies Act 2013, which at present is 50. The LLP Act, 2008 specifies that a least one of the partners in the LLP is a citizen of India and an Indian national. • The Registrar Of Companies ( ROC) is authorized to register and control LLPs. Characteristics • Separate legal entity : Like a company, LLP also has a separate legal entity. Therefore partners and LLP are distinct from each other, like a company where the company has a legal entity separate from its shareholders. • Minimum capital : LLP is not required to maintain minimum capital. Thus partners in LLP decide how much capital will be contributed by each partner. • The Minimum number of members : An LLP can be established with at least two members who shall also be the designated partners and shall have Director Identification Number (DIN). There is no limit on the maximum number of partners. Members other than designated partners are required to have DIN. • Audit is not mandatory : All companies, whether private or public, are required to get their accounts audited. However, an audit of LLP‘s books of accounts is not mandatory except : • If the contribution of the LLP exceeds Rs 25 lakhs: or • If the annual turnover of the LLP exceeds Rs 40 lakhs. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?