Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Registration 100% Easy Online Process & Transparent pricing

Registering your Startup as a Limited liability partnership involves lesser compliance issues as compared to a Private Limited Company  registration. Want to know the next steps? This all inclusive plan has got you covered! From registration to auditor appointment assistance, find expert advisory on all matters related to LLP.

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LLP Registration Fee

Basic Package

₹6,299/-

Standard Package

₹8,299/-

Customize Package

For a Startup that has special requirements, we can customize your package in following cases 

Documents To Be Submitted for LLP Registration

Documents of Designated Partner’s

  1. Passport Size Colour Photograph
  2. Self attested copy of PAN & Adhar Card of all Partner’s
  3. Identity Proof: Self attested copy of Passport/ Voter ID/ Driving License
  4. Address Proof: Self attested copy of Telephone, Gas, Electricity Bill or Bank Statement

Documents of Registered Office

  1. Electricity Bill /Telephone Bill /Gas Bill/ Mobile Bill
  2. NOC from owner of Premises
  3. Filled Questionnaire form

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LLP Registration Online – An Overview

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) combines the benefits of a partnership with that of a limited liability company. In India, it took shape after January 2009 and was an instant success with startups and professional services. The idea behind LLP was to provide a form of business that is easy to maintain and to help owners by providing them with limited liability.
It is very easy to manage and incorporate a Limited Liability Partnership in India. To register an LLP minimum of two partners are required, there is no upper limit as such. The LLP agreement states the rights and the duties of the Partners. In an LLP one partner is not responsible for the misconduct and negligence of the other partner. The partners are responsible for the compliances and all the provisions that are specified in the LLP agreement.

LLP Registration, Limited Liability Partnership

Minimum Requirement for LLP Registration

Minimum 2 Person

To Register a LLP in India we require atleast two persons to act as the initially designated partner in the LLP. There is no limit on the maximum number of partners.

Registered Address

To Incorporate a LLP, you must should have one premises where registered office of llp will get registered. we require the proof of the registered address not older than 2 months and the NOC from the registered address owner.

Resident Partner

One Designated Partner of the LLP should be resident in India. A Person is considered a resident when it stays in India for over 182 days during the previous financial year.

Capital Requirment

The LLP Act does not prescribe any minimum or maximum capital as such; hence you may keep the capital/contribution of the LLP as per the LLP Business requirement.

Difference Between LLP & Company for Startups

No Limitation on Number of Partner

LLP may have partners varying from 2 to many. There is no limit for partners in LLP. An LLP requires a minimum 2 partners while there is no limit on the maximum number of partners in contrast to a private company wherein there is a restriction of not having more than 200 members.

Saving from Lower Compliance Burden

LLP have to face less compliance burden as they have to submit only two statements i.e. the Annual Return & Statement of Accounts and Solvency. Whereas in the case of private company, at Least 8 to 10 regulatory formalities and compliances are required to be duly completed. Read Annual Cost Comparison of Private Limited and LLP.

No requirement of compulsory Audit

LLPs are not required to audit the accounts. Any other company (Public, Private) are mandated to get their accounts audited by the auditing firm. LLP is required to audit their account when the contributions of the LLP exceeds Rs.25Lac, or When annual turnover of the LLP exceeds Rs.40Lac

Taxation Aspect on LLP

LLP is not liable to pay the tax on the income and share of its partner. Thus, no dividend distribution tax is payable as under section 40(b). Bonus, commission or remuneration, Interest to partners, any payment of salary, allowed as deduction. Provision of ‘deemed dividend’ under income tax law, is not applicable to LLP.

LLP Registration Benefits

Limited Liability

The partners of the LLP have limited liability which means partners are not liable to pay the debts of the LLP from their assets. No partner is responsible for any other partner’s misconduct.

Easy Restructuring

The relationship between the partners is governed by an LLP Agreement, which can be easily amended to introduce or retire a partner. The process is easy and straight forward.

Easy to form

Forming LLP is an easy process. It is less complicated and time-consuming unlike the process of formation of a company. We help startups to start their LLP in 100% online mode to avoid unnecessary delay.

No Compulsory Audit

Under the LLP Act, the statutory audit is not mandatory for small LLP. However, the statutory audit becomes compulsory only when the annual turnover and of LLP cross Rs 40 Lakh or the LLP Capital is more than 25 Lakh.

Perpetual Succession

The LLP Being a separate legal person, its life or existance is is independent of the partner’s death, retirement, or insolvency. The LLP will get wound up only as per provisions of the LLP Act.

Fewer Compliance

The compliance requirement for an LLP is fewer in comparison to a company. Also, the annual return filing is easy and cost-effective. The LLP has to file its ITR just like any other business and file ROCAnnual Returns.

LLP Registration Process

Step – 1: Documents & Information For LLP Registration

LLP registration procedure starts with documentation of the proposed designated partners/partners and relating to the registered address of the LLP. Ensure that the documents are updated and correct. The mandatory information and documents for LLP Incorporation to be provided to us in the online questionnaire.

Step – 2: Selection of Name for LLP

The Name of the LLP should be cross-checked with the ROC and the trademark registry to avoid any infringement of someone else Trademark or Other Company /LLP Name. Check Name Availability or contact us.

Step – 3: Making of Partners DSC

DSC is equivalent to the physical or paper signature under the information technology act. For LLP registration, all the applications to ROC are filed in digital format signed by designated partners of the LLP. The filing process starts with the issue of a digital signature for all the partners of the LLP.

Step – 4: Name Approval for LLP Registration

The application for the Name approval of LLP is submitted in FormForm RUN-LLP. It is a web-based application, where two names in order of preference can be filed with a note on the significance of the Name and the business activities.

Step – 5: ROC Filing for LLP Incorporation

The application of New LLP Registration is filed in FILIP Form immediately after name approval. The partners KYC documents and proof of the registered address are submitted along with the application form. The Form, FILIP, is attested by a practising Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost Accountant, or an Advocate practising at High Court. The government filing fee for the registration of depends on the proposed capital/contribution of the LLP.

Step – 6: Issue of the Certificate of Incorporation of LLP

The LLP registration’s final stage is the Certificate of Incorporation for the LLP after the verification of the application for LLP Registration is filed in Form FILIP. The issuance of the registration certificate of LLP is conclusive proof of the LLP registration by ROC.

Step – 7: Drafting of LLP Agreement and Filing to ROC

Post-registration of the LLP, the partners need to enter into a valid agreement on stamp paper of appropriate value as per respective state. The LLP agreement defines the mutual rights and duties of the partners, and the LLP Agreement should be signed before a notary public. The duly signed & Notary Attested LLP Agreement is then filed with ROC in Form -3 within 30 days of the LLP Incorporation.

Step – 8: PAN Card & TAN Number for the LLP

The LLP needs to apply in the prescribed Form 49A to the income tax department for the allotment of PAN; the acknowledgement of the pan application for the LLP is received on the same day. However, the pan is allotted within a week. TAN number is a permanent number assigned to business for complying with withholding tax provisions (TDS). You are required to deduct TDS while making payments; hence, the next step is to obtain a TAN number, which is mandatory to submit TDS Returns.

Annual Compliance for the LLP

The LLP Has to file Income Tax and ROC Return every year. Here is a brief note on the annual compliance.

S.No Annual Filing Particular

1.

Account Finalisation

At the end of the FY, the LLP must finalise their books of account and prepare a statement of income and expenditure and the balance sheet in compliance with the LLP Act and the Income Tax Laws.

2.

Statutory Audit

A statutory audit is not required for small LLP. However, it becomes mandatory when the turnover of the LLP is over Rs. 40 Lakhs or the Capital of the LLP is more than Rs 25 Lakh

3.

Income Tax Return

Every year the Income Tax for the LLP is filed as per the following due dates.

  1. No Audit - 31st July Due Date 
  2. Audit Cases - 30th Oct Due Date

 

4.

Form 11 

Form 11 is the annual return of the LLP to the Registrar of Companies and is mandatory filing before the 30th of May of the next year for every financial year.

5

Form 8 

The LLP need to file their financial information and a statement of solvency to the ROC in form 8. The last date of filing Form 8 is 30th October for the previous financial year.

Comparison among different type of Business Registration Options in India

Features Private Limited Company OPC LLP Partnership Sole Proprietorship

Applicable Law

Companies Act, 2013

Companies Act, 2013

LLP Act, 2008

Partnership Act 1932

No Law Applicable

Number of members

2 - 200

1

2 - Unlimited

2 - 20

1

Number of Directors /DP

2 - 15

1-15

2 - Unlimited

1-20

1

Formation

Through ROC

Through ROC

Through ROC

Agreement

Easy

Tax Benefits

The income tax rate for companies engaged in manufacturing activities is only 15%, while for all other newly set up companies it is 22%

The income tax rate for companies engaged in manufacturing activities is only 15%, while for all other newly set up companies it is 22%

LLP Income Tax Rate is 30% on its profits

Partnership firms are taxed at 30% on its profits

For a small business with low turnover, there is the benefit of individual tax slabs.

Statutory Compliance

High

High

Low

Low

Minimum

Foreign Investment (FDI)

Foreign Direct Investment in case of a Private Limited Company is available under the automatic route.

FDI is not allowed in One Person Company

FDI in LLP Is permitted at par with the companies

FDI not Allowed 

FDI not Allowed 

Separate Legal Entity

A Company is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters

An OPC is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters

An LLP is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters

A Partnership is a legal entity but not different from partners

The proprietor and the proprietorship business is the same thing

Limited Liability

Liability Limited - Shareholders of a Company are bound to pay only up to the capital they have subscribed to the company.

Liability Limited - In OPC, unlike a proprietorship, the shareholder cannot be asked to pay beyond his subscribed capital

Liability Limited - The partners of an LLP can be called upon to pay only up to the amount of capital they subscribed to.

Liability Not Limited - There is no protection of limited liability, even the personal properties of partners are at risk for losses of business

Liability Not Limited - The proprietor is the whole sole of the business, and his liability to the debts or losses of proprietorship is unlimited.

Ownership Transferability

The shareholding of a Pvt Ltd Company is easily transferable

OPC Shares can be transferred to new shareholder along with the nominee

In LLP contribution/share of a partner can be transferred with the consent of all other partners.

Not Possible, every admission or removal of a partner amounts to the new firm.

Not Applicable

Perpetual Existence

A Company exists beyond the life of its owners /shareholders. After the death, the shares transmits to legal heirs

OPC Continues to exist even after the death of its only shareholder, as it passes to the nominee.

The LLP also have perpetual existence and exists beyond the life of the designated partner

No perpetual existence, with the death of a partner, the partnership ends.

No perpetual existence, with the death of the proprietor, it ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Limited Liability Partnership must have a minimum of two Partners and an LLP can have any number of Partners.

 

An LLP can be started with any amount of money there is no such minimum requirement. A partner may contribute both tangible or intangible property.

 

Any individual, or even a company or an LLP, can become a partner. However, only an individual can become a ‘designated partner’ in an LLP.

The time taken for incorporation depends on the submission of relevant documents by the client as well as the Approvals from the Government authorities. setupfiling can help you Incorporate an LLP in 7-14 days.

 

Yes, non-resident Indians and foreign nationals who are willing to enter into an LLP partnership can do so, provided they submit the necessary documents after getting them notarized by the concerned authorities. Although, at least one of the designated partners in an LLP should be an Indian national.

An LLP agreement is made between the partners and the LLP regarding the relationship between the individual partners in the LLP. An LLP agreement usually consists of management policies, the inclusion of new partners, policy-making strategies, and so on.

Typically, only start-ups that will not be looking for venture capital funding register LLPs. This is because venture capitalists only invest in private and public limited companies.