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Partnership Firm Registration

In Pakistan, a partnership firm is a business structure where two or more individuals come together to run a business. It’s a popular choice for small and medium-sized enterprises. Partnership in Pakistan is regulated under the Partnership Act, 1932 and the owners of the Partnership Firm are usually referred to as Partners. Minimum of 2 partners are required to operate, manage and run the affairs of Partnership Firm. Partnership Firm or Association of Persons is usually recommended for persons who for a specific purpose, object and period are desirous to establish an entity.

Documents Required for Partnership Firm Registration

Partnership Firm Registration requires an application to be submitted to the concerned Registrar of Firms in whose jurisdiction the Partnership Firm is being established. Registration of Partnership Firm requires following documents:

  1. Partnership deed executed on non-judicial stamp (name of Partnership Firm and Address must be mentioned along with all rights and obligations of the parties against each other and any third parties) witnessed by at least 2 witnesses and must be notrized as prescribed under the law.
  2. Preparation of Partnership Registration Form 
  3. Bank challan of prescribed Registration fee
  4. Nature and scope of business
  5. CNIC copies of all partners
  6. CNIC copies of the witnesses.
  7. Investment amount by each partner.
  8. Proof of office address of the Partnership Firm.
  9. Copy of all the above documents duly notarised by a notary public.
  10. Physical presence of all the partners before the Registrar of Firms.

We would recommend you file this firm registration process after consultation with our lawyer as it involves financial as well as legal obligations so there exists higher risk of loss and responsibilities.

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What is the process of registration of partnership firm?

Procedure for Partnership Firm Registration

The step-by-step process of registering a partnership firm in Pakistan involves the following steps:

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  • Step 8

Choose a Business Name

Select a unique name for your partnership firm that is not already registered by another business. A unique name would maintain its own brand identity.

Partnership Deed

Draft a partnership deed on a non-judicial stamp paper that outlines the terms and conditions of the partnership, business address and details of the business, including the names and addresses of partners, their capital contributions, profit-sharing ratios, rights and responsibilities of the partners, management of the business, and all other relevant details. Generally partnership deed would considered as a constitution of the business entity.

Filling Application Form

Obtain the prescribed application form for partnership registration from the office of Registrar of Firms and fill the form with consultation of our lawyer. Make sure all the information must be provided accurately and precisely.

Payment of Fees

Pay the required registration fees in the bank account of the Registrar of Firms as specified by the government.

Submission of Documents

Submit the completed application form along with the partnership deed and all other required documents which are listed above.

Verification and Approval

The Registrar of Firms will verify the submitted documents and, if satisfied, issue a Certificate of Registration for the partnership firm.

Tax Registration

Register your partnership firm with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for tax purposes. This includes obtaining a National Tax Number (NTN) and Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN), if applicable.

Opening a Bank Account

Once you have the certificate of registration and Tax Certificate, you can open a business bank account in the name of your partnership. After opening an account, the bank will issue an Account Maintenance Certificate. Opening a bank account is mandatory as business capital amount mentioned in the partnership deed is to be deposited and all the financial transactions of the business shall be done through business bank account.

Dissolution of Partnership Firm

A dissolution of a partnership means ending or dissolving the partnership between the partners. It occurs when the partners decide to no longer continue working together or when certain events specified in the partnership agreement take place. Dissolution can happen due to various reasons like retirement, death of a partner, bankruptcy, or mutual agreement. Once the partnership is dissolved, the partners settle the remaining business affairs, including the distribution of assets, payment of debts, and closing any ongoing operations.

Process of Dissolution of Partnership Firm

The step-by-step process of dissolving a partnership firm in Pakistan;

  1. Mutual Agreement: All partners should agree to dissolve the partnership firm. There must be free communication and understanding among all partners.
  2. Dissolution Clause in Partnership Agreement: Partnership agreement may outline specific procedures, terms and conditions for dissolution of partnership firm.
  3. Settle Debts and Liabilities: Before dissolving the partnership, the partners should settle any outstanding debts, loans, and liabilities. This includes paying off creditors and resolving any financial obligations.
  4. Notify Relevant Authorities: Inform the concerned authorities, such as the Registrar of Firms, about the dissolution. Follow al other legal requirements or procedures for notifying them.
  5. Distribution of Assets: Determination of business assets and must be distributed among the partners. This should be done in accordance with the partnership agreement.
  6. Settlement of Disputes: If there arises any dispute or disagreement among the partners during the dissolution process, it must be resolved amicably and in accordance with the law of arbitration.
  7. Cancellation of Licenses: It is mandatory to cancel the licenses, permits, or registrations associated with the partnership firm. This would ensure that the firm is no longer operating legally.
  8. Information to Stakeholders: Notify clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders about the dissolution of the partnership. This helps them transition smoothly and ensures a proper closure.

Modes of Dissolution of Partnership Firm

There are several modes of dissolution for a partnership firm and some of them are listed below:

  1. Dissolution by Mutual Consent: All partners agree to dissolve the partnership and follow a certain process with mutual consent in writing.
  2. Dissolution by Expiry of Partnership Term: If the partnership was formed for a specific period, it would automatically be dissolved at the expiration of the duration.
  3. Dissolution by Notice: A partner can give notice to dissolve the partnership as per the terms specified in the partnership agreement.
  4. Dissolution by Court Order: In certain situations, a court may order the dissolution of a partnership due to misconduct, incapacity, or other legal reasons.
  5. Dissolution by Death or Insolvency: The partnership automatically dissolves if any partner dies or becomes insolvent.

Consequences of Dissolution of Partnership Firm

When a partnership firm is dissolved, there are following consequences that may occur;

  1. Distribution of Assets and Liabilities: The assets and liabilities of the partnership are typically distributed among the partners according to their shares. This includes dividing profits, losses, and any remaining assets.
  2. Termination of Business Operations: The partnership firm ceases to exist, and all business operations come to an end. This means that any ongoing contracts or agreements may need to be terminated.
  3. Settlement of Debts and Obligations: The partnership is responsible for settling any outstanding debts, loans, and financial obligations. This includes paying off creditors and resolving any pending financial matters.
  4. Termination of Legal Rights and Obligations: With the dissolution of the partnership, partners would no longer have the legal rights and obligations associated with the partnership. This includes the authority to act on behalf of the partnership or bind it to any contracts.
  5. Tax Consequences: Dissolving a partnership may have tax implications for the partners. It’s important to consult with our tax professional to understand the specific tax consequences and requirements.
  6. Termination of Partnership Agreements: Any partnership agreements, contracts, or licenses associated with the partnership will be terminated. This includes registrations with government authorities and licenses to operate the business.

Features of Partnership Firm

Following are the features of a partnership firm;

  1. Minimum of two partners.
  2. No maximum limit on the number of partners.
  3. Partners can contribute capital, skills, or both.
  4. Profit-sharing is based on the partnership agreement.
  5. Partners have equal rights and responsibilities.
  6. Decision-making can be collective or assigned to specific partners.
  7. Partners are personally liable for the firm’s debts.
  8. Partnerships are not separate legal entities.

Benefits of Partnership Firm

Here are some benefits and advantages of a partnership firm:

  1. Shared Responsibility: In a partnership, the workload and responsibilities are shared among the partners. This can help reduce the burden on a single partner and allow for more efficient business operations.
  2. Diverse Skill Sets: Partnerships often involve individuals with different skills, knowledge, and expertise. This diversity can bring a variety of perspectives and strengths to the business, enhancing decision-making and problem-solving.
  3. Increased Capital: Partnerships allow for multiple partners to contribute capital to the business. This can provide an opportunity to increase funds for investment, expansion, and day-to-day operations.
  4. Shared Financial Risk: Partners share both the profits and losses of the business. This can help mitigate individual financial risks and provide a sense of shared accountability.
  5. Flexibility in Decision-Making: Partnerships typically have a more flexible decision-making process compared to other business structures. Partners can collectively make decisions, allowing for quicker response times and adaptability to market changes.
  6. Tax Benefits: Partnerships often offer tax advantages, such as the ability to pass through profits and losses to individual partners. This can result in lower tax liability for partners compared to other business structures such as limited liability company.
  7. Partnership Cooperation: When partners work together towards a common goal, they can strengthen the cooperation that enhance creativity, develop multiple innovation and growth.

Disadvantages of Partnership Firm

Here are some main disadvantages of a partnership firm:

  1. Unlimited Liability: Partners in a partnership have unlimited personal liability for the debts and obligations of the business. This means that if the business cannot pay its debts, partners may be personally responsible and their personal assets could be at risk.
  2. Shared Decision-Making: While shared decision-making can be an advantage, it can also lead to disagreements and conflicts among partners. Differences in opinions and decision-making styles can slower down the efficiency and progress of the business.
  3. Potential for Disputes: Partnerships are built on trust and mutual understanding. However, disagreements and conflicts can arise, leading to disputes that can be time-consuming, costly, and potentially damaging to the partnership and its reputation.
  4. Limited Capital: While partnerships allow for multiple partners to contribute capital, the overall capital available may still be limited compared to other business structures, such as limited liability company. This can restrict the ability to invest in growth opportunities or attract larger investors.
  5. Dependency on Partners: Partnerships rely on the active participation and commitment of all partners. If one partner becomes uninvolved or leaves the partnership, it can disrupt the business operations and create challenges in finding a suitable replacement.
  6. Lack of Continuity: A partnership does not have continuous existence. It may dissolve or undergo changes if a partner leaves, retires, or passes away. This can disrupt the continuity of the business and require legal processes to address the changes.
  7. Difficulty in Raising Funds: Partnerships may face challenges in raising funds from external sources, such as banks or investors because most of the investors prefer to invest in the businesses that protects the investment which is commonly offered by the limited liability companies.

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