What is a partnership?

Partnership Firm is a form of business constitution for businesses that are owned, managed and controlled by more than one person. 

There are two types of Partnership firms, registered and un-registered. It is not mandatory to get a registered Partnership firm; however, it is advisable to register a Partnership firm due to the increased advantages. 

Partnership firms are incorporated by drafting a Partnership deed amongst the Partners and SDM Associates can help you get a registered or an un-registered Partnership firm in India.

So what are these advantages?

Simple to start

A Partnership is very simple to form as no complex formalities are involved and moreover the registration is also not mandatory. However, if the firm is not registered, you are deprived of few legal advantages over a registered partnership firm. The Registrar of Firms is responsible for registering partnership firms.

You can choose any name

Since the name of a Partnership firm is not registered anywhere, a Partnership firm can choose to have any name provided it is not inconsistent with any registered trademark. However, since the name is not registered, any other person can also use the same business name unless trademark registration is obtained.

No annual or yearly filing required

Partnership firms are not required to file their annual accounts with the Registrar every year unlike a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or a Company. Limited Liability Partnerships and Companies are required to file their annual accounts with the Registrar of Companies each year.

Let’s see the process now. 

Partnership Startup

SDM Associates can help you start a Partnership in 7 to 14 days.

Partnership Deed Drafting

We first understand your business, Partners, Partnership structure and other relevant details to draft a Partnership Deed that is mutually acceptable to all Partners.

Partnership Deed Registration

 Based on your requirements and the service level you have requested from SDM Associates, we will help you register the Partnership Deed with the relevant authorities to make the Partnership a Registered Partnership Firm.

Obtaining PAN & TAN

SDM Associates will help you obtain your Partnership PAN and TAN registration from the Statutory Authorities once the Partnership Firm gets registered.

Now what documents are required?

  1. ID and Address Proof like Pan Card/Passport/Voter ID/Aadhaar Card/Driving License Copy of the Partners.

 One Business Place Address proof :-

  1. If property is rented :-  Need Rent Agreement and NOC from Landlord.
  2. if property is own :-  Need Electricity Bills or any other Address Proof, not older than 3 months

Please note: Business Place & Home Place can be same of the partner

Documents required for Partnership

Related to Proprietor:

  1. PAN
  2. Aadhaar
  3. Photograph

Bank account details

  1. Copy of Cancelled cheque
  2. Bank statement
  3. First page of Passbook

Proof of Principal Place of business :

  1. Owned office: copy of utility bill/ Property Paper
  2. Rented office : Rent agreement copy/ NOC from the Landlord



What happens in a limited liability partnership is that the liability is limited to shares similar to that of corporate shareholders. But unlike the case that is with corporate shareholders, the partners in LLP can manage the business directly.

Import Export Code (IEC Code)

n this age of fierce competition, everyone wants to expand their business from domestic market to international market. Enterprises can enter in global market either with existing product or new product. ” However before going global, you need to follow several procedures and laws place and get different registration and license. IEC (Import Export Code) license is one of such prerequisite when you’re thinking of importing or exporting from India.

Private Limited Company

A minimum of one and a maximum of two proposed names must be submitted for RUN (Reserve Unique Name)to the MCA. Subject to availability, naming guidelines and MCA processing time, Name Approval can be obtained in 2 to 3 business days.

MSME Registration

In a developing country like India, MSME industries are the backbone of the economy. The MSME sector contributes to 45% of India’s Total Industrial Employment, 50% of India’s Total Exports and 95% of all industrial units of the country and more than 6000 types of products are manufactured in these industries

One Person Company

After verification, your DSC in USB token will be available with SDM Associates which will be dispatched through courier at your address which may take 2-3 days to reach your address.

Name Change

Change in name of company may either be compulsion through law or voluntarily by company.