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    All are aware that a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is a body corporate, governed by the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and rules framed thereunder. An LLP has a distinct legal entity separate from that of its partners, it has perpetual succession and any change in the partners shall not affect the existence, rights or liabilities of the LLP. It is a vehicle enabling the Partnerships to enter in to a Corporate frame work with Limited liability, and giving the partners/members the option and flexibility of devising/structuring the control document i.e., LLP agreement, as mutually agreed by the partner/members. 

    Similar to Companies registered under the Companies Act, 1956/2013, compliances by a Limited Liability Partnership [LLP] can be classified in to (a) continuous compliance i.e., compliance as to maintenance of minimum partners/designated partners, (b) event based, i.e., happening of an event such as increase of Contribution, Admission of Partners, Resignation of Partners, Shifting of Registered office address of the LLP etc., and accordingly, the LLP will have to file the returns/forms/information with the Registrar of Companies/LLP, in compliance with the said provisions of the LLP Act and (c) Time based compliances i.e., based on time, like filing of Annual Return and Statement of Solvency. 

    An effort has been made to list out the Continuous compliance, Event based and Time based

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    One of the positives of the budget proposals is the applicability of advance ruling provisions to the resident private limited companies. This move reduces the litigation piled at the department level since there shall be an opportunity for understanding the department’s way of interpretation of a particular provision at the earlier stages itself. Further, the tax payer is also clear about the tax implications of a particular transaction and geared up to decide about collecting the same from the service receiver or not. Hence, this move is a welcome one since it helps reduce the litigation and throw light on the complicated provisions of the Finance Act, 1994. 

    Since, the advance ruling is made applicable to the resident private limited with effective from 11.07.2014, it is the need of the hour to brush up with the provisions of the most untouched Chapter VA of the Finance Act, 1994. 

    All the professional colleagues are aware that, of all the sections of the Companies Act, 2013, which have been notified, some of the sections, and the rules made thereunder, provide for the time limit within which some compliances are to be made by the companies/Auditors/Directors. An effort has been made to list of the provisions in Chronological order as to their compliances:

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