How to open Current Account of a Partnership Firm
The account of Partnership Firm:
As per Partnership Act, 1932 “PARTNERSH1P’’ is the relation between persons who have agreed to share the profits of a business carried on by all or any of them acting for all.
Persons who have entered into the partnership with one another are called individually “PARTNER’’ and collectively “A FIRM” and the name under which their business is carried on is called the “FIRM NAME”.
The constitution of a partnership firm must be satisfied in respect of some conditions that are given below:
- There must be a business
- There must be an agreement to enter into by two or more persons. There cannot be, however more than twenty persons. ,
- There must be a contract/agreement between the persons who are associated with the business.
- The object of the business must be the earning of profit.
- The business must be carried on by all or by any of them on behalf of all
Note: Opening of Partnership Accounts- A Banker should not open an account in the name of a partnership unless one or more of the partners apply to him to do so.
Except where the partner, making an application for the opening of an account in the firm’s name, is deprived of the power, which fact is known to the banker, there can be no legal objection to a banker opening an account in the name of the firm at the request of any one or more its partners. Failure, however, to make proper enquiries by referring to the partnership agreement or any other record in writing which may be available before opening an account on behalf of the firm in a partner’s name may lead a banker in trouble.
Account Opening Formalities:
- Filling the prescribed Account opening form along with specimen signature card, KYC and Profile Form.
- Attested copy of valid Trade License Registered partnership Deed etc.
- Clear Resolution for opening & operating the account borrowing power authority to give security, or to sell the property owned by the firm signed by all the partners.
- In case of death, of any partner, if the a/c is operated on by other partners as well, the surviving partners shall be advised to close them and open a new A/c fresh mandate.
- Photographs of the Account holder(s).
- Introducer’s Signature.
- Filling the SBS-2 and SBS-3, Reporting form.
- National Identify Card/Card/Any valid Photo ID/ Citizenship Certificate.
- Approval of the Branch Incumbent.
- Letter of thanks to the introducer/Account opener.
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