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All about Remuneration to partners in Partnership Firm


The Partnership Firm, like any other business, was founded with the primary goal of profiting from the market. A reward is given to an individual in any type of firm when an employee, a partner, or a director does something exceptional. As a result, it is vital for a firm to preserve balance while simultaneously providing remuneration to the partners who labor for the partnership firm’s benefit. We’ll walk you through the meaning, importance, and other details of remuneration to partners in a partnership firm, and Remuneration to partners as per the income tax act in this blog.


In most cases, such stipulations are inserted into the pay agreement during the Partnership Registration process. However, you must first comprehend all areas of financial returns to partners before finalizing the conditions. Apart from tax preparation, this aids in making an informed selection. The monetary returns to the partners of a partnership firm can be given in 3 ways: Interest on Capital introduced, Remuneration, and Share of Profit.

What is Remuneration to partners?

Partners collaborate in the firm according to their roles and duties. Partners work in the firm in the same way that employees do, and demand compensation in exchange for his/her work in a firm.  Bonus, Salary, and Commission are all examples of remuneration. The majority of firm partners agree on a remuneration amount. Partner’s effort,  goodwill, capital contribution, and educational background all influence remuneration.

Eligibility criteria for remuneration to partners in Partnership Firm

For giving remuneration to the partners, related information needs to be mentioned in the Remuneration clause of the Partnership Deed. With the mutual agreement between the partner the decided amount to be paid to the active partner, non-active partner, and sleeping partner need to be mentioned. Also, the amount to pay as remuneration, date to pay remuneration are all mentioned in the remuneration clause in a partnership deed.


Suggested Read: All you need to know about drafting a good Partnership deed

Interest or Remuneration to partner as per Income Tax Act

  • Remuneration information needs to be mentioned in the partnership deed then only partners can get a remuneration and it is considered as an allowable expense.
  • As per the income tax act, a remuneration limit is given, and every firm needs to be bound by it. Below is the table that describes the limitations given by the income tax department

Book Profit (INR)

Allowable deduction (INR)

Profit is less than or equals to 3 lakh

1,50,000 or 90 percent of Book Profit whichever is more

Profit is more than 3 Lakh in a business

60 percent of the Book Profit

If there is a loss in business



Note: Book profit means the net profit that the company has after the deduction of all the expenses and losses. Overhear the deductible amount which is given by the Income-tax department is the summation of all the partners in a partnership firm.

Remunerations Paid to Partners under Section 40(b) of Income Tax Act

  • The partnership agreement should include the amount of remuneration that will be paid to the working partners.
  • As per section 40(b), a partner is termed as a working partner, If a partner has devoted his/her working hours to the firm then only the partner is liable for remuneration.
  • The firm will be able to deduct the pay given to the working partners from the date of the stated partnership deed, not from any previous period.
  • The remuneration to the partners should not be more than the allowable limit given by the income tax department.


The various sorts of returns are defined in order to compensate the partners for their participation. All of these clauses must be considered by the partners while establishing the partnership agreement. While the Partnership Deed might allow for any type of financial compensation, the taxability is determined by the Income Tax Act. You must consider taxability even when paying salary or interest. Returns paid in excess of the restrictions are rejected and subject to double taxation. Only up to the given maximum can remuneration to partners and interest on capital be deducted as business expenditure.

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Zarana Mehta is an MBA in Finance from Gujarat Technology University. Though having a masters degree in Business Administration, her upbeat and optimistic approach for changes led her to pursue her passion i.e. Creative writing. She is currently working as Content Writer at Ebizfiling.

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