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What Is an LLP?

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on November 2, 2006

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is similar to a general partnership, except the partners are not personally liable for negligent acts conducted by other partners or employees not under their supervision. This is different from a general partnership, in which each partner is liable for the debts and obligations of the business as well as the malpractice of any other partner. Income taxes in an LLP are passed through the business and reflected on the partners’ individual tax returns. Because of the limited liability of each partner and the pass-through tax status, LLPs are a very popular business structure.

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