Difference Between Dissolution of Firm and Dissolution of Partnership

Difference Between Dissolution of Firm and Dissolution of Partnership

The basic difference between Dissolution of Firm and Dissolution of Partnership is the closing of the operation of business and business relationship among partners. 

To know the difference between these two, we must clear the meaning of these terms and explained as follows: –

Meaning of Dissolution of Firm:-

Dissolution of Firm refers to close the operation of the business and end the business or economic relationship among partners. The Dissolution of the firm can be performed by voluntarily by the partner and in some case, The court order the compulsory closure of the operations of the firm where business do illegal activities. 

Meaning of Dissolution of Partnership: –

Dissolution of Partnership refers to making changes in the business relationship among the partners and continue the operation of the business. The Dissolution of the Partnership can only be performed voluntarily by the partner. 

Chart of Dissolution of Frim and Dissolution of Partnership: –

Basis of Difference

Dissolution of Firm

Dissolution of Partnership

Meaning It refers to close the operation of the business and end the business or economic relationship among partners.  It refers to making changes in the business relationship among the partners and continues the operation of the business.
Business Relationship among Partners Business Relationship among the partners will end when there is the dissolution of the firm.   Business Relationship among the partners will Changes when there is the dissolution of the partnership.  
Close the business operation The closure of business operation is also known as dissolution of the firm. In this case, no need for closure of business operation.
Voluntarily or compulsorily The operation can be voluntarily closed by the decision of the partners and compulsorily if ordered by the court.  The partners can only make voluntarily in the business relationship among partner. 
Closure of Books  The books are closed because of the operations of business ends.  The books do not need to close because of the operations of the business will continue. 
Account Prepared  Realisation account prepared in the dissolution of the firm. Revaluation account prepared in the dissolution of Partnership.
Assets and Liabilities  Realise the value of assets and payment made to settle liabilities.  Revaluate the value of assets and reassessed the value of liabilities. 
Effects Dissolution of the firm does include the dissolution of Partnership.  Dissolution of the Partnership does not include the dissolution of Partnership. 

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Conclusion:

Thus, these both terms are different from each other on the basis of closing the operation of the firms. If operations are closed then it is known as dissolution of the firm. If operations are not closed only some changes in the deed then it is known as dissolution of Partnership. 

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