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What is the definition of Partnership?

A partnership is an association between 2 - 20 people who are contractually bound to one another in order to operate a joint, profit-making business together. Each member of the partnership contributes their money, goods or services to a shared fund, agreeing that any profits made will be shared between the partners as per a contract between them. A partnership does not have to be registered with the companies registrar CIPC. Partners in a partnership are taxed on their percentage of the taxable income of the partnership. This income needs to be disclosed to SARS.