General Partnership is the association of 2 or more people to carry on as co-owners of a business for profit. In this type of partnership partners liability is total, unlimited, including personal assets. Management and control is exercised through general partnership; each partner has equal control.
General partnership has few tax benefits. In terms of taxation, profits are taxed to partners based on ownership percentages.
If you would like to operate in the District of Columbia as a general partnership (GP), you must register with Corporations Division of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
This is the first step in business regulatory compliance. This registration is separate and must be done before entity applies for a business license, permit, tax registration or any other registration within the District.
To register as a domestic general partnership, you must file for statement of authority for domestic general partnership.
To register as a foreign general partnership, you must file for statement of authority for foreign general partnership.
Forms and Reports: General Partnership
All forms and reports listed are available for download in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.
- Statement of Authority for Domestic General Partnership Form DGP-1
- Statement of Authority for Foreign General Partnership Form FGP-1
- Registered Agent Combined Form RA-1-4
- Statement of Dissociation for Domestic General Partnership Form DGP-2
- Statement of Merger for Domestic General Partnership Form DGP-3
Dissolution and Cancellation
- Statement of Dissolution for Domestic General Partnership Form DGP-4
- Statement of Cancellation for Foreign General Partnership Form FGP-2
- Application for Certificate of Good Standing and Certified Copy Form GSCC-1
- Trade Name Registration Form
Go to CorpOnline site at https://corp.dcra.dc.gov, create a profile, access the online services main page (use Internet Explorer 8, Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and proceed. Online filers must pay by credit card. Once filing is submitted, print the last confirmation page for your records.