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Why a Retiring/Deceased Partner is Entitled to a Share of Goodwill of the Firm? - Accountancy

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Why a retiring/deceased partner is entitled to a share of goodwill of the firm?

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Goodwill is an intangible asset of a firm that is earned by the efforts of all the partners of the firm. After the retirement or death of a partner, the fruits of the past performance and reputation will be shared only by the remaining partners. Thus the remaining partners should compensate the retiring or the deceased partner by entitling him/her a share of firm's goodwill.

Concept: Ascertaining the Amount Due to Retiring/Deceased Partner
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NCERT Class 12 Accountancy - Not-for-profit Organisation and Partnership Accounts
Chapter 4 Reconstitution of a Partnership Firm – Retirement/Death of a Partner
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 214
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