A partnership is a form of business organization in which two or more individuals manage and
operate the business with a view to making a profit. Each partner shares a fixed proportion of the
partnership profits and losses. Depending on the type of partnership, each partner may be personally
liable for the debt and obligations of the company. One benefit of a partnership is that partnership
income is only taxed once. Partnership income flows through to the individual partners who will be
taxed on their partnership income. This contrasts with a corporation where income is taxed at two
levels. Corporation income is taxed twice: first as a corporate entity and also at the shareholder level
where shareholders are taxed on any dividends received.