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Study Material & Notes
New Profit-Sharing ratio is the ratio in which the continuing/remaining partners decides to the share the profits of the firm in future. It is decided as per the mutual agreement amongst the continuing/remaining partners.
The ratio in which remaining partners acquire retiring partner’s profit share is known as gaining ratio.
If the death of a partner occurs during the year, the representatives of the deceased partner are entitled to his/her share of profits earned till the date of his/her death. Such profit is ascertained by any of the following methods
It is computed either on Previous Year Profit or Average Profit
Deceased Partner’s Share of Profits = Previous Year Profit X Time Till Death X Deceased Partner’s Share
12 or 365
Deceased Partner’s Share of Profits = Average Profit X Time Till Death X Deceased Partner’s Share
Where, Average Profit = Total Profit
No. of Years
Deceased Partner’s Share of Profits = Last Year Profit X Sales Till Death X Deceased Partner’s Share
a) Through Profit & Loss Suspense Account – When New Profit-Sharing Ratio of the continuing partners does not differ from Old Profit-Sharing Ratio
b) Through Capital Transfer – When New Profit-Sharing Ratio of the continuing partners differs from Old Profit-Sharing Ratio
Video Lectures 
On the death of a partner, the accounting treatment regarding goodwill, revaluation of assets and reassessment of liabilities, accumulated reserves and undistributed profit are similar to that of the retirement of a partner.
On the death of a partner his/her claim is transferred to his/her executors or legal representatives and settled in the same manner as that of the retired partner.
The above adjustments are made in the capital account of the deceased partner and then the balance in the capital account is transferred to an account opened in the name of his/her executor
The payment of the amount of the deceased partner depends on the agreement. In the absence of an agreement, the legal representative of a deceased partner is entitled to interest @ 6% p.a. on the amount due from the date of death till the date of final payment
Deceased partners’ executor’s claim is paid either out of the funds available with the firm or out of funds brought in by the remaining partners.