The partnership capital account is an Equity accountst in the accounting records of a partnership.
It contains the following types of transactions:
Initial and subsequent contributions by partners to the partnership, in the form of either cash or the market value of other types of assets
Profits and losses earned by the business, and allocated to the partners based on the provisions of the partnership agreement
Distributions to the partners
The ending balance in the account is the undistributed balance to the partners as of the current date.
if Partner Smith originally contributed $50,000 to a partnership, was allocated $35,000 of its subsequent profits, and has previously received a distribution of $20,000, the ending balance in his account is $65,000, calculated as:
$50,000 initial contribution + $35,000 profit allocation - $20,000 distribution = $65,000 ending balance