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Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Take Note: Significant Changes in IRS Audit Procedures Take Effect January 1, 2018

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Under pre- 2018 rules, when a partnership (which for this Client Alert will include a limited liability company which is taxed as a partnership) was audited by the IRS, one of the partners acted as the “Tax Matters Partner”...more

Early New Year’s Resolution: Update Partnership and LLC Agreements to Comply with New IRS Audit Rules

In 2015, Congress repealed the complex and heavily criticized Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) partnership-level audit rules which apply to partnerships and most LLCs. The new audit rules, which...more

Operating Agreement Defeats Statutory Buyout Rights Upon LLC Member’s Withdrawal

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

When the tsunami of LLC enabling statutes swept the U.S. in the late ’80s and early ’90s, including New York in 1994, many included a default rule authorizing as-of-right member withdrawal and payment for the “fair value” of...more

Reminder: The New Partnership Audit Rules Are Effective for Tax Years Beginning January 1, 2018

by Epstein Becker & Green on

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”), enacted on November 2, 2015, provided for sweeping changes to the way partnerships are audited, including the ability of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to levy U.S. federal...more

Court: Operating Agreement Did Not Grant Terminated Employees Lifetime Jobs

by Allen Matkins on

An employment agreement is one thing and an operating agreement quite another. In ITV Gurney Holding Inc. v. Gurney, Cal. Ct. Appeal Case No. B281694, the board of a limited liability company fired two employees who were...more

Do you know which Business Structure to choose when starting a New Business?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

When opening a new business, electing a business structure is an important decision. The business structure elected can affect how much will be paid in entity income taxes, record-keeping requirements, how much personal ...more

Information Reporting For The Foreign-Owned Not-So-Disregarded Disregarded Entity

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

As the taxable year ending December 31, 2017 approaches, the thoughts of most people turn to holidays and family gatherings, feasting and celebrations, and reflecting, perhaps, on another year gone-by. Not so for tax...more

When and How to “B” – Responsible B Corp Conversion

by MoFo Impact on

There continues to be a lot of press around B Corps—not surprising given the marketing expertise of the B Lab founding team and the staff that it has hired. More importantly, the B Corp movement has been embraced by an...more

A Court of Justice of the European Union Ruling Declared That Provisions of the Commercial Companies Code Restrict the Freedom of...

by K&L Gates LLP on

The provisions of the Commercial Companies Code (Commercial Companies Code Act of September 15, 2000, Code of Commercial Companies, uniform text in Journal of Laws of 2017, item 1577, hereinafter referred to as: “CCC”) do not...more

Tax Audit Risk Shifted from Partners to Partnership

by King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC on

NEW TAX PARTNERSHIP AUDIT PROCEDURES - A legislative change to partnership tax audit procedures enacted under the Obama administration is set to go into effect as of January 1, 2018. All tax partnerships need to be...more

Ninth Circuit: Federal Law Governs Substantive Consolidation, and Supreme Court’s Siegel Ruling Does Not Bar Consolidation of...

by Jones Day on

In Clark’s Crystal Springs Ranch, LLC v. Gugino (In re Clark), 692 Fed. Appx. 946, 2017 BL 240043 (9th Cir. July 12, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that: (i) the remedy of "substantive...more

Federal Income Tax Alert - BIG Changes in IRS Partnership Tax Audit Rules Coming in 2018

by GableGotwals on

Changes in federal tax law taking effect in 2018 will change procedure and shift liability for federal income tax determined to be due in Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) audits of partnerships. Partnership agreements,...more

Pennsylvania Act 170 of 2016: Implications for Real Estate Transactions

by Blank Rome LLP on

In late 2016, Act 170 of 2016 (“Act 170”) was signed into law, heralding changes to the existing laws covering unincorporated entities in Pennsylvania. Act 170 went into effect on February 21, 2017, for newly formed general...more

Can the Bare Naked Assignee Demand Access to LLC Records?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. The phrase “bare naked assignee” was coined by the preeminent scholar and LLC maven Professor Daniel Kleinberger whose massive oeuvre (not to mention his guest posts on this...more

Prepare Now for 2018 Reporting of Foreign-Owned U.S. Disregarded Entities

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Late last year, the U.S. Treasury imposed new information reporting obligations on certain foreign-owned U.S. “disregarded” entities — that is, certain U.S. entities that are wholly owned by one non-U.S. person so they are...more

Using the Right Entity is Key to Successful Agribusiness

by Ruder Ware on

Are you using the right business entity for your farm or other agribusiness? I have worked with too many clients who have paid additional tax dollars or have been unable to achieve their succession planning goals due to their...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland – Step 2 Forming A Business Entity

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. If you follow these ten simple steps, you will be able to start-up with a great foundation for...more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Fourth Quarter 2017

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Business and Corporate Special Issue - We are excited to bring you this special edition of The Legal Advisor focused on our Business & Corporate Group. The articles in this issue highlight the diverse array of matters...more

The Impact On U.S. Corporations If The House's "Tax Cuts And Jobs Act" Passes

We drafted a tax alert that addresses the impact of the much anticipated "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" (H.R. 1) on the taxation of U.S. Corporations. The complete text of the alert is available here. Below is a brief summary of H.R....more

LLC-To-Partnership Conversion: There’s More To It Than Meets The Eye

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Some Days Are Stones[1]- It’s not always easy to find a topic about which to write a weekly blog post. I usually look for a ruling or decision that illustrates one of the recurring themes of the tax law, and then develop a...more

Le proposte di modifica al diritto societario contenute nella Legge Delega per la riforma delle discipline della crisi di impresa...

È stata pubblicata la Legge 19 ottobre 2017, n. 155, recante delega al Governo per la riforma delle discipline della crisi di impresa e dell'insolvenza (si seguito, la "Legge Delega")....more

First Department of New York Loosens the Standard for “Piercing the Corporate Veil”

One of the general and principal benefits of incorporating a business entity is limited liability; the owners of a corporation are not liable for the corporation’s actions or debts. There are, however, exceptions. One of the...more

Divorcing Husband Not Smiling Over Court’s Rejection of Ownership Interest in Wife’s Dental Practice

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The self-proclaimed entrepreneur and guiding force behind his soon-to-be ex-wife’s highly successful, multi-office pediatric dental practice known as Kiddsmiles is not smiling after the court in Savel v Savel, Short Form...more

What’s the Big Deal? The Importance of Having an Operating Agreement for Your LLC

by Varnum LLP on

So, you've started a business with your buddy. Enthusiasm is high, things look promising, and you've decided to formally register your business as a limited liability company (or, ahem, if you haven't formally registered your...more

“Where’s the Beef?” Says Appeals Court, Reversing LLC Dissolution

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

A dissolution petitioner received the judicial equivalent of the old quip “Where’s the beef?” in a Brooklyn appeals court decision last week reversing an order dissolving a limited liability company under Section 702 of the...more

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