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Compliance with New Partnership Audit Rules May Require Amendments to Partnership/LLC Agreements

by Murtha Cullina on

New partnership audit rules (the "New Rules") became effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. These rules, which are designed to make it easier for the IRS to audit partnerships and collect additional...more

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

CPA Shoptalk: 8 Takeaways

On January 10th, 11th and 18th our tax attorneys ?hosted a "CPA Shoptalk" seminar in ?Portland, Vancouver and Bend. Below are ?some key takeaways to consider... 1. Partnership Audit Rules Post-TEFRA - The Balanced...more

Choosing a Business Entity After the New Tax Act and Other Important Business Tax Changes Under the New Law

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Part I: General - The Choice of Entity Decision Prior to 2018 - Since the reduction of individual tax rates in the 1980’s, the decision of whether to conduct a business in the form of a C corporation or in the form of a...more

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

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

New Partnership Audit Rules – Plan Ahead Before the Tax Bill Arrives

by Carlton Fields on

A new set of rules for partnership audits (New Audit Rules), which generally take effect January 2018, fundamentally alter the manner in which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will conduct audits of partnerships,...more

Time to Revise Your Partnership and LLC Agreements?

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

In June, the IRS reissued proposed regulations that adopt new centralized partnership audit procedures. These will replace the current TEFRA audit rules. The short story is that by default, the PARTNERSHIP is responsible...more

New IRS Rules for Partnership Audits Require Immediate Review of Partnership Agreements

Beginning in 2018, most partnerships (including LLCs and other arrangements treated as partnerships for tax purposes) will be subject to a new “centralized partnership audit regime.” The volume of Internal Revenue Service...more

U.S Tax Court Bounces Rev. Rul. 91-32: Sales of Partnership Interests by Foreign Partners May Not be Subject to U.S. Tax

by Dickinson Wright on

The practice of tax law is an exercise of statutory interpretation. A recent opinion of the U.S. Tax Court, Grecian Magnesite Mining, Indust. & Ship. Co. v. C.I.R., 149 T.C. No. 3 (July 13, 2017), is illustrative. Grecian...more

U.S. Tax Court Bounces Rev. Rul. 91-32: Sales of Partnership Interests by Foreign Partners May Not be Subject to U.S. Tax

by Dickinson Wright on

The practice of tax law is an exercise of statutory interpretation. A recent opinion of the U.S. Tax Court, Grecian Magnesite Mining, Indust. & Ship. Co. v. C.I.R., 149 T.C. No. 3 (July 13, 2017), is illustrative. Grecian...more

Holding the Bag: Update Your Operating Agreement or Face the Tax Consequences

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

New Law – Direct Assessment of LLC Tax Liability - The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (“TEFRA”) has governed the procedures for auditing partnerships since 1982. Under TEFRA, if the IRS audited an LLC taxed as a...more

California Supreme Court Confirms: Pony Up the Documentary Transfer Tax

by Nossaman LLP on

The California Supreme Court just dealt a blow to taxpayers who transfer interests in real estate-owning LLCs and other entities. In 926 North Ardmore Avenue, LLC v. County of Los Angeles (Cal. S. Ct. No. S222329, June 29,...more

Self-Employment Tax, LLCs, & The “Limited Partner” Exclusion

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In general, self-employed individuals are subject to employment taxes on their net earnings. The wages paid to individuals who are non-owner-employees of a business are also subject to employment taxes, regardless of how...more

Tax court finds self-employment tax for active LLC member

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Self-employment (SE) tax is one of the driving forces when a tax advisor recommends what type of entity to use for one’s business. My previous post, “Tax court finds no self-employment tax for passive LLC member,” described...more

Applying the Look-Through Rules in Determining 'Investment Partnership' Status Under Section 721(b) - Tax Update Volume 2017,...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Careful Evaluation and Planning Should Be Undertaken When the Partnership Is Formed and When Assets Are Contributed to Evaluate the Potential Impact of Section 721(b). Many taxpayers choose partnership structures...more

Exceptions to Limited Liability for LLC Members [Florida]

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Fla.Stats. §605.0304(1) provides for the limited liability of LLC members - it provides: "A debt, obligation, or other liability of a limited liability company is solely the debt, obligation, or other liability of the...more

Federal Contractors Be Aware: Rule on Tax Delinquencies and Felony Convictions Finalized

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. government finalized on Sept. 30, 2016, regulations amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that will affect an estimated 350,000 federal contractors. These new regulations were promulgated as a result of...more

Filing an Entity Income Tax Return Does Not Constitute a Check-the-Box Election

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

A single member limited liability company (SMLLC) is treated by default under the check-the-box rules as a disregarded entity. If a Form 8832 is filed, the owner can elect to treat it as a corporation/association....more

New Federal Contracting Requirements for Reporting Tax Liabilities and Felony Convictions

Federal acquisition officials recently finalized an interim rule intended to remove contractors with federal tax liabilities and felony convictions from the federal contracting arena. The interim rule, which took effect...more

Canadians Who Invested in U.S. LLPs and LLLPs Need to Rethink Their Choice of Entity

by Snell & Wilmer on

Historically, Canadian investors in U.S. partnerships benefitted from an extremely efficient income tax structure – i.e., a single level of tax, credit against Canadian taxes for taxes paid in the U.S., and an ability to...more

Keeping Your Team Motivated: A Profits Interest as an Equity-Based Incentive

by Varnum LLP on

Say you own one-half of an LLC that is taxed as a partnership. You and your partner invested the initial capital that was necessary to get the business up and running, and you both built the business with the help of a few...more

Partnerships Must Respond to New Audit Rules

by Carlton Fields on

The recently-enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 includes a far-reaching overhaul of the rules applicable to IRS partnership audits and tax adjustments. This will be significant for partnerships and limited liability...more

New Partnership Tax Audit Rules

by Smith Anderson on

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 establishes new rules (the “New Partnership Audit Rules”) for the conduct of federal income tax audits of partnerships and the assessment and collection of income taxes resulting from such...more

The End of (New) Limited Partnerships in Pennsylvania?

On December 31, 2015, after a 15-year phase-out (originally intended to last only nine years), Pennsylvania's 171 year-old capital stock tax finally expired....more

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