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Advanced Tax Strategies for LLCs and Partnerships

Advanced Tax Strategies for LLCs and Partnerships

Larry Tunnell, Robert Ricketts

ISBN: 978-1-119-51239-4

Apr 2018

224 pages

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What works best for clients? Learn the pros and cons of the LLC, general partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability partnership by focusing on planning and potential tax traps. This title offers a review of distinct advantages of these entities coupled with an examination of the risk members and partners face if they do not have a solid tax plan to minimize their exposure. In addition, the authors explore some of the more intricate rules and regulations of these entities so you can move your working knowledge of partnership and LLC taxation beyond the basics.

This book prepares the reader to do the following:

  • Analyze a partnership or LLC agreement to determine whether any special allocations in the agreement will be allowed under Code Section 704(b)
  • Identify the potential economic consequences of special allocations to a partner or LLC member
  • Identify the potential tax consequences when a partner or LLC member has a negative balance in his or her capital account
  • Recognize the relationship between partnership and LLC allocations of profit and loss and the allocation of the risks and rewards of entity operations
  • Distinguish between the requirements for substantiality and those for economic effect under the regulations
  • Distinguish between "book" allocations required under Section 704(b) and "tax" allocations required under Section 704(c)
  • Recognize the three methods described in the Section 704(c) regulations to make special allocations with respect to contributed property
  • Determine when a non-contributing partner or LLC member will or will not be protected by required allocations under Section 704(c)
  • Calculate the gain that can result from reallocation of liabilities when a partner joins a partnership
  • Calculate a partner's or member's share of recourse liabilities of a partnership or LLC
  • Distinguish between recourse and nonrecourse liabilities of a partnership or LLC
  • Analyze the impact of a partner or LLC member's guarantee of a recourse or nonrecourse liability of the entity
  • Recognize when to treat a liability as a recognized versus contingent liability and understand how to account for partnership or LLC contingent liabilities
  • Calculate the basis of each property received by a partner receiving multiple properties in a liquidating vs. non-liquidating distribution from a partnership or LLC
  • Recognize which properties will receive a step-up or step-down in basis when multiple properties are received from a partnership or LLC
  • Allocate basis increases or decreases among multiple properties for federal income tax purposes
  • Determine when an Internal Revenue code (IRC) Section 754 election will allow a partnership or LLC to adjust its basis in its assets
  • Allocate required basis adjustments among partnership or LLC assets
  • Determine the tax consequences associated with the sale of a partner's or member's interest in a partnership or LLC
  • Recognize how using the installment method to account for the sale of a partnership interest will affect how the partner will report his or her gain on the sale
  • Recognize when the sale of an interest in a partnership will trigger a technical termination of the partnership
  • Determine the tax basis and holding period of assets owned by the partnership following a technical termination
  • Determine the tax consequences associated with subsequent dispositions of built-in gain or loss assets following a technical termination

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Chapter 1 1-1

Allocation of Partnership and LLC Income Under Section 704(b) 1-1

Economic Effect: The General Test 1-3

Deemed Economic Effect 1-13

Alternate Test for Economic Effect 1-14

Substantiality 1-18

Denied Allocations: Deter 1-23

Other Issues 1-26

Allocation of Deductions Attributable to Nonrecourse Debt 1-31

Summary 1-35

Chapter 2 2-1

Allocations With Respect to Contributed Property: Section 704(c)(1)(A) 2-1

The Traditional Method 2-4

The Traditional Method With Curative Allocations 2-13

The Remedial Allocations Method 2-16

Special Rules 2-21

Summary 2-24

Chapter 3 3-1

Allocation of Partnership Recourse Liabilities Under Section 752 3-1

How Liabilities Affect Partner Tax Consequences 3-2

Allocation of Liabilities Among the Partners: In General 3-12

Allocation of Recourse Liabilities 3-15

Chapter 4 4-1

Allocation of Partnership Nonrecourse Liabilities and Related Deductions Under Sections 752 and 704(b) 4-1

Distinguishing Between Recourse and Nonrecourse Liabilities 4-2

Allocation of Nonrecourse Debts 4-7

Treatment of Contingent Liabilities 4-16

Chapter 5 5-1

Advanced Distribution Rules 5-1

Non-Liquidating Distributions Generally 5-2

Distribution of Multiple Properties 5-7

Summary 5-20

Chapter 6 6-1

Adjustments to the Basis of Partnership or LLC Assets 6-1

Section 743: Adjustments Following the Transfer of a Partnership Interest 6-3

Distributions of Partnership Property 6-6

Allocating the Adjustment Amount Among Partnership Properties 6-16

Chapter 7 7-1

Sale of an Interest in a Partnership or LLC 7-1

General Tax Consequences Associated With Sale 7-2

“Hot” Assets and Section 751(a) 7-6

Collectibles and Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain 7-11

Installment Sales 7-13

Net Investment Income Tax 7-15

Sale of an Active (Non-passive) Interest in a Partnership or LLC 7-16

Sale of a Passive Interest in a Partnership or LLC 7-18

Potential for Termination of the Partnership 7-19

Consequences to the Purchaser 7-25

Tax Glossary Tax Glossary 1

Index Index 1

Solutions Solutions 1

Chapter 1 Solutions 1

Chapter 2 Solutions 4

Chapter 3 Solutions 6

Chapter 4 Solutions 9

Chapter 5 Solutions 12

Chapter 6 Solutions 15

Chapter 7 Solutions 18