Partnerships

Missing Partnership Merger Definition Raises Questions

Regulations governing the federal income tax consequences of a partnership merger lack clear guidance on when a transaction resulting in the combination of two partnerships into a single partnership constitutes a merger.

Liquidation of an LLC

Rules regarding gain or loss on liquidation are a major reason for formation as an LLC rather than as a corporation.

Gifts of Partnership Interests

If the general partner has unfettered discretion to make or withhold distributions, any gift of an interest in the partnership may be treated as a gift of a future interest not qualifying for the annual gift tax exclusion.

Debt Modification Issues for LLCs

Practitioners should be familiar with the cancellation-of-debt rules to ensure that modifications of an LLC's debts are not significant enough to cause the members to recognize income.

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