In a letter dated March 15, the AICPA asked for IRS guidance on how S corporations and partnerships should treat tax-exempt income from PPP loan forgiveness, especially when it occurs during a different tax period.
S Corporation, Partnership & LLC Taxation
IRS Notice 2020-69 provided a new entity election that allows an S corporation to compute the deemed inclusions at the entity level, as opposed to at the shareholder level. This item provides background on the new election, illustrates its effects, and highlights opportunities and traps to consider when contemplating the election.
In FAA 20204201F, the IRS concluded that the Sec. 704(c) allocation method adopted by a partnership between a U.S. corporation and its domestic and foreign affiliates was unreasonable under the Sec. 704(c) anti-abuse rule.
If LLC members’ tax allocations are not made in accordance with the members’ interests in the LLC, they must fit into the substantial-economic-effect safe harbor.
The form has been developed due to an increase in Sec. 754 election revocation applications since the technical termination of a partnership under former Sec. 708(b)(1) (B) was repealed under the TCJA.
Proposed regulations provide that the IRS may determine that the centralized partnership audit regime does not apply to adjustments to partnership-related items under certain conditions.
A donated conservation easement has top-of-market value.
Errors by partnerships in reporting partners’ tax capital accounts under new rules for 2020 may be excused, the IRS outlined.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on certain carried interests to account for changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA extended from one year to three years the holding period for making carried interests eligible for capital gain treatment.
This item discusses proposed regulations regarding the tax treatment of carried interests.
The IRS released draft instructions for Form 1065 to calculate partner capital accounts using the tax-basis method.
The IRS issued final regulations on ETSCs and distributions of money from those corporations after the post-termination transition period.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on withholding from transfers of partnership interests to foreign persons and the definition of effectively connected income for those purposes.
The built-in gains tax applies to C corporations that make an S corporation election, and it can be assessed during the five-year period starting with the first tax year for which the S election is effective.
The president and a director of a not-for-profit is not its beneficial owner and cannot be a shareholder of it.
The IRS issued rules on two special enforcement matters for purposes of the unified partnership audit rules.
The IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct “specified income tax payments” paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough items for partners and shareholders.
The IRS issued proposed regulations under Sec. 1061, enacted by the TCJA, which requires owners of certain partnership interests to hold them for three years to be eligible for capital gain treatment.
The IRS announced time-limited settlement offers, requiring tax benefit concessions and assessing penalties, to eligible taxpayers with pending cases.
The IRS released draft instructions for Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, to calculate partner capital accounts using the tax-basis method.