S Corporation, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Guaranteed payments vs. distributive share of income

For certain partners, the presumed preference for receiving a distributive share of income (including a priority profit allocation) may need further evaluation to determine how it coordinates with various international tax provisions.

Payments to LLC members for services

When LLC members receive payments for services performed for the LLC, the tax treatment depends on whether the member is performing the services in the capacity as a member.

State tax considerations around the sale of a partnership interest

This item discusses how owners selling partnership interests should address which states may attempt to tax the entire gain, how taxation of the gain may be divided among the states where the partnership does business, compliance considerations, and technical developments and trends that may affect the transaction.

Trusts as S corporation shareholders

Generally, a trust cannot hold stock of an S corporation; however, grantor trusts, testamentary trusts, voting trusts, ESBTs, and QSSTs are permissible S corporation shareholders (Sec. 1361(c)(2)).

Tax Insider Articles


Business meal deductions after the TCJA

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Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.