S Corporation, Partnership & LLC Taxation

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)).

IRS offers further K-2/K-3 relief

The new schedules for returns of passthrough entities with international items have been greeted with antipathy by practitioners. The IRS provided relief Wednesday for eligible entities for tax year 2021.

Reporting aspects of Sec. 743(b) adjustments

Partnerships and their partners need to work closely to maintain strong communications to overcome challenges to information sharing and, ultimately, to computational matters and information reporting.

IRS rules on cancellation of debt of a disregarded entity

Taxpayers should strongly consider these letter rulings when trying to determine whether they want to structure a borrowing with a regarded entity as the legal borrower or whether they prefer to have a DRE be the legal borrower of the debt.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

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.