S Corporation, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Bridging the gap: GILTI and AAA

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.

Carried interests regulations are finalized

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.

The built-in gains tax

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.

Partnerships and S corps. can deduct state and local taxes

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.

IRS proposes rules on carried interests

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.

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.