S Corporation, Partnership & LLC Taxation

Publicly traded partnerships: Investors’ tax considerations

Interests in publicly traded partnerships (PTPs) can be a valuable part of an investor’s portfolio, but because these investments are partnership interests, the tax reporting for them can be complex, and losses passed through by PTPs may be limited. This article discusses the tax compliance and loss limitation issues involved with, and tax planning considerations for, holding interests in PTPs.

Self-employment tax and LLCs

An LLC member’s distributive share of LLC income and loss from a trade or business is generally subject to self-employment tax, raising several issues around guaranteed payments, retirement payments, rental income, and members who are employees of the LLC.

10 good reasons why LLCs should not elect to be S corporations

The owners of an LLC may be tempted to have the LLC elect to be treated as an S corporation for federal tax purposes. However, there are a host of issues that should be considered before making this move. In this article, the authors discuss 10 reasons why it may not be beneficial for an LLC to make an S corporation election.

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.

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.