Basis

Split Widens as Courts Hold Basis Overstatement Is Not Income Omission

The ongoing controversy over whether a taxpayer’s overstatement of basis triggers a six-year statute of limitation period continues as the Fourth Circuit and Fifth Circuit both held within days of each other that the extended period does not apply. These decisions are at odds with a Seventh Circuit opinion issued in January and with regulations finalized in December.

Current Developments in Partners and Partnerships

This article reviews and analyzes recent rulings and decisions involving partnerships. The discussion covers developments in partnership formation, debt and income allocations, distributions, passive activity losses, and basis adjustments during the period November 1, 2009–October 31, 2010.

IRS Maintains Stance on Omissions from Gross Income and Overstatement of Basis

The IRS released final regulations defining an omission from gross income for purposes of the six-year minimum period for assessment of tax attributable to partnership items and the six-year period for assessing tax. The regulations are designed to resolve whether an overstatement of basis in a sold asset results in an omission from gross income.

Current Developments in Partners and Partnerships

This article reviews and analyzes recent rulings and decisions involving partnerships. The discussion covers developments in partnership formation, debt and income allocations, distributions, passive activity losses, and basis adjustments.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

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.