LLCs and LLPs

Incorporating a single-owner business

Single-member LLCs and sole proprietorships must consider several unique issues when choosing to incorporate — including the tax consequences of transferring, or not transferring, assets into the newly formed corporation.

LLC mergers

When advising on a merger of LLCs, tax advisers must consider the application of state merger law, the continuity of the merged entities, and whether the merger constitutes an assets-over or assets-up transaction.

Electing S status by an LLC

A limited liability company can elect to be classified as a corporation and elect S status by following the procedures discussed here.

Optimal choice of entity for the QBI deduction

The enactment of the Sec. 199A QBI deduction adds a new consideration to the form of entity analysis because the QBI deduction available to a business owner may vary depending on a business’s entity form. This article discusses the differences in calculating the QBI deduction for S corporations and LLCs in a variety of scenarios.

Allocating LLC recourse debts

Regulations remove basis benefit for an LLC member when circumstances indicate a plan to circumvent or avoid debt payment obligation.

Dissolution of an LLC

Procedures for concluding the affairs of the LLC should be included in the operating agreement.

Liquidation of an LLC

Rules regarding gain or loss on liquidation are a major reason for formation as an LLC rather than as a corporation.

Debt Modification Issues for LLCs

Practitioners should be familiar with the cancellation-of-debt rules to ensure that modifications of an LLC's debts are not significant enough to cause the members to recognize income.

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.