Liabilities

Bottom-dollar payment obligations

In highly leveraged partnerships, bottom-dollar payment obligations have been used by partners to increase their at-risk basis in a partnership to use loss allocations or to receive nontaxable cash distributions.

Careful Analysis Required for Potential Regs. Sec. 1.752-7 Liabilities

Regs. Sec. 1.752-7 defines what constitutes a 1.752-7 liability, how these liabilities are treated when assumed by the partnership or another partner, and the impact of a later sale (or redemption) of a partnership interest by the partner that contributed the debt to the partnership.

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.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.