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.
This item discusses final regulations providing guidance on when partnership liabilities are recognized as recourse under Sec. 752.
Disguised sale occurs when a partner(s) engages in a transaction that, when viewed together with a partnership, involve property and are characterized as the sale or exchange of property.
The IRS announced that it was withdrawing temporary regulations on the treatment of partnership liabilities for disguised-sale purposes and proposing to reinstate the old rules.
The net value rule determines the extent to which a partner who owns a partnership interest through a disregarded entity bears the economic risk of loss for a partnership recourse liability.
Should the IRS consider recognizing a contributing partner’s economic risk of loss when the regulations are finalized?
The regulations address disguised sales of property by or to a partnership and allocations of excess nonrecourse liabilities to partners.
The IRS issued three sets of regulations addressing issues of disguised sales of property by or to a partnership and allocations of excess nonrecourse liabilities to partners.
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.
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.