Reporting & Filing Requirements

State tax considerations around the sale of a partnership interest

This item discusses how owners selling partnership interests should address which states may attempt to tax the entire gain, how taxation of the gain may be divided among the states where the partnership does business, compliance considerations, and technical developments and trends that may affect the transaction.

IRS offers further K-2/K-3 relief

The new schedules for returns of passthrough entities with international items have been greeted with antipathy by practitioners. The IRS provided relief Wednesday for eligible entities for tax year 2021.

IRS rules on cancellation of debt of a disregarded entity

Taxpayers should strongly consider these letter rulings when trying to determine whether they want to structure a borrowing with a regarded entity as the legal borrower or whether they prefer to have a DRE be the legal borrower of the debt.

Reporting aspects of Sec. 743(b) adjustments

Partnerships and their partners need to work closely to maintain strong communications to overcome challenges to information sharing and, ultimately, to computational matters and information reporting.

Carried interest reporting FAQs and guidance posted

The IRS posted FAQs with sample worksheets and instructions for taxpayers to use when calculating and reporting certain net long-term capital gains from partnership interests held in connection with the performance of services that must be recharacterized as short-term capital gains.

Navigating the new Schedules K-2 and K-3

Schedule K-2 will report the partnership/S corporation–level activity attached to a flowthrough return, while Schedule K-3 will be provided to each partner or shareholder and report its proportionate amount for each item.

The Sec. 1061 capital interest exception and its impact on hedge funds

A hedge fund manager may be required to maintain separate tracking of a single partnership interest into several buckets to avoid the negative tax consequences of the short-term capital gain treatment of assets held from one to three years under Sec. 1061 for certain partnerships on the economic return of their invested capital.

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.