The IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct “specified income tax payments” paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough items for partners and shareholders.
Tax Planning; Tax Minimization
Failure to properly complete all required fields on Form 8283, including the donor’s cost or other basis, could jeopardize the entire deduction with respect to the donated property.
A taxpayer’s conservation easement deductions were denied because the easements allowed for changes in the use of the property.
This article discusses who qualifies to take the credit, how to make the election, the calculation and allocation of the credit, and how to report it.
Because facade easements must be protected in perpetuity, a leaseholder was not allowed to claim a deduction for contributing an easement to a not-for- profit preservation corporation.
Investors in a partnership were not entitled to deduct credits because the investment transaction was structured solely to facilitate the purchase of the credits.
Charitable contribution substantiation procedures in statute not available in absence of regulations
A taxpayer’s substantiation requirements for a charitable contribution deduction were not met by information reported on the donee organization’s tax return.
Temporary regulations issued by the IRS amend an existing safe harbor that is used for determining whether allocations of CFTEs are deemed to be in accordance with the partners’ interests in the partnership.
New rules released by the IRS are intended to improve an existing safe harbor for allocating creditable foreign taxes so that they are deemed to be in accordance with the partners’ interests in the partnership.
The Third Circuit held that a corporate partner in a partnership was not entitled to claim historic rehabilitation credits passed through to it from the partnership because the corporation was not a bona fide partner in the partnership.
Passthrough entities may be overlooking the research tax credit because they are not aware that they are engaged in eligible activities, do not think their activities are qualified, or do not believe they can meet the various requirements.