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Tax Fundamentals of LLCs and Partnerships

  • 05/25/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • WEBINAR AICPA

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LLC and partnership taxation are considered by many one of the most complex areas of our Internal Revenue Code. If you are new to the subject, or if you have worked in this area for years but need a quick review, this webcast will provide a firm grasp of the fundamental concepts, help you to build a strong foundation of knowledge and freshen up your skills. This webcast addresses the tax consequences of the most common transactions engaged in by LLCs and partnerships. Develop a level of comfort with the basic conceptual framework underlying partnership and LLC taxation, with an emphasis on explaining the tax consequences associated with issues that are most frequently confronted by tax practitioners.

Topics Discussed:

  • Basic tax structure of partnerships and LLCs 
  • Tax consequences of partnership or LLC formation 
  • Partnership distributions 
  • Compensatory payments to partners 
  • At-risk and passive activity limits 
  • Profit and loss allocations: general rules and restrictions

Designed For: Public accounting staff, seniors, supervisors, and tax professionals in company finance or tax departments

Learning Objective:

  • Identify the effects of investor contributions and distributions on their basis in a partnership or LLC interest. 
  • Indicate how investors in partnerships and LLCs report their shares of entity income and loss for tax purposes, and how those shares affect the basis of their investments in the entity. 
  • Calculate the tax basis of assets transferred to a partnership or limited liability company (LLC) at formation. 
  • Recognize the tax consequences of a transfer of liabilities to a partnership or LLC in connection with property transfers at formation. 
  • Determine the basis in the investor’s hands of property received as a distribution from a partnership or limited liability company (LLC). 
  • Indicate the effects of liabilities assumed by a partner or LLC member in connection with a property distribution. 
  • Determine whether payments to a partner will be treated as guaranteed payments, distributive shares, or payments to a third party. 
  • Recognize the tax treatment, both at the partner and the partnership level, of guaranteed payments to a partner. 
  • Differentiate the limitations that apply to partners’ or limited liability company (LLC) members’ distributive share of losses from those of a partnership or LLC. 
  • Calculate the basis and amount at risk in a partnership or LLC interest for purposes of the passive loss limitation rules. 
  • Determine whether special allocations called for in a partnership agreement will be allowable under the Section 704(b) regulations, and when they will not be recognized by the IRS.
  • Identify the potential economic consequences to a partner or LLC member of a special allocation. 
  • Recognize what information should be disclosed on a Schedule K-1 received from a partnership or LLC.

Level: Basic

Instructor: Deborah Phillips

Developer: AICPA

CPE Credits: 8

Area of Study: Taxes

Prerequisite: None


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