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Advanced Tax Strategies for LLCs and Partnerships

by Larry Tunnell, Robert Ricketts

Part of the AICPA Series

Advanced Tax Strategies for LLCs and Partnerships Synopsis

What works best for clients? Learn the pros and cons of the LLC, general partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability partnership by focusing on planning and potential tax traps. This title offers a review of distinct advantages of these entities coupled with an examination of the risk members and partners face if they do not have a solid tax plan to minimize their exposure. In addition, the authors explore some of the more intricate rules and regulations of these entities so you can move your working knowledge of partnership and LLC taxation beyond the basics. This book prepares the reader to do the following: Analyze a partnership or LLC agreement to determine whether any special allocations in the agreement will be allowed under Code Section 704(b) Identify the potential economic consequences of special allocations to a partner or LLC member Identify the potential tax consequences when a partner or LLC member has a negative balance in his or her capital account Recognize the relationship between partnership and LLC allocations of profit and loss and the allocation of the risks and rewards of entity operations Distinguish between the requirements for substantiality and those for economic effect under the regulations Distinguish between book allocations required under Section 704(b) and tax allocations required under Section 704(c) Recognize the three methods described in the Section 704(c) regulations to make special allocations with respect to contributed property Determine when a non-contributing partner or LLC member will or will not be protected by required allocations under Section 704(c) Calculate the gain that can result from reallocation of liabilities when a partner joins a partnership Calculate a partner's or member's share of recourse liabilities of a partnership or LLC Distinguish between recourse and nonrecourse liabilities of a partnership or LLC Analyze the impact of a partner or LLC member's guarantee of a recourse or nonrecourse liability of the entity Recognize when to treat a liability as a recognized versus contingent liability and understand how to account for partnership or LLC contingent liabilities Calculate the basis of each property received by a partner receiving multiple properties in a liquidating vs. non-liquidating distribution from a partnership or LLC Recognize which properties will receive a step-up or step-down in basis when multiple properties are received from a partnership or LLC Allocate basis increases or decreases among multiple properties for federal income tax purposes Determine when an Internal Revenue code (IRC) Section 754 election will allow a partnership or LLC to adjust its basis in its assets Allocate required basis adjustments among partnership or LLC assets Determine the tax consequences associated with the sale of a partner's or member's interest in a partnership or LLC Recognize how using the installment method to account for the sale of a partnership interest will affect how the partner will report his or her gain on the sale Recognize when the sale of an interest in a partnership will trigger a technical termination of the partnership Determine the tax basis and holding period of assets owned by the partnership following a technical termination Determine the tax consequences associated with subsequent dispositions of built-in gain or loss assets following a technical termination

Book Information

ISBN: 9781119512394
Publication date: 30th March 2018
Author: Larry Tunnell, Robert Ricketts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Corporate tax,

About Larry Tunnell, Robert Ricketts

Larry Tunnel is a professor at New Mexico State University, College of Business. Robert Ricketts, Ph.D., CPA, is the Director of the School of Accounting in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He is a former tax senior for the Dallas office of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). He co-authors several courses on partnership taxation for the AICPA, and a forthcoming book on comparative taxation written by an international group of authors. He also contributes chapters to a leading undergraduate textbook on taxation, and has numerous academic publications on issues ranging from the risks of over-reliance ...

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