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New Changes Are Coming to Partnership Withholding

In International Tax, Offshore Tax, Partnership Tax, Tax Reform by Vu LeLeave a Comment

Section 13501 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a withholding requirement on the transfer of non-publicly traded partnership interests[1] by amending §§864(c) and 1446 of the Internal Revenue Code.[2]   Section 864(c)(8) provides that gain or loss from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of a partnership interest by a nonresident alien or foreign corporation is effectively connected with …

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Should You “86” the BBA?

In Partnership Tax by Zach MontgomeryLeave a Comment

Should You “86” the BBA? 2018 marks a shift in the partnership audit rules. Based on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), Congress established a new partnership audit regime, which replaced, among other things, the previous partnership audit rules under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA). Under the BBA, the new audit regime took effect …

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The New Partnership Audit Rules: An Expansive Scope and Penalty Defenses

In Partnership Tax by Jason FreemanLeave a Comment

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) was enacted into law on November 2, 2015.  Section 1101 of that act repeals the current TEFRA and Electing Large Partnership rules governing partnership audits and replaces them with a new centralized partnership audit regime that, in general, assesses and collects tax at the partnership level. On January 19, 2017, the Treasury released …

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Why (Nearly) Every Partnership Agreement Should be Amended

In Partnership Tax by Jason FreemanLeave a Comment

The new partnership audit rules generally take effect for tax years beginning in 2018—partnerships and their partners will ignore them at their peril.  The new rules, enacted under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”), dramatically change the regime that currently governs partnership tax audits, assessments, and collection.  The changes will impact not only how tax adjustments are assessed, …

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The Evolution of Partnerships and Partnership Audits

In Audit, Partnership Tax by Jason FreemanLeave a Comment

Major changes are on the way for the partnership tax audit rules.  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”), which will apply “to returns filed for partnership taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017,” is replacing the existing partnership audit framework with a new “streamlined” audit regime that is designed to allow the IRS to more easily audit partnerships.  …

Major Changes are in Store for the Partnership Audit Rules

In Partnership Tax, Uncategorized by Jason FreemanLeave a Comment

The partnership audit rules are in for a major overhaul. The recently-enacted Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) is replacing the existing partnership audit framework with a new regime. The new rules, however, are not immediately mandatory—they will generally apply “to returns filed for partnership taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017.” So, for many partnerships, now is the time …