While searching for a source of revenue enhancement for the 2015 budget, Congress decided to radically change the way partnership tax returns are examined in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). The new regime applies to tax years beginning in 2018, but partnership agreements will be modified as we approach the beginning date. This course will allow you to help partnerships make decisions regarding changes that may be made to partnership agreements, plus ready you to assist partnerships with future tax exams.
Course ID: PTEGR4
Partnership Tax Exams: Getting Ready for the Major Changes
- List the three types of partnership exams Advise clients regarding electing an early application of the BBA audit regime Recognize partnerships eligible to opt out of the BBA regime Represent partnerships in examinations conducted under the BBA regime
Small partnership audit rules under TEFRA and BBA, as well as the pros and cons of opting to use those procedures
- The TEFRA centralized audit rules, how they work and why Congress decided the system was no longer effective
- The basics of the new system-how a partnership tax is imposed under the new regime
- Partnerships eligible to opt out of the new regime, as well as those types of partners that render a partnership ineligible to opt out The option to “push out” adjustments to partners in lieu of making a partnership payment of tax
DESIGNED FORCPAs who work with tax matters with partnerships.
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