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Section 754 Step-Up in Basis: Understanding the Tax Issues for Partnerships and LLCs Webinar

CPE

When
Jan. 29
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Tax

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $89 | Nonmember: $114


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Course No.
S754-2020-01-WEBNR-29-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
A basic understanding of the tax rules impacting individuals and pass-through entities
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

When a purchaser buys an existing partner’s partnership interest, or the interest of a member of a limited liability corporation (LLC) taxed as a partnership, the amount paid becomes the basis for the purchaser’s partnership interest (outside basis). If the partnership’s assets have appreciated sufficiently, the difference between the new partner’s inside and outside basis can be substantial. This disparity can deprive the new partner of depreciation deductions and inflate his or her share of the gain from subsequent property dispositions unless a Section 754 election is in effect. The Section 754 election can also apply when a partnership makes a distribution of property and the basis of the distributed property to the partnership and the basis the partner/distributee will take in the distributed property are not equal. In this case, a partnership can recover basis it would otherwise lose if the 754 election were not in effect.

Highlights

  • Determine the amount of a Section 754 basis step-up
  • Know how to allocate the basis step-up to the partnership's assets
  • Know how a partnership makes a Section 754 election and reports it to the IRS


Speaker(s)

Michael J Tucker, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., CPA

Michael J. Tucker is an employee of Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC and a consultant for the accounting firm of T.M. Byxbee Co. in Hamden, CT. He is the author of many professional articles and a veteran TV and live-seminar presenter. In addition, he heads up Surgent McCoy's webinar efforts, where he writes and hosts many of the webinars Surgent McCoy sponsors and presents. Mr. Tucker was a professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and worked with KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Tucker received his J.D. from New York University, his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

 

 


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