Mastering Partnership Taxation guides students through the complex tax rules affecting partnerships and their partners. The discussion of each topic is designed to provide a basic understanding of the rules of Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code. It is specifically designed for students taking a class in partnership tax. Each chapter begins with a roadmap to introduce the material to be presented and ends with checkpoints that summarize the information covered.
Mastering Partnership Taxation takes students through the entire life cycle of a partnership, beginning with partnership formations and ending with partnership liquidations and partnership mergers. The topics covered include: the entity v. aggregate theories of taxation; the "check the box" regulations; a comparison of partnerships to corporations and S corporations; the consequences of partner contributions to a partnership; transfers of compensatory partnership interests; an introduction to partnership accounting; an introduction to partnership debt; allocations of partnership income; partnership distributions; transactions between partnerships and their partners; and dispositions of partnership interests.