Thought-provokinganalysis and opinion on federal tax issues

Sep
19

AICPA Comments On IRS Negative Tax Capital Reporting

September 19, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The AICPA recently released a comment letter it sent to the IRS on the tax basis negative capital proposed reporting regime.https://aboutbtax.com/TbQ. 1. The purpose of this reporting regime, as I understand it, is to ensure that a partner reports the recapture of the excess of his share of debt over his tax basis when a […]

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Sep
19

New S Corporation Case And The Check-The-Box Regulatons

| by Monte A. Jackel

This case came out today. https://www.ustaxcourt.gov/USTCInOp2/OpinionViewer.aspx?ID=12322.  1. It deals with whether a controlling person of a Kentucky not for profit corporation was an S corporation shareholder.  2. I do not disagree with the holding of the court, which seems very apparent; beneficial ownership, a proprietary interest, is necessary to be a shareholder. 3. However, the mode […]

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Sep
05

Carried Interests Three Part Article

September 5, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I am attaching the three part article I published in Tax Notes Today Federal, Tax Analysts, Fairfax, VA, on carried interests and the new section 1061 proposed regulations. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Jackel-Carried-Interests-Combined-Article.pdf. I thought it would be of interest.

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Aug
22

Part Two Of Carried Interests Article In Tax Notes

August 22, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Part two of my three part article on the section 1061 proposed regulations in Tax Notes is out today. Here is a link. Tax Notes Article . It is behind Tax Analysts’ paywall. I thought it would be of interest.

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Aug
15

New Carried Interests 1061 Article

August 15, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Tax Notes has published part one of a three part article by me on the proposed section 1061 regulations. Carried Interest Tax Notes article. Part two is scheduled for publication on August 24 and the final part on August 31. The article is behind the Tax Analysts paywall at present. I thought this would be […]

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Aug
07

Video Discussion on Carried Interests

August 7, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Tax Notes just released this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGcBwJIh48. It is a discussion by me with Ben Willis, contributing editor of Tax Notes, on Ben’s regular monthly Willis Weighs In podcast. This video was recorded right before the regulations were released but it contains a number of what I think are interesting issues. I thought this would […]

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Jul
31

Some Preliminary Observations on the Partnership Aspects of New Final and Proposed 163(j) Regulations

July 31, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Recent regulations under section 163(j) were issued in final form and new regulations were proposed. Some high level highlights reflecting several posts I have on LinkedIn here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/monte-a-jackel-18921024/detail/recent-activity/. Some post excerpts are below. “On the proposed 163(j) regulations relating to partnerships, a few questions. First, why don’t the rules address where a partnership lends to […]

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Jul
12

Partnership Aspects of Final FDII Regulations

July 12, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I put together this brief outline with highlights and the pertinent provisions of the final FDII regulations as they relate to partnerships and partners. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Proposed-250-regs.docx. Thought it would be of interest. The highlights of these regulations as they relate to partnerships and partners follow. With respect to partnerships and partners, the inclusion rule refers to […]

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Jun
26

Conservation Easement Partnerships

June 26, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The IRS recently publicly disclosed a settlement offer to conservation easement partnerships. The announcement disclosed the general terms of the offer. Among the terms was that all partners have to agree, the deduction is disallowed, penalties are imposed but the investor partners can write off the acquisition cost of the investment. See https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6682239236176982016/. There are […]

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Jun
12

Proposed Section 1031 Real Property Regulations Contain A Glitch

June 12, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The IRS recently proposed regulations relating to the definition of real property for purposes of section 1031. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/12/2020-11530/statutory-limitations-on-like-kind-exchanges. These proposed regulations state that a number of regulations under section 1031 will no longer apply unless the exchange involves a qualifying exchange of real property. Among those listed final regulations are reg. sec. 1.1031(d)-2, dealing with […]

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Jun
05

Grantor Trust Ownership Again

June 5, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The IRS very recently expressed its view that changes in the ownership percentages of investors in a multiple owner grantor trust were sales and purchases for federal tax purposes. In Rev. Proc. 2020-34 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-20-34.pdf, the IRS provided safe harbors for an entity titled a statutory trust under Delaware law from being treated as having the […]

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Jun
03

Disguised Sales and the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime

June 3, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I posted this recently in the Procedurally Taxing blog. https://procedurallytaxing.com/disguised-sales-to-partnerships-bba-centralized-audits-and-due-process/. It deals with disguised sales to partnerships, the BBA centralized partnership audit regime, whether the selling partner’s gain is part of the imputed underpayment, and the due process issue raised if the selling partner is separately audited on the sales gain which is not treated […]

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May
21

Recently Proposed Rehabilitation Tax Credit Regulations

May 21, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Proposed regulations under section 47, REG-124327-19, filed on May 21, 2020 with the federal register, provides guidance on the requirement added in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) relating to the allocation of the rehabilitation tax credit over a five year period. Those proposed regulations also provide guidance on the interaction between the new […]

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May
21

Recent Presidential Executive Order and Its Potential Effects on Tax Regulations

| by Monte A. Jackel

I recently posted this on the Procedurally Taxing blog. It deals with the potential effects of a recent presidential executive order on tax regulations. I thought it would be of interest. https://procedurallytaxing.com/executive-order-on-regulatory-relief-to-support-economic-recovery/.

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May
15

Procedurally Taxing Blog Post On the APA and Tax Regulations

May 15, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Thought this would be of interest. https://procedurallytaxing.com/conservation-easement-donation-and-the-validity-of-tax-regulations/

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May
08

Procedurally Taxing Blog by Me On The Role of FAQs

May 8, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Just published this on the Procedurally Taxing blog on the role of FAQs. Thought it would be of interest. https://procedurallytaxing.com/the-proper-role-of-faqs/. See also https://procedurallytaxing.com/.

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May
05

Another Procedurally Taxing Blog Post by me on amended tax returns

May 5, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

This post on the Procedurally Taxing blog deals with whether amended tax returns can be mandated by the IRS. I thought this would be of interest. https://procedurallytaxing.com/the-newest-time-machine/

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May
04

Procedurally Taxing Blog Item By Me

May 4, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

This blog is a tax procedure blog by Professors Book, Fogg et al. https://procedurallytaxing.com/helpful-links/. I thought the item I posted on tax returns and the coronavirus pandemic would be of interest. https://procedurallytaxing.com/the-wavering-due-date-for-tax-returns/

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Apr
21

IRS Issues PTP Look-through Ruling That Lacks Authority

April 21, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I wrote a letter to the editor of Tax Notes relating to an issue of the pass-through treatment of PTPs when applying the investment company rules of section 351(e) and 721(b). https://www.taxnotes.com/tax-notes-today-federal/partnerships-and-other-passthrough-entities/letter-ruling-ptp-look-through-illegal/2020/04/21/2cfn8. I also posted a comment to that letter in LinkedIn and Twitter. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6658337228848156672/ and https://twitter.com/jackeltaxlaw/status/1252571602698620928. Thoughtful feedback to either me or the government […]

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Apr
13

Deduction of Payroll Costs under PPP of the CARES Act

April 13, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The attached story from the Wall Street Journal, which quotes me as well as several others, explains the condundrum. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Multibillion-Dollar-Tax-Muddle-Hovers-Behind-Small-Business-Loan-Program-WSJ.pdf

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Mar
26

Corona virus business tax provisions

March 26, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

The attached document provides some highlights of the business provisions contained in the Senate bill. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Virus-business-tax-provisions.docx

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Mar
20

Some Recent Posts on LinkedIn

March 20, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I have posted a number of comments on LinkedIn dealing with various current developments. They are located here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/monte-a-jackel-18921024/detail/recent-activity/

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Feb
21

At Risk Basis for Guarantees

February 21, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I am attaching a write-up on a recent Tax Court case dealing with at risk basis under section 465 and guarantees. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/At-risk-Tax-Court-case.docx

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Feb
20

Tax Credit Partnerships Again

February 20, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

I am attaching a short write-up on the issue of whether an investor will be treated as a partner in a tax credit partnership. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Tax-Credit-Guidance.docx

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Feb
16

Table of Contents to Prior Posts

February 16, 2020 | by Monte A. Jackel

Attached is a link to a document containing a list of all prior posts which have previously been posted on this website. If you would like a copy of something previously published, please let me know. https://jackeltaxlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Table-of-contents-for-web-posts-1.pdf

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