Category Archives: partnership

California Businesses Released from Catch-22

News Courtesy of Spidell Publishing: Governor signs two important tax bills (09-24-18) Governor Brown has signed AB 2503, which makes a domestic corporation and a limited liability company subject to voluntary or involuntary administrative dissolution or administrative cancellation if: The entity either never did business or filed returns/paid tax when it was operating and has no […]

Switching from Employee Status to Independent Contractor

Today TaxMama® wants to give you something to think about before switching from employee status to independent contractor.  

Partnership Split

Today TaxMama® hears from Ben in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question that raises another common issue. Let me summarize the issue. “Quite often when two people become partners, one of them ends up doing more work for the business than the other. How can you split the partnership income so each person still gets […]

Shut it Down

Today TaxMama® hears from Jeb in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long, complicated issue.  Let me summarize. “We want to close down our 3-member LLC, but there are outstanding issues. The CPA says we all need to file extensions, but one member has a big refund and wants it now. What can we do?”

Partnership Penalties

Today TaxMama® hears from Lara in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping get a partnership out of trouble. As it happens, this seems to be the week for questions from tax pros about the penalties IRS imposes on late-filed partnership tax returns. So let’s talk about those.  

Claiming My Investments

Today TaxMama® hears from Jeff in the TaxQuips Forum who is becoming an investor.  “Last year I invested in $20k a business & $5k this year. In return I have a 25% share of the LLC. I did not claim any of it on this year’s tax return. Can I? And how do I claim […]

Converting LLC to QJV

Today TaxMama® hears from Gary in the TaxQuips Forum with this tale. “During 2011 my wife and son-in-law formed an LLC in the State of Indiana. During 2011, no income was received, and only expenses were incurred as part of the start-up. Last week our son-in-law decided that he no longer is interested in being […]

New Business Taxation

  Today TaxMama hears from Bradley in the TaxQuips Forum with a business idea. “I’m thinking about starting a business like Groupon. My partners and I are planning on sharing the cost of the coupon with the company offering it. We want to know if we will be taxed on the full amount, or just […]

Gain on Real Estate

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “I’m doing my own partnership taxes and am confused about entering information. In 2009, I bought, fixed up and sold 2 properties. [and Toni adds lots of details. ] I’m confused because I’ve added the gain twice from Form 4797.  What am I […]