Tax Court Revives Partnership Self Employment Tax Debate
Posted by William Byrnes on July 21, 2011
The Tax Court has reopened the question of whether status as a limited partner entitles them to an exemption from self-employment taxes—an issue that’s been idle for over 13 years. The Tax Court recently declared that status as a limited partner does not necessarily exempt a partner from self-employment taxes. Instead, the exemption is derivative on how substantial of a role the partner played in the partnership business. Read this complete analysis of the impact at AdvisorFX (sign up for a free trial subscription with full access to all of the planning libraries and client presentations if you are not already a subscriber).
For previous coverage of small businesses in Advisor’s Journal, see IRS Announces Lenient Lien Program for Small Business (CC 11-48)
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