Levin College of Law
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Partnership Taxation

Course Number: LAW 7617 Credits: 3

The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to federal taxation of partners and partnerships (including limited liability companies). It covers partnership formation, including contributions of property and admission of service partners, allocation of income and loss, tax accounting, and sharing of recourse and nonrecourse liabilities. Advanced topics include transactions between partners and partnerships, sales of partnership interests, distributions of property, optional and mandatory basis adjustments, planning for retirement or death of a partner, and partnership terminations and mergers. The emphasis is on careful analysis of Code provisions, Treasury Regulations, other administrative materials and important judicial decisions in relation to assigned problems.