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Webinar (CA): Partnership Examinations: What You Need to Know About New Partnership Rules


This webinar will cover practical considerations for partners and advisers to partnerships now operating under the new partnership audit regime. Our panel of experts will review the latest guidance, explain partnership audit adjustments, and make recommendations for steps to take in light of the implementation of this new regime. The centralized partnership audit regime (CAR) is effective now. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) included a new audit regime for partnerships effective for audits of partnership returns for years beginning in 2018. Under the new rules, the partnership itself remits the underpayment (or receives the overpayment) resulting from an IRS examination at the end of an IRS review and pays the additional tax due at the highest income tax rate available (37% currently). Alternatives include making a push-out election taxing the individual partners owning interests during the year examined and showing that partners have amended their returns to account for the adjustments, the amended return adjustment. The Corrections Act in 2018 reduced the burden of filing amended returns by allowing partners to pay the amount of tax due and adjust any related tax attributes without the burden of filing amended tax returns, the pull-in procedure.

Learning Objectives

• Push-out adjustments
• Pull-in adjustments
• New IRS forms for reporting audit adjustments
• Reviewing existing and considerations for new partnership agreements
• Recommendations for handling the IRS examination

Major Topics

• The centralized audit regime
• Electing out
• Partnership representatives
• Handling the audit
• New forms
• Form 8978, Partner’s Additional Reporting Year Tax
• Form 8986, Partner’s Share of Adjustments to Partnership-Related Items
• Form 8979, Partnership Representative Revocation, Designation, and Resignation
• Form 8985, Pass-Through Statement–Transmittal/Partnership Adjustment Tracking Report
• Partnership agreements

California CPA Education Foundation
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

Accountant/CPA, Lawyers and Financial Advisors.

Steven Toscher Michel Stein Robert Horwitz


Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by AICPA. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Event Information
Jul 27, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
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Webinar (CA): Partnership Examinations: What You Need to Know About New Partnership Rules

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