Comments on the Taxation of Passthrough Entities
6 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2013 Last revised: 28 Jun 2014
Date Written: July 23, 2013
This paper is a slightly revised version of comments submitted to the House Committee on Ways & Means concerning four proposals to reform the taxation of passthrough entities. Among other things, the paper urges that passthrough entities be required to recognize gain on distributions of appreciated property to an owner of the entity. Adoption of this single proposal of the committee would be a meaningful step towards achieving the committee’s dual goals of simplification and reform.
Keywords: passthrough entity, passthrough tax reform, partnership distributions, partnership allocations, Section 1374
JEL Classification: K34, K40
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