Understanding the Partnership Audit Rules


November 30, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Kristin Kitchens

CPE Credit

Up to 1 hour of CPE in Tax
(pending approval)

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Event Overview

The Role of the New Partnership Representative - Taking Action Now

IRS has recently enacted partnership tax changes which may have a significant impact on you. These changes, commonly referred to as the “partnership audit rules”, are expected to dramatically increase the IRS audit rates for partnerships and will require partners to carefully review, if not revise, their partnership’s operating agreement now.

The new rules are generally effective for partnership audits of tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. Under the new rules, certain designations and elections are required to be made in advance when the return is filed rather than when the examination notice is received or later. Each partnership is required to designate the partnership representative for that tax year on its original tax return beginning with the 2018 tax year. Additionally, certain partnerships may qualify to elect out of the new rules. Partnerships that qualify and wish to make this election must do so with their timely filed tax return for the taxable year to which the election applies.

Join us as we walk through these changes to help you understand the impact this has on your partnership agreement.

Kristin Gutting Charleston School of Law

CPE Credit: 1 hour, pending approval

Delivery Format: Group Internet Based (each attendee must be logged in and answer the poll questions in order to receive CPE credit).

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: None

Course Level: Beginner

Participants: Tax Executives

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, you will be able to understand the potential tax implications of the partnership audit rules and identify required actions to facilitate a successful transition for tax purposes.


There will be no refunds issued as this is event is complimentary. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact Kristen Kitchens at kristin.kitchens@dhg.com or 704.367.7091.


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