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Foreign Investors in U.S. Partnerships Miss Schedule P

Foreign investors often miss Schedule P.

It applies to the ownership of any U.S. partnership including a limited liability company. Many foreign investors use a foreign corporation with the hope of avoiding US estate taxes. 

Now, the 2011 Schedule P (Form 1120-F) is required by a foreign corporation’s ownership of a U.S. partnership. Schedule P also reports the distributive shares of partnership effectively connected income and the foreign corporation’s effectively connected outside tax basis in interest. 
Part I is used to identify all partnership interests the foreign corporation directly owns that give rise to distributive share of income or loss that effectively connected with a trade or within the United States of the corporation. 

Part II is used to the foreign corporation’s distributive share of ECI and allocable expenses with the total income and expenses reported to it on Schedule K-1 1065), Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. 

Part III is used follows: The corporation’s outside its directly-held partnership that include ECI in the corporation’s distributive share is apportioned between ECI and non-ECI Regulations section 1.884-1(d)(3) determine the average value treated as asset for interest expense allocation purposes under Regulations.

Read more at: Tax Times blog

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