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Administrative Adjustment Requests (AARs): Typical Scenarios, Push-Out and Pull-In Elections, Completing Related Forms

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Conducted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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This webinar will walk tax practitioners through the reporting responsibilities for administrative adjustment requests (AARs) and explain when an AAR is required or should be considered. Our panel of partnership and procedure professionals will address the initial determination whether an AAR is required, considerations relevant to that determination, and the common forms that could be required using actual examples of typical situations. The panel will also address the effect an AAR, once filed, has on the partnership’s partners.


Amending partnership returns has always been complicated. Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) guidelines, the complexities of correcting prior partnership returns have increased substantially. A tax professional must understand when an amended return can be filed as opposed to an AAR, which additional forms are required to be filed, and the impact of filing an AAR on the partnership and its partners.

For years Prior to BBA, and for partnerships eligible to elect out of the BBA, partnerships and LLCs can file a 1065-X to amend the prior year return. For partnership taxable years subject to the BBA, Form 8082, Notice of Inconsistent Treatment or Administrative Adjustment Request, along with an amended Form 1065, is used to revise prior returns. Alternatively, and adding to the complexity of these rules, Form 1065-X may be used to file an AAR under certain circumstances. In addition, the partnership could be required to file and issue to its partners a Form 8986, Partner's Share of Adjustment(s) to Partnership-Related Item(s) (Required Under Sections 6226 and 6227) if it decides (or is required to) to push-out the AAR adjustments to its partners.

Filing an AAR resets the statute of limitation for the IRS to make additional partnership adjustments. Whether the adjustments requested on the AAR results in an “imputed underpayment” for the partnership also must be considered. Tax professionals working with partnerships and LLCs must thoroughly grasp the new reporting responsibilities for partnership adjustments and understand the impact of filing an AAR has on both the partnership and its partners.

Listen as our panel of partnership procedural experts systematically works through correcting prior partnership returns under current guidelines by providing examples of AARs, including preparing each required form and addressing the potential effects on partners' returns.



  1. Amending partnership returns
    1. Amended Returns
    2. Superseding returns and other alternatives
    3. AARs
  2. Preparing Form 1065-X or Form 8082 – Notice of Inconsistent Treatment or AAR
  3. Reporting push-out adjustments
  4. Typical scenarios and examples
  5. Effects on partners of receiving Form 8986


The panel will review these and other critical issues:

  • When should a partnership consider making a push-out election?
  • Which partnerships can file a 1065-X?
  • Properly completing an AAR utilizing Form 8082 or Form 1065-X
  • Examples of completing an AAR
  • Key considerations before filing an AAR
  • Effects on partners


Armstrong, Greg
Gregory T. Armstrong


Mr Armstrong is a Director at KPMG Washington National Tax - Practice, Procedure, & Administration.

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Chan, Timothy
Timothy Chan

Managing Director

Mr. Chan is a managing director of the Passthroughs Group of KPMG’s Washington National Tax (WNT) Practice with...  |  Read More

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