Form 8865: Reporting Foreign Partnership Interests
Determining Taxpayer Categories Based on Control or Ownership, Schedule K-2 and K-3 Reporting Requirements
Note: CLE credit is not offered on this program
A live 110-minute CPE webinar with interactive Q&A
This course will provide tax advisers and return preparers with a practical guide to completing Form 8865, Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Partnerships. The panel will discuss how to correctly identify the taxpayer category, determine the allocable share of foreign income, comply with Schedule K-2 and K-3 reporting requirements, and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes.
- Purpose of Form 8865
- Categories of taxpayers subject to Form 8865 filing requirements
- Category 1: Control (50 percent test)
- Category 2: U.S. controlled partnership
- Category 3: Contribution of property to a foreign partnership
- Category 4: Other filing requirements
- Preparation of Form 8865
- Schedule K-2 and K-3 reporting requirements
- Difficult compliance issues related to Form 8865
- IRS enforcement and audit environment to date
The panel will discuss these and other important topics:
- Determining the categories of U.S. persons required to file Form 8865
- Reporting the income and expense statements and balance sheets for taxpayers with 10 percent or more interest in a foreign partnership or flow-through LLC
- Grasp key U.S. international tax reporting rules and obligations of U.S. persons with interests in foreign partnerships
- Schedule K-2 and K-3 reporting requirements
- Avoid audit red flags and common, serious errors that the Service looks for in Form 8865 and its schedules
Alison N. Dougherty, CPA
Googolplex Tax Services
Ms. Dougherty provides U.S. tax reporting, compliance, consulting, planning, and structuring solutions to U.S. and... | Read More
Ms. Dougherty provides U.S. tax reporting, compliance, consulting, planning, and structuring solutions to U.S. and foreign corporations, partnerships, LLCs, individuals, and trusts. She specializes in U.S. international tax reporting and compliance with the preparation and review of the U.S. federal Forms 5471, 926, 8992, 8993, 5472, 8865, 8858, 8621, 8804, 8805, Schedules K-2 and K-3, 1116, 1118, 1042, 1042-T, 1042-S, 8832, 8833, 2555, 3520, 3520-A, 5713, 1120-F, 1040-NR, 8288, 8288-A, 8288-B, 8233, 8840, 8843, 8854, 8938, and FBAR. Ms. Dougherty has extensive experience working with U.S. businesses and individuals with outbound activities in foreign countries. She has also worked with foreign companies and nonresident individuals with inbound activities in the United States. Ms. Dougherty has significant experience with U.S. nonresident withholding tax, foreign partnership withholding tax, and FIRPTA withholding tax. She has managed U.S. tax compliance and advisory client engagements for U.S. C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs, U.S. individuals, U.S. trusts, foreign corporations, foreign partnerships, foreign LLCs, nonresident individuals, and foreign trusts.
Ms. Dougherty is a CPA and a tax attorney with more than 15 years of combined experience in public accounting, the practice of law, and corporate industry. She was previously a tax partner in a large regional public accounting firm in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Dougherty has served clients in various industries including technology, U.S. government contracting, commercial services, telecommunications, real estate, investment partnerships, commodities, high net worth individuals, and family offices. She has also served as a technical resource to other CPAs, accountants, tax professionals, public accounting firms, attorneys, and law firms.
C. Edward (Ed) Kennedy, Jr., CPA, JD
C Edward Kennedy Jr
Mr. Kennedy has more than 41 years of experience dealing with a variety of international tax matters, specializing in... | Read More
Mr. Kennedy has more than 41 years of experience dealing with a variety of international tax matters, specializing in tax consulting services to a wide variety of clients ranging from closely held companies to multi-national businesses. His expertise includes domestic and foreign income and social security tax planning, tax compliance for individuals and corporations, tax treatment of incentive compensation plans, international assignment program administration, and international assignment policy design. Mr. Kennedy has also served as the U.S. practice leader for international social security matters for a Big 4 accounting firm. He is a frequent speaker in the areas of international tax compliance and reporting obligations U.S. information reporting requirements for foreign assets and foreign entities, U.S. tax implications of foreign pension and social security plans, and U.S. income and social tax treaty planning. Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Texas Bar and is licensed as a certified accountant in Georgia and Texas. He has a B.A. from Furman University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.Close
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