Reviewing Partnership Tax Returns: What Are You Missing? (12:30pm-4:00pm)


The partnership section of the Internal Revenue Code is arguably one of the most complicated. That complexity, and the reliability of tax software to properly handle it, can create many issues for you and your staff when processing your client's LLC and partnership tax returns.
Join us as we discuss the common errors practitioners make on partnership tax returns that are often missed by review staff. The intent is to sharpen skills for reviewers by examining case studies and discussing issues where additional information from the client may be warranted and areas of tax law where proper treatment requires additional analysis and information. Multiple issues will be discussed, including income, deductions, K-1 reporting, and K-2 and K-3 reporting. This course follows a highly illustrative case study format to increase participant comprehension and retention.


Common errors made involving the following tax forms:

  • Form 1065
  • Schedules K and K-1
  • Schedules M-1 and M-2
  • Form 4562
  • Form 4797


  • Identify common mistakes made on partnership tax returns.
  • Calculate the balance in the partners’ capital accounts and enter the results on Form 1065 and on the Schedules K-1.
  • Identify the purposes of Schedules L, M-1, and M-2.
  • Recognize the tax treatment, both at the partner and the partnership level, of guaranteed payments to a partner.
  • Identify and report Section 1202 gains on Form 1065.
  • Determine the ordinary loss to the partners from the sale of Section 1244 stock.
  • Determine how installment sales are taxed and disclosed by partnerships.
  • Determine book value following a revaluation of LLC or partnership assets.
  • Determine strategies to avoid making mistakes on partnership tax returns.

Designed For

CPAs working with clients requiring expertise in partnership taxation for the current tax season


William Taylor

William (Bill) F. Taylor is president of Benefit Solutions, Ltd., a benefit consulting firm, and a CPA in private practice. Since retiring as Community Bank President of Renasant Bank in Water Valley, MS, he has served as an adjunct assistant professor in the MBA program at the University of Mississippi. Bill has worked in the employee benefit and investment fields for over 20 years, beginning his career as the Employee Benefits Coordinator in the Jackson, MS, office of KPMG Peat Marwick and managing his own firm since 1999. A nationally known consultant and speaker, Bill has conducted seminars for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, more than 40 state CPA and Bar associations, and other organizations. He was the recipient of the James L. McCoy Excellence in Education award for 2015 and awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader award for 2014 and 2016. Bill is the author of Taxation of Employee Benefits Volume I and Volume II, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications.