Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LLC Member Not Limited Partner – Deductions Allowed

The Tax Court again rejected IRS's position that an LLC member must be treated as a “limited partner” under passive activity loss rules. In the Hegarty case, taxpayers were allowed to deduct losses from their limited liability company tax return under a rule generally not applicable to limited partners. This follows similar decisions against the IRS on this issue by both the full tax court, in Garnett (2009), and the Court of Federal Claims, in Thompson (7/20/2009).