Instructions for IRS Form 1065 Schedule C "Additional Information for Schedule M-3 Filers"

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Instructions for Schedule C
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
(Form 1065)
(Rev. December 2014)
Additional Information for Schedule M-3 Filers
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code
2. Certain debt is incurred by a partner within two
unless otherwise noted.
years of the earlier of:
A written agreement to transfer or
General Instructions
A transfer of the property that secures the debt, if the
debt, nevertheless, is treated as a qualified liability; or
Future Developments
3. Transfers from a partnership to a partner occur
For the latest information about developments related to
which are the equivalent to those listed in 1 or 2 above.
Schedule C (Form 1065) and its instructions, such as
legislation enacted after they were published, go to
The disclosure must be made on the transferor
partner's return using Form 8275, Disclosure Statement,
www.irs.gov/form1065.
or on an attached statement providing the same
What's New
information. When more than one partner transfers
property to a partnership under a plan, the disclosure may
Some filers of Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership
be made by the partnership rather than by each partner.
Income, that file Schedule M-3 (Form 1065), Net Income
(Loss) Reconciliation for Certain Partnerships, with tax
Question 2. Answer “Yes” if this partnership is a partner
years ending on December 31, 2014 or later are not
in another partnership and has received special
required to file Schedule C (Form 1065). See Who Must
allocations of income, gain, loss, deduction, or credit from
File, later.
that partnership. For more information on special
allocations, see Special Allocations, in the Instructions for
Purpose of Form
Form 1065.
Use Schedule C (Form 1065) to provide answers to
Example. P, a partnership, joins with B, an individual,
additional questions for some filers of Schedule M-3
in forming the PB partnership. P and B each contribute
(Form 1065), Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Certain
$50,000 cash to PB partnership. Profits and losses are
Partnerships.
split 50/50, with the exception of depreciation, which is
allocated 99% to P and 1% to B. P answers “Yes” to
Who Must File
question 2 because its 99% allocation of depreciation
Generally, filers of Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership
deductions from PB partnership is disproportionate to its
Income, that file Schedule M-3 (Form 1065), Net Income
ratio of sharing other items from PB partnership.
(Loss) Reconciliation for Certain Partnerships, must
complete and file Schedule C (Form 1065) and attach it to
Question 5. The term “change in accounting principle”
their return. However, for tax years ending on December
means a change from one generally accepted accounting
31, 2014 or later, partnerships that (a) are required to file
principle to another generally accepted accounting
Schedule M-3 and have less than $50 million in total
principle as described in “Statement of Financial
assets at the end of the tax year or (b) are not required to
Accounting Standards No. 154–Accounting Changes and
file Schedule M-3 and voluntarily file Schedule M-3, are
Error Corrections.”
not required to file Schedule C (Form 1065). For more
For purposes of this question, answer “Yes” if such a
information, visit IRS.gov and enter “Schedule M-3 for
change in accounting principle occurred during the tax
Large Business International (LBI)” in the Search box.
year and such change resulted in, or is expected to result
Also see the Instructions for Schedule M-3 (Form 1065)
in, an effect on the amount of income reported for financial
for more information.
statement purposes.
Specific Instructions
Question 6. File Form 3115, Application for Change in
Accounting Method, to request a change in a method of
Question 1. For certain transfers that are presumed to
accounting. See the Instructions for Form 3115 for
be sales, the partnership or the partners must comply with
information on requesting a change in accounting method.
the disclosure requirements in Regulations section
1.707-8. Generally, disclosure is required when:
1. Certain transfers to a partner are made within two
years of a transfer of property by the partner to the
partnership;
Apr 01, 2014
Cat. No. 51534B
Instructions for Schedule C
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
(Form 1065)
(Rev. December 2014)
Additional Information for Schedule M-3 Filers
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code
2. Certain debt is incurred by a partner within two
unless otherwise noted.
years of the earlier of:
A written agreement to transfer or
General Instructions
A transfer of the property that secures the debt, if the
debt, nevertheless, is treated as a qualified liability; or
Future Developments
3. Transfers from a partnership to a partner occur
For the latest information about developments related to
which are the equivalent to those listed in 1 or 2 above.
Schedule C (Form 1065) and its instructions, such as
legislation enacted after they were published, go to
The disclosure must be made on the transferor
partner's return using Form 8275, Disclosure Statement,
www.irs.gov/form1065.
or on an attached statement providing the same
What's New
information. When more than one partner transfers
property to a partnership under a plan, the disclosure may
Some filers of Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership
be made by the partnership rather than by each partner.
Income, that file Schedule M-3 (Form 1065), Net Income
(Loss) Reconciliation for Certain Partnerships, with tax
Question 2. Answer “Yes” if this partnership is a partner
years ending on December 31, 2014 or later are not
in another partnership and has received special
required to file Schedule C (Form 1065). See Who Must
allocations of income, gain, loss, deduction, or credit from
File, later.
that partnership. For more information on special
allocations, see Special Allocations, in the Instructions for
Purpose of Form
Form 1065.
Use Schedule C (Form 1065) to provide answers to
Example. P, a partnership, joins with B, an individual,
additional questions for some filers of Schedule M-3
in forming the PB partnership. P and B each contribute
(Form 1065), Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Certain
$50,000 cash to PB partnership. Profits and losses are
Partnerships.
split 50/50, with the exception of depreciation, which is
allocated 99% to P and 1% to B. P answers “Yes” to
Who Must File
question 2 because its 99% allocation of depreciation
Generally, filers of Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership
deductions from PB partnership is disproportionate to its
Income, that file Schedule M-3 (Form 1065), Net Income
ratio of sharing other items from PB partnership.
(Loss) Reconciliation for Certain Partnerships, must
complete and file Schedule C (Form 1065) and attach it to
Question 5. The term “change in accounting principle”
their return. However, for tax years ending on December
means a change from one generally accepted accounting
31, 2014 or later, partnerships that (a) are required to file
principle to another generally accepted accounting
Schedule M-3 and have less than $50 million in total
principle as described in “Statement of Financial
assets at the end of the tax year or (b) are not required to
Accounting Standards No. 154–Accounting Changes and
file Schedule M-3 and voluntarily file Schedule M-3, are
Error Corrections.”
not required to file Schedule C (Form 1065). For more
For purposes of this question, answer “Yes” if such a
information, visit IRS.gov and enter “Schedule M-3 for
change in accounting principle occurred during the tax
Large Business International (LBI)” in the Search box.
year and such change resulted in, or is expected to result
Also see the Instructions for Schedule M-3 (Form 1065)
in, an effect on the amount of income reported for financial
for more information.
statement purposes.
Specific Instructions
Question 6. File Form 3115, Application for Change in
Accounting Method, to request a change in a method of
Question 1. For certain transfers that are presumed to
accounting. See the Instructions for Form 3115 for
be sales, the partnership or the partners must comply with
information on requesting a change in accounting method.
the disclosure requirements in Regulations section
1.707-8. Generally, disclosure is required when:
1. Certain transfers to a partner are made within two
years of a transfer of property by the partner to the
partnership;
Apr 01, 2014
Cat. No. 51534B