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“Relationships! We all got 'em, we all want 'em. What do we do with 'em?” – Jimmy Buffett

The lyrics of the song “Fruitcakes,” sung by Jimmy Buffett, ask what to do with relationships. Taxpayers need to be aware of potential income tax consequences when dealing with related parties in business transactions. Specifically, the taxpayer must identify the potentially related party and the tax issue that may apply relative to both the taxpayer and the potentially related party. To further muddy the waters regarding this issue, related parties may be defined differently for different income tax transactions. Five common tax issues, with defined related parties, are listed below.

Publisher

Rural Tax Education

Publication Date

7-2016

Keywords

related parties, federal income, tax purposes

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education | University Extension

Related Parties for Federal Income Tax Purposes

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