A Primer on Buy-Sell Arrangements for Farm Partnerships
Tauer, Loren W.
Many of the difficulties associated with discussing partnerships stem from ignorance that there are often three levels of ownership associated with a partnership. First, individual partners may own property that they lease to the partnership. Second, the partnership owns property referred to as "tenancy in partnership." Third, each partner owns a partnership interest. Each of the three types of property has a market value and each has its separate tax basis. It is possible for a partnership to sell property, a partner to sell his or her partnership interest, and a partner to sell property he or she had leased to the partnership. Adequate records are necessary to compute the taxable income upon the sale or transfer of any property interest.
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University