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Are partnership distributions taxed?

Are partnership distributions taxed?

Partnership distributions are typically taxed as ordinary income to the individual partners who receive them. In the United States, partnerships are generally taxed as pass-through entities, meaning that the profits and losses of the partnership are passed through to the individual partners and taxed at the individual level. Partnerships are not taxed as entities at the partnership level.

When a partnership makes a distribution to a partner, the distribution is considered to be a distribution of the partner’s share of the partnership’s profits or losses. The partner must include the distribution in their taxable income and pay taxes on it at the applicable tax rate.

It’s important to note that partnership distributions are not subject to self-employment tax, as they are not considered to be earnings from self-employment. However, the individual partner may be subject to self-employment tax on their share of the partnership’s profits if they are actively involved in the partnership’s business.

It’s worth noting that the rules for partnership taxation and the taxation of partnership distributions may vary depending on the jurisdiction. Partnerships should consult with their tax advisors and local tax authorities for more information about the specific rules that apply to their business.

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