Sen. Camp Floats Big Changes to Partnership Rules

Proposed rewrite could mean higher taxes for real estate, finance businesses.

Congress is debating the biggest rewrite of U.S. partnership rules in 60 years, which may lead to higher taxes for real estate and finance businesses or prompt them to restructure operations to avoid new costs.

The more dramatic of two options from Dave Camp, the top Republican tax writer in Congress, would remove some of the flexibility that has made partnerships attractive legal structures for real estate investors and hedge funds. He also offered an alternative with lesser changes to simplify some rules and leave the core of the current system in place.

Structural Changes


Broader Shift

The idea behind the broader shift would be to consolidate the rules governing S corporations and partnerships, both types of pass-through entities.

‘Economic Reason’


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