IRS releases draft 2019 Forms 1065, 1120-S, and Schedules K-1

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IR-2019-160

WASHINGTON – Today the IRS issued a draft of the tax year 2019 Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, and its Schedule K-1, Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. The changes to the form and schedule aim to improve the quality of the information reported by partnerships both to the IRS and the partners of such entities.

For example, among the changes is the addition of a checkbox that allows a taxpayer to indicate if certain grouping or aggregation elections have been made. The changes also reflect updates consistent with changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The additional information requested in the draft Form 1065 and Schedule K-1 is intended to aid the IRS in assessing compliance risk and identifying potential noncompliance while ensuring that compliant taxpayers are less likely to be examined.  The IRS believes these changes to Form 1065 and Schedule K-1 will improve tax administration in the partnership arena, an area of critical importance to the IRS.

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