Preparing Partnership Returns


Tax professionals find this hands-on course is just what they need to expand their tax practice by preparing partnership returns. This course covers the basics of partnership taxation and completing a partnership return with accompanying schedules. Tax professionals also learn how to track partners’ basis in the partnership and the impact of partnership distributions.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the pros and cons of a taxpayer forming a partnership.
  • Identify the tax consequences of forming a partnership, including contributions of property or services.
  • Analyze a partnership agreement and profit/loss allocations.
  • Complete a basic Form 1065, including Schedules K, K-1, L, M-1 and M-2.
  • Correctly report fringe benefits for partners, guaranteed payments and separately-stated items.
  • Compute partnership net earnings (loss) from self-employment.
  • Recognize items that increase or decrease partnership basis.
  • Compute a partner’s end of year basis in a partnership.
  • Analyze distributions from a partnership for tax reporting.

Course Details

  • Tear out forms
  • This course includes an e-book. CPE is issued after exam is successfully completed.


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How to Earn CPE

To receive credit for this self-study course, you must successfully pass the course exam with a score of 70% or better.

The course and exam will expire one year from the date of purchase.

Cancellation Policy

​Because this is an online education offering, it is nonrefundable.

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