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A qualified joint venture is any joint venture conducting a trade or business where the only owners are the husband and wife, both spouses materially participate in the business, and both spouses elect to opt out of the partnership taxation rules.
As part of the annual liaison process between the IRS and the CalCPA Committee on Taxation, a question was submitted to the IRS pointing out self-employment tax problems that could arise because the 2007 instructions required each spouse electing qualified joint venture treatment for a rental real estate business to file a separate Schedule C (instead of Schedule E) even though that business' net income is not subject to the self-employment tax.
The 2008 Schedule C has been revised to add a bullet to Line I of the Form with new language referring to a checkbox: "check the box if: You are a member of a qualified joint venture reporting only rental real estate income not subject to self-employment tax.
IRC section 761(f) provides that if a husband and wife conduct business out of a qualified joint venture and file a joint return, then the business will not be treated as a partnership for the purposes of the entire tax code (i.
A qualified joint venture is a joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or business if (1) the only members of the joint venture are a husband and wife, (2) both spouses materially participate in the trade or business, and (3) both spouses elect to not have the joint venture treated as a partnership.
With construction and soft costs possibly reaching $400 psf, this $80 million project was a challenge to its owner until they were introduced to a qualified joint venture developer.
Spouse joint ventures: For tax years beginning after 2006, the new law generally permits spouses filing a joint return who operate a qualified joint venture to elect under Sec.
Although looking for a qualified joint venture partner is a little bit easier than finding an ideal master franchisee, it is still very hard and time-consuming.
Tax Election Permits Certain Married Co-Owners in Qualified Joint Ventures to File Schedules C Rather than Partnership Returns
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