Tax Talk Today Features Duane Gillen, IRS Director with Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE), Presenting, “Dissolution of Business Partnerships and Marriages”

Expert Panel Explains Tax Issues Involved in the Breakup of a Business or Marriage

WASHINGTON--()--Tax Talk Today®, an online series of webcasts educating tax professionals on current and critical tax issues, announced the topics for its September program, “Dissolution of Business Partnerships and Marriages”. The Live webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2 PM EDT.

Duane Gillen, IRS Director of SB/SE Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues, Robert McKenzie, ESQ., Partner, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, and Kathy Hubbard, EA, Hubbard Financial Services Inc., will address the tax issues involved in the breakup of a business/marriage; how return preparers should deal with those problems. Complete program description.

The broadcast will be Archived for 12 months for viewers who are unable to watch the Live program, or wish to complete a Self-Study CPE program. Viewers can earn 2 CPEs for completing this program, and may email questions before and during the program.

Specific topics that will be discussed:


  • Hazards to preparer similar in business breakup and marriage breakup
  • Circular 230 provision


  • Change in filing status
    • When does change take effect
    • Annulment vs. divorce
  • Relief from joint liability (Form 8857)
    • Innocent spouse
    • Separation of liability
  • Protecting an ex-spouse's share of refund (Form 8379)

Ending a Partnership

  • Dissolution vs. termination
  • When is partnership terminated?
  • Common Issues
    • Sale of partnership interest by partner
    • Partnership allocations/loss limitations
    • Gain/loss from distributions
  • Redemption of partnership interest by partnership
  • Liquidation of withdrawing or deceased partner's interest
  • Abandonment of partnership Interest

The Ethics Involved

  • Your obligations to the individual partners
  • Whom can (or should) you keep as clients?

“With Duane Gillen and industry experts, viewers will gain a first-hand understanding of the tax implications of dissolving business partnerships and marriages and the ethical questions that may arise,” stated Lisbeth Bagnold, President & CEO of Tax Talk Today, Inc.

Viewers needing Continuing Professional Education credit (CPE Credit) can take advantage of a Tax Talk Today subscription price of $240.00 or $16.00/credit for 15 CPE credits, which includes all 8 programs. Up to 21 CPE credits can be purchased. Tax Talk Today is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider.

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Release Summary

Tax Talk Today features Duane Gillen, IRS Director, SB/SE Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues, Sept. 10, 2013. Gillen will discuss tax issues involved in the breakup of a business or marriage.


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Paul Lamonia, 202-559-9330