Surgent's Advanced Partnership/LLC Workshop: How to Do Optional Step-Up in Basis Under 754 and Related Provisions Download

Course Details





Field of Study


CPE Credit

8 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC


Experience dealing with partnership and LLCs; one or more intermediate courses on partnerships and LLCs


This course explores the practical issues in the many instances in which a step-up in basis can create tax advantages for partners and members. This course includes case studies to illustrate the critical points.


  • Identifying when an election to adjust basis will be available
  • Determining when the basis adjustment must be made or may be made without an election
  • Learning how to make the calculations to determine a step-up and allocate that step-up among partnership assets
  • Examining practical examples dealing with a sale of a partnership interest and the effects of §734(b)
  • Exploring the alternatives to electing a basis adjustment
  • Understanding a distribution of property and when an inside basis adjustment can be considered
  • Studying examples dealing with sale of assets vs. sale of partnership interests and issues with hot assets
  • Finding out how to keep track of the “books” for tax preparers when the inside basis adjustment is made, and how to flow through adjustments through a tax return and K-1
  • Identifying the changes to partnership tax law effected by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017


  • Distinguish the tax consequences of a partnership interest sale and of a partnership asset distribution with and without a §754 election
  • Identify circumstances when a §754 election may be beneficial
  • Calculate the basis adjustments to individual partnership properties when a §754 election is made

Designed For

CPAs in public accounting who work extensively with LLC and partnership tax issues

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