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Client is a memeber of LLC that has qualified non-recourse

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Client is a memeber of LLC that has qualified non-recourse debt. His share of that debt is 1.5 million and his capital account is negative 718,000. He is being offered a buyout of 338,000 in installment over 7 years and his share of the debt be forgiven.

What would gain be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.

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In this situation with the negative capital account, you would recognize a gain in the amount of $718,000. Added to that would be the forgiveness of liability of $1.5 million and then on top of that, the $338,000 received.

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This would be $2,556,000

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This should be a capital gain, as well.

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Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Megan.


 


Since it's qualified non-recourse financing....wouldn't his basis increase by that amount and then be reduced by the 718,000 in losses? which leaves a 782,000 basis? That's the part I was confused on. Since the negative basis came from him taking the losses due to the debt basis.


 

Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.
Actually I did more research this morning and gain would, of course, depend on what his basis is. Grossly simplifying the calculation: Proceeds would be $1,838,000 ($1,500,000 + 338,000); Basis may be $782,000 ($1,500,000 debt basis - 718,000 net losses/distributions against debt basis)= $1,056,000 net income. Character of income depends upon mix of underlying assets.

 

The possibility exists he could have more tax in year one than cash received from the buyout.

 

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Can you explain the character of income? I thought since he was selling his interest it would be subject to cpaital gains. Would there be recapture?

Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.
No it should be capital. Character would differ if selling assets. But with the buyout it would be capital

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