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Four members of an LLC(company) formed in NJ decide to go in

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Four members of an LLC(company) formed in NJ decide to go in to the rental business.
They apply for a mortgage from local bank for $120,000. Being in NJ I assume to loan is a recourse loan. They are now ready to file a partnership tax return with all four members each being a LLC member for partnership reporting. My question is regarding the K-1 since I do not have to complete other portions of the partnership return since it meets all the qualifications not to have to complete sch L M-1, and M-2 and thus I can put the proper amounts on each partners K-1. So each partner shares 25% of the profit,loss and capital. Being a rental business (1 residential house). The mortgage is made in the names of all four partners; not to the LLC or partnership.

I gave the previous background information to make sure I present this properly in order to get the answer I am looking for which is this: I am not sure on the K-1 where to place the value (dollar amounts) for each partner. Here is my dilemma. First I would have thought that under item K I would place an amount of $30000 on the line for Recourse loan. But then I have seen other k-1s with similar scenario and the amounts are entered under item L, "Capital contributed during the year". which is correct Item J or item L for the entry.

Stephen G :

Hi & thanks for using our service. I'll do my best to give you a complete & accurate answer. Please ask me to clarify anything that is not clear.

Stephen G :

Where is the title of the property, in the LLC's name or in the name of the 4 partners?

Stephen G :

Did the partners put any of their own money in the partnership or is it 100% financed with the $120,000. If so, where did the working capital come from?

Customer:

In the name of each one of the partners not the LLC. They are actually two married couples. And no, they did not put in any money;; all they did was the mortgage for $120000.

Stephen G :

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Customer:

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Customer:

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Stephen G :

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Customer:

yes, I can see you on the screen along with my answer to your questions

Stephen G :

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Stephen G :

I see it now, sorry

Customer:

no problem.

Stephen G :

How much did the property cost?

Customer:

the total cost was the $120000.00 for the mortgage which included the house and property of course

Stephen G :

Well it sounds like they don't have any equity in the project so you would enter the $30,000. in the recourse loan category.

Customer:

Stephen how come on my screen it is showing the name "fordlover 1988" don't think that is me?

Stephen G :

Of course they would have the income for the year as addition to the capital accounts.

Customer:

Right I knew that part of it. As you can probably tell I am trying to do this for the first time and the problem was where to put that $30k. When you mentions equity that would be if they had contributed monies?

Stephen G :

I don't know, it doesn't show that when you log in & out.

Stephen G :

Right, you put the 30K in the recourse loan section.

Customer:

Okay, and yes the partners each will show a $700 gain which I already put on line L current year increase.

Customer:

And, I thank you very much for a very concise answer.

Stephen G :

By the way, we always complete all those schedules even if they aren't required; otherwise, there's no record going forward & it can get complicate; you have to work out the numbers anyway, so you might as well complete the schedules.

Customer:

I was afraid you would say that; but I agree and will do it; I did think about that and had started doing the schedules; and it dawned on me about not have a record.

Customer:

I will take your advise and do the schedules. Thanks

Stephen G :

ok, I'll leave my contact information in case you want to reach me again.

Customer:

thanks so much, you were great.

Customer:

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