16 September, 00:42

# Tyson is a 25 percent partner in the KT Partnership. On January 1, KT makes a proportionate distribution of \$16,000 cash and land with a \$16,000 fair value (inside basis \$8,000) to Tyson. KT has no liabilities at the date of the distribution. Tyson's basis in his KT Partnership interest is \$20,000. What is Tyson's basis in the distributed land?a. \$16,000 inventory, \$8,000 land.b. \$0 inventory, \$8,000 land.c. \$8,000 inventory, \$0 land.d. \$8,000 inventory, \$12,000 land

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1. 16 September, 03:21
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No option is correct. The options include inventory, while the question does not mention any inventory distributed.

Tyson's basis on the land is \$4,000.

Explanation:

Tyson's basis on the land = total distribution - cash distribution = \$20,000 - \$16,000 = \$4,000

A partner only needs to recognize a gain on a distribution when the cash distribution is larger than the partner's basis. In this case, the partner's basis is more than the cash distribution. The partner's basis for the rest of the assets distributed will be equal to the difference between the partner's basis - cash received.

In this case, since the difference is \$4,000, then the basis for the land will be reduced.