Individuals routinely propose making charitable gifts of interests in limited partnerships (LPs) and limited liability companies (LLCs). They do so, in my experience, having scant idea how such a gift will work from a federal tax standpoint. Such gifts can have uncertain and possibly adverse tax consequences because of the bargain sale rules under Internal Revenue Code Section 1011 and because of IRC Section 751, which causes ordinary income to be realized on the sale of a partnership
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