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      04-04-2010, 08:09 PM
We want to file a final return for our partnership. It is general
partnership with just me and my friend. We have not done any business
this year and not much last year. We filed a 1065 for 2008. Do we
simply file a 1065 for 2009 and mark it final or do we have to file a
1065 for 2010 as well and mark it final instead.

Thanks in advance,
Adam

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      04-04-2010, 10:25 PM

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> We want to file a final return for our partnership. It is general
> partnership with just me and my friend. We have not done any business
> this year and not much last year. We filed a 1065 for 2008. Do we
> simply file a 1065 for 2009 and mark it final or do we have to file a
> 1065 for 2010 as well and mark it final instead.



If the partnership did its last business in 2009, and its affairs wound up
in 2009, 2009 was its last tax year. In that case, you wouldn't need a 2010
tax return.

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      04-05-2010, 05:21 PM
On Apr 4, 1:09*pm, 20vtguy <20vt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> We want to file a final return for our partnership. It is general
> partnership with just me and my friend. We have not done any business
> this year and not much last year. We filed a 1065 for 2008. Do we
> simply file a 1065 for 2009 and mark it final or do we have to file a
> 1065 for 2010 as well and mark it final instead.


Not sure about your state, but in California: You have to file a
certificate of dissolution with the secretary of state
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/fa...form-question9. All LLC's
pay a minimum tax of $800, even if there was a loss. So assuming you
attempt to dissolve your LLC this year, you have to pay $800 tax for
2010, and file a tax return for 2010 by 4/15/2011, and you should pay
the tax in 2010 so that you can deduct it on your personal tax return
(I'm not sure what happens if you pay the tax in 2011 when the LLC is
already dissolved). LLC's also have to file a annual statement of
information due I think on Jan/31 every two years and the fee is $20.
So that's a deductible expense. If you paid this fee in 2010 your LLC
still existed in 2010, and so a return should be filed so that you can
deduct this expense. When you file your 1065 return you should check
the box Final.

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      04-05-2010, 07:05 PM
"removeps-" <removeps-> wrote:
> 20vtguy <20vt...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> We want to file a final return for our partnership. It is
>> general partnership with just me and my friend. We have not
>> done any business this year and not much last year. We filed a
>> 1065 for 2008. Do we simply file a 1065 for 2009 and mark it
>> final or do we have to file a 1065 for 2010 as well and mark it
>> final instead.

>
> Not sure about your state, but in California: You have to file
> a certificate of dissolution with the secretary of state


A general partnership is not required to, but may do so. Under some
circumstances it is to the partners' advantage to do so.

> So assuming you attempt to dissolve your LLC this year, you have
> to pay $800 tax for 2010, and file a tax return for 2010 by
> 4/15/2011,


He said general partnership, not LLC, or even a limited partnership,
which is what your information applies to.

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