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WFB
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AT Risk or Not at Risk

I invest in Energy Transfer Partners LP .  Is my investment At Risk or Not At Risk for income tax purposes ?

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HelenC12
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AT Risk or Not at Risk

Yes, you are 'at risk' if you could lose your money and/or property that you put into a business (Limited Partnership).

 

Amounts not at risk include nonrecourse financing, or guarantees or agreements that limit the losses of the taxpayer. 

 

Additional info: IRS Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations

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HelenC12
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AT Risk or Not at Risk

Yes, you are 'at risk' if you could lose your money and/or property that you put into a business (Limited Partnership).

 

Amounts not at risk include nonrecourse financing, or guarantees or agreements that limit the losses of the taxpayer. 

 

Additional info: IRS Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations

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WFB
Returning Member

AT Risk or Not at Risk

The only way I invested in Energy Partners Lp is by purchasing what they call units which is like buying common stock in a publicly traded company . Is my investment then still At Risk or then Not At Risk ? I did not buy into Energy Partners LP directly.

LudwigVan_fan
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AT Risk or Not at Risk

In very simplified terms, you are at risk for the amount you invested.  Publicly Traded Partnership?  Treated as a corporation under IRC Section 7704?

 

Also, if there is a loss, you may not be able to deduct the loss because of passive activity rules.

 

Link to Pub 925...At risk limits begin on page 12

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p925.pdf

 

 

 

 

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