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dreifert
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

 
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ToddL
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

No, you would not enter all the numbers (Boxes 8 through 20) in both K-1s. 

I believe the best approach is to enter the information in Boxes 8 through 20 on the K-1 that reports the Box 2 amount, and report only the Box 1 amount on the other K-1. 

The administrative information ( Part I - Information about the Partnership, Part II - Information about the Partner) go on both K-1s, with one exception - Section J (Partner's Share of Profit, Loss and Capital) does not go on both K-1s.

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ToddL
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

No, you would not enter all the numbers (Boxes 8 through 20) in both K-1s. 

I believe the best approach is to enter the information in Boxes 8 through 20 on the K-1 that reports the Box 2 amount, and report only the Box 1 amount on the other K-1. 

The administrative information ( Part I - Information about the Partnership, Part II - Information about the Partner) go on both K-1s, with one exception - Section J (Partner's Share of Profit, Loss and Capital) does not go on both K-1s.

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couryj
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Thank you for your reply but I have a follow-up question. You state Section J of the admin info (Partner's Share of Profit, Loss, and Capital) does not go on both K-1s. Since that's the case, which K-1 do you include this information? The K-1 reporting Box 1 amount or Box 2 amount? THANK YOU!
sailorboyheng
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Would like to know the answer to this too!
Smarc
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Put the section J info on the K-1 that best fits the main business function.  In other words, if it’s a real estate rental business, put everything on the K-1 with Line 2. It’s a primarily a regular business, put it all on the K-1 with Line 1.  It really doesn’t matter which one it goes on, you just want it entered only once, on one K-1 or the other. You’re doing this to solve TurboTax’s entry glitch, not the IRS’s.

The reason to put it in the K-1 most like the main function of the business is that in future years you may wind up with only a Line 1 or a Line 2 entry and won’t need that extra K-1.  
LindaS1
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

This is great information, thank you! Really appreciate you breaking it down to the why's (Steve Marc). I do have one extra question and Steve Marc since you responded 1 hour ago I'm hoping you will see this... The above says to not include Section J on both K-1 entries into TT.  This seems to cover Partner's share of profit, loss and capital... does that mean it extends to Part II section K and L? Those seem to be linked in concept/info.  Thank you!!!  
LindaS1
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Sorry, accidentally posted a duplicate question. Question above still in play, but ignore this comment please.
Smarc
Level 3

I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Yes, K and L should only be on one of your K-1s, you don’t want to double enter any of those.  Remember, the IRS already has that K-1, your just entering it on two K-1s because TurboTax can’t handle a K-1 with both Lines 1 and 2 entered.
LindaS1
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Thank you so much Steve Marc, been searching the question database for answers on that specific section. That makes sense.
LindaS1
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

So what do I do if I did put that info on both K-1 entries in Turbo Tax for one K-1 in previous years? Does anyone know if I need to file amended returns?
Smarc
Level 3

I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

If it’s only the K and L info it won’t matter, because that is just your capital account, not your tax basis.  If you entered all of the other lines, like income and the deductions in the later lines, then you may have paid too much or too little tax.
LindaS1
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I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Okay, thank you. That helps a lot because it appears we have had some double entries on section J, K and L (and sometimes no entry) but the Part III (income and deduction) entries have only been entered once.  Thank you for saving me a lot of time and headache.
Smarc
Level 3

I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Just a clarification also on your capital account vs your tax basis.  The capital account is the partnership reconciling your account with what is on the books, but not on the K-1 yet, just like balancing a checkbook, you don’t use that number as your basis because there may be something in that reconciliation that will actually hit next years K-1.
Also, your tax basis can include recourse, non-recourse, and qualified non-recourse financing, plus your capital you contributed, plus K-1 earnings, minus K-1 deductions, minus distributions.  You deduct losses if you have enough tax basis.  Your tax basis can never go below zero.  Your capital account usually won’t add financing into the figures.
But before you take that loss, you also have to check your at risk limitations. You have to look back at financing and add only the financing you are personally at risk for. Recourse and Non-recourse financing usually doesn’t count unless you signed for the loan.  Qualified non-recourse (like real estate loans) usually do.
Then you have to apply the passive activity limitations, in other words, losses on a K-1 that you are not actively or materially participating in can only be offset by profits from another passive activity, or are carried forward to a future year.  Don’t worry about passive losses, TurboTax handles those calculations and carry forwards.
But TurboTax does not calculate your tax basis, so just keep a running spreadsheet for those numbers in case you’re ever audited.
LindaS1
New Member

I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

Thank you for the additional clarification.  I think I need to go back and look at some definitions to fully grasp what I need to do going forward.  Really appreciate you taking the extra time to try to make some sense out of all this - I'm sure it's not as complicated as I'm making it.
Smarc
Level 3

I have numbers in both box 1 & 2 of my k-1 so i will file two k-1's . do I then use ALL of the numbers in all of the other boxes of the k-1 for both filings or just one

No, it’s confusing because the IRS makes it confusing!  I’ve just had to grind through it to figure it out. But if you’ve kept your old K-1s figuring your tax basis will be relatively easy, and then just add the new numbers each year to your spreadsheet.
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