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Fillable Form 1065 (2020)

Form 1065 is used to report the income of every domestic partnership in U.S. Partnerships file an information return to report their income, gains, losses, deductions, credits, etc.

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What is Form 1065?

Form 1065 or the U.S. Return of Partnership Income, is a tax document issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used to declare the profits, losses, deductions, and credits of a business partnership.

What is a partnership?

The Internal Revenue Service defines a partnership as two or more people who are involved in a trade or business together. Each individual contributes money, skill, labor, or property, and the partners are expected to receive the economic benefits and losses.

Who must fill out Form 1065?

  • All domestic partnerships must fill out this form. Limited liability corporations (LLCs) that are located in the United States and are classified as domestic partnerships must also fill out Form 1065.
  • Foreign partnerships that gain income in the United States are also required to fill out this form. However, in 2018 it was declared that foreign partnerships that earn $20,000 in the U.S. or partnerships that receive less than 1% of their income in the U.S may not fill out this form.
  • Non-profit religious organizations are also required to fill out this form. They must present that profits were given to its members as dividends, regardless of whether the profits were distributed.

NOTES

Before filling out Form 1065, partnerships must obtain information from the following documents:

  • Form 4562: Depreciation and Amortization
  • Form 1125-A: Cost of Goods Sold
  • Form 4797: Sale of Business Property
  • Copies of any Form 1099 issued by the partnership
  • Form 8918: Material Advisor Disclosure Statement
  • Form 114: Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Disclosure Statement
  • Form 3520: Annual Return to Report Transactions with Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts

Form 1065 also requires a partnership to present significant information about its financial status.The form also requires you to provide financial information such as gross receipts or sales, deductions and operating expenses such as rent, employee salaries or wages, bad debts, interest on business related loans, and other costs that provide information on the financial status of the partnership.

This form also requires information about the partners and the stake that each partner owns by percentage.

In filling out this form, do not enter false or misleading information to avoid penalties that may result in imprisonment. You are assured that all the information you will enter is under the stipulations of the Privacy Act.

FOR SECTIONS THAT ASK YOU TO ‘SEE INSTRUCTIONS’, YOU MAY VISIT THE IRS OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SEARCH FOR FORM 1065. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU.

THIS FORM IS FOR YEAR 2020.

How to fill out Form 1065?

Page 1

Calendar year

Enter the month in 2020 when the report starts and the month and year when it ends.

A. Principal Business Activity

Enter the partnership’s principal business activity.

B. Principal product or service

Enter the partnership’s principal product or service.

C. Business code number

Enter the partnership’s business code number.

Name of partnership

Enter the name of the partnership.

Number, street, and room or suite no.

Enter the number, street, and room or suite no. of the address of the partnership. If a P.O.box. See further instructions.

City or town, state or province, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code

Enter the city or town, state or province, country and ZIP or foreign postal code.

D. Employer identification number

Enter your employer’s identification number.

E. Date business started

Enter the date when the business started.

F. Total Assets

Enter the amount of the total assets of the business.

G. Check the boxes that apply

You are given options that you may choose from. The options given are initial return, final return, name change, address change, and amended return.

H. Accounting method

You may choose the accounting method that the partnership uses. The options given are cash, accrual, and if the method use is not present on the form, specify the method.

I. Number of Schedules K-1

This field requires you to attach one for each person who was a partner at any time during a tax year. Enter the tax year.

J. Schedules C and M-3

If these documents are attached check the box.

K. Partnership activities

Check the provided boxes if partnership aggregated activities for section 465 at-risk purposes and grouped activities for section 469 passive activity purposes.

Note for next section: Include only trade and business income and expenses on lines 1a through 22. See instructions for more information.

INCOME

1a. Gross receipts or sales

Enter the gross receipts or sales on all trade or business operations.

1b. Returns and allowances

Enter the amount of all returns and allowances.

1c. Difference

Subtract line 1b from 1a. Enter the difference.

2. Cost of goods sold

Enter the amount of goods sold. Attach Form 1125-A

3. Gross profit

Enter the amount of gross profit.

4. Ordinary income (loss) from other partnerships, estates, and trusts

Enter the amount of ordinary income or loss from other partnerships, estates, and trusts. Attach the statements.

5. Net farm profit (loss)

Enter the amount of net farm profit or loss. Attach Schedule F or Form 1040.

6. Net gain (loss)

Enter the amount of net gain. Attach the statement.

7. Other income (loss)

Enter the amount of other income or loss. Attach the statement.

8. Total Income (loss)

Add up the amounts from line 3 to 7 and enter it on this line.

DEDUCTIONS

9. Salaries and wages (other than to partners)

Enter the amount of salaries and wages less employment credits.

10. Guaranteed payments to partners

Enter the amount of guaranteed payments to partners.

11. Repairs and maintenance

Enter the amount of repairs and maintenance.

12. Bad debts

Enter the amount of bad debts.

13. Rent

Enter the amount of rent.

14. Taxes and licenses

Enter the amount of taxes and licenses.

15. Interest

Enter the amount of interest. Include only the interest incurred on the trade or business activities of the partnership.

16a. Depreciation

Enter the amount of depreciation. Attach Form 4562 if required.

16b. Less depreciation reported on Form 1125-A and anywhere on the return.

Enter the amount of less depreciation reported.

16c. Difference

Enter the difference between 16a and 16b.

17. Depletion

Enter the amount of depletion but do not include oil and gas depletion.

18. Retirement plans, etc.

Enter the amount planned for retirement or other related plans.

19. Employee benefit programs

Enter the amount provided for employee benefit programs.

20. Other deductions

Enter the amount of other deductions and attach statements.

21. Total deductions

Enter the total amount of deductions from lines 9 through 20.

22. Ordinary business income (loss)

Subtract line 21 from line 8. Enter the amount.

TAX AND PAYMENT

23. Interest due under the look-back method—completed long term contracts

Enter the amount of interest due under the look-back method, completed long-term contracts. Attach Form 8697.

24. Interest due under the look-back method—income forecast method

Enter the amount of interest due under the look-back method, income forecast method. Attach Form 8866.

25. BBA AAR imputed underpayment

Enter the amount of the BBA AAR imputed underpayment. Fill out this line if the partnership is filing an AAR electronically and chooses to pay the imputed underpayment.

26. Other taxes

Payments made other than those listed above may have to be made with this form. Enter the amount on this line and attach the statement that identifies the purpose of the payment.

27. Total balance due

Enter the total amount from lines 23 through 26.

28. Payment

Enter the amount of any prepayments that are related to lines 23 to 26.

29. Amount owed

Enter the amount owed if the amount in line 28 is less than the amount in line 27.

30. Overpayment

Enter overpayment if the amount in line 28 is greater than the amount in line 27.

Signature

Provide your signature. A partner or limited liability company member may sign.

Date

Enter the date when this form is being filled out.

Mark YES if the IRS may discuss this return with the preparer, mark NO if the IRS may not.

THIS SECTION IS FOR PAID PREPARER USE ONLY.

Preparer’s name

Enter your name.

Preparer’s signature

Provide your signature.

Date

Enter the date when the preparer signs this form.

Self-employment

Mark the box if you are self-employed.

Firm’s name

Enter the name of your firm.

Firm’s address

Enter the address of the firm.

PTIN

Enter the PTIN.

Firm’s EIN

Enter the firm’s EIN.

Phone number

Enter your phone number.

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Schedule B Other Information

1. Type of entity

Identify the type of your partnership from the following options:

a. Domestic general partnership

b. Domestic limited partnership

c. Domestic limited liability company

d. Domestic limited liability partnership

e. Foreign partnership

f. If the type of entity is not among the options, specify the type.

2. End of tax year

a. Mark YES if any foreign or domestic corporation, partnership, including any entity treated as a partnership, trust, or tax-exempt organization, or any foreign government own 50% interest or more in the profit, loss, or capital of the partnership. If you mark YES, attach Schedule B-1. Mark NO if entity does not own 50% interest.

b. Mark YES if any individual or estate directly or indirectly own 50% or more in the profit, loss, or capital of the partnership. If you mark YES, attach Schedule B-1. Mark NO if any entity does not directly or indirectly own 50%.

3. Information about end of tax year of the partnership

a. Mark YES if the partnership owns directly 20% or more, or own, directly or indirectly, 50% or more of the total voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote of any foreign or domestic corporation. Mark NO if otherwise.

If you mark YES on this question, provide the following information:

(i) Name of corporation

(ii) Employer identification number (if available)

(iii) Country of incorporation

(iv) Percentage owned in voting stock

b. Mark YES if the partnership directly owns 20% or more, or own, directly or indirectly, 50% or more in the profit, loss, or capital in any foreign or domestic partnership including any entity treated as a partnership or in beneficial interest of a trust. Mark NO if otherwise.

If you mark YES on this question, provide the following information:

(i) Name of entity

(ii) Employer identification number (if available)

(iii) Type of entity

(iv) Country of organization

(v) Maximum percentage owned in profit, loss, or capital

4. Conditions

a. Mark YES if the partnership’s total receipt from the tax year were less than $250,000. Mark NO if otherwise.

b. Mark YES if the partnership’s total assets at the end of the tax year were less than $1 million. Mark NO if otherwise.

c. Mark YES if Schedules K-1 are filed with the return and furnished to the partners on or before the due date, including extensions, for the partnership return. Mark NO if otherwise.

d. Mark YES if the partnership is not filing and is not required to file Schedule M-3. If you mark YES, the partnership is not required to complete Schedules L, M-1 and M-2; item F on Page 1 of Form 1065; or item L on Schedule K-1. Mark NO if otherwise.

5. Mark YES if the partnership is a publicly traded partnership. Mark NO if otherwise.

6. Mark YES if the partnership had any debt that was canceled, forgiven, or had terms modified in order to reduce the principal amount of the debt during the tax year. Mark NO if otherwise.

7. Mark YES if this partnership filed or is required to file Form 8918, to provide information on any reportable transaction. Mark NO if otherwise.

8. Mark YES if the partnership, at any time during the calendar year 2020, had an interest in or a signature of other authority over a financial account in a foreign country. Mark NO if otherwise.

9. Mark YES if the partnership at any point of the during the tax year, receive a distribution form, or was a grantor of, or transferor to, a foreign trust. If you mark YES, the partnership might have to file Form 3520. Mark NO if otherwise.

10a. Mark YES if the partnership is making, or previously made and not revoked a section 754 election. Mark NO if otherwise.

10b. Mark YES if the partnership made an optional basis adjustment under section 743b or 734b this year. If you mark YES, attach a statement showing the computation and allocation of the basis adjustment. Mark NO if otherwise.

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10c. Mark YES if the partnership is required to adjust the basis of partnership assets under section 743b or 734b because of a substantial built-in loss or reduction. If you mark YES, attach a statement showing the computation and allocation of the basis adjustment. Mark NO if otherwise.

11. Check the box if the partnership, during the current or prior tax year, distributed any property received in a like-kind exchange or contributed such property to another entity. Do not include disregarded entities wholly owned by the partnership throughout the tax year.

12. Mark YES if the partnership, during the tax year, distribute to any partner a tenancy in-common or other undivided interest in partnership property. Mark NO if otherwise.

13. Enter the number of Forms 8858 attached if the partnership is required to file Form 8858.

14. Mark YES if the partnership has foreign partners. If you mark YES, enter the number of Forms 8805 filed for this partnership.

15. Enter the number of Form 5471 attached to this return.

16a. Mark YES if the partnership made payments during the calendar year 2020 that required you to file Form 1099. Mark NO if otherwise.

16b. If you mark YES on line 16a, have you or will you file required Form(s) 1099. Mark YES if you have or will file said form, mark NO if otherwise.

17. Enter the number of Forms 5471 attached to this return.

18. In this line, provide the number of partners that are foreign governments under section 892.

19. Mark YES if the partnership, during its tax year, make any payments that would require it to file Form 1042 and 1042-S. Mark NO if otherwise.

20. Mark YES if the partnership is a specified domestic entity required to file Form 8938 for the tax year. Mark NO if otherwise.

21. Mark YES if the partnership is a section 721(c) partnership. Mark NO if otherwise.

22. Mark YES if the partnership, during the tax year, paid or accrued any interest or royalty for which one or more partners are not allowed a deduction. If you mark YES, enter the total amount of disallowed deductions. Mark NO if otherwise.

23. Mark YES if the partnership had an election for any real property trade or business or any farming business in effect during the tax year. Mark NO if otherwise.

24. Mark YES if the partnership satisfies one or more of the following conditions.

a. Does the partnership own a pass-through entity with the current, or prior year carryover, excess business interest expense.

b. Does the partnership’s aggregate average annual gross receipts for the next 3 tax years preceding the current tax year are more than $26 million and the partnership has business interest.

c. Is the partnership a tax shelter, and does the partnership have business interest expense? If the partnership satisfy this condition, fill out and attach Form 8990.

25. Mark YES if the partnership is electing out of the centralized partnership audit regime. If you mark YES, the partnership must fill out Schedule B-2. Enter the total amount from Schedule B-2, Part III, line 3. If you mark NO, complete the next section.

Designation of Partnership Representative

Name of PR

Enter the name of partnership representative.

U.S. address of PR

Enter the U.S. address of PR.

U.S. phone number of PR.

Provide the U.S. phone number of PR.

If PR is an entity

Enter the name of the designated individual for the PR.

U.S. address of designated individual

Enter the address of the designated individual.

U.S. phone number of designated individual

Provide the U.S. phone number of the designated individual.

26. Mark YES if the partnership is attaching Form 8996 to certify as a Qualified Opportunity Fund. If you mark YES, enter the amount from Form 8996, line 16. Mark NO if otherwise.

27. Enter the number of foreign partners subject to section 864(c)(8) as a result of transferring all or a portion of an interest in the partnership or of receiving a distribution from the partnership.

28. Mark YES if the partnership, during the tax year, had any transfers to its partners subject to the disclosure requirements of Regulations section 1.707-8. Mark NO if otherwise.

29. Mark YES if your partnership’s properties constituting a trade or business, was acquired substantially either directly or indirectly by a foreign corporation and if the ownership percentage either by vote or value, greater than 50%. If you mark YES, list the ownership percentage by vote and by value. Mark NO if otherwise.

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Schedule K Partner’s Distributive Share Items

Income (Loss)

1. Ordinary business income (loss)

Enter the total amount of ordinary business income or loss.

2. Net rental real estate income (loss)

Enter the total amount of net rental real estate income or loss. Attach Form 8825.

3a. Other gross rental income (loss)

Enter the amount of other gross rental income or loss.

3b. Expenses from other rental activities

Enter the amount of expenses from other rental activities. Attach statement.

3c. Other net rental income (loss)

Subtract the amount in line 3b from the amount in line 3a.

4. Guaranteed payments

4a. Services

Enter the amount of services provided.

4b. Capital

Enter the amount of capital.

4c. Total

Compute for the sum of the amount in line 4a and line 4b.

5. Interest Income

Enter the amount of interest income.

6. Dividends and dividend equivalents

6a. Ordinary Dividends

Enter the amount of ordinary dividends.

6b. Qualified Dividends

Enter the amount of qualified dividends.

6c. Dividend Equivalents

Enter the amount of dividend equivalents.

7. Royalties

Enter the amount of royalties.

8. Net short-term capital gain (loss)

Enter the amount of net short-term capital gain or loss. Attach Schedule D.

9a. Net long-term capital gain (loss)

Enter the amount of net long-term capital gain or loss. Attach Schedule D.

9b. Collectibles (28%) gain (loss)

Enter 28% of the amount of collectibles gain or loss.

9c. Unrecaptured section 1250 gain

Enter the amount of unrecaptured gain under section 1250. Attach statement.

10. Net section 1231 gain (loss)

Enter the amount of the net gain or loss under section 1231. Attach Form 4797.

11. Other income (loss)

Enter the amount of other income or losses.

Deductions

12. Section 179 deduction

Enter the amount of deductions under section 179. Attach Form 4562.

13a. Contributions

Enter the amount of contributions.

13b. Investment interest expense

Enter the amount of investment interest expense

13c. Section 59(e)(2) expenditures

Enter the type of expenditure and the amount.

13d. Other deductions

Enter the type of deductions and the amount.

Self-Employment

14a. Net earnings (loss) from self-employment

Enter the amount of net earnings or loss from self-employment.

14b. Gross farming or fishing income

Enter the amount of gross farming or fishing income.

14c. Gross nonfarm income

Enter the amount of gross nonfarm income.

Credits

15a. Low-income housing credit (Section 42(j)(5))

Enter the amount of low-income housing credit under section 42(j)(5)

15b. Low-income housing credit (other)

Enter the amount of low-income housing credit from other sources.

15c. Qualified rehabilitation expenditures (rental real estate)

Enter the amount of qualified rehabilitation expenditures. Attach Form 3468 if applicable.

15d. Other real estate credits

Enter the type of other real estate credits and the amount.

15e. Other rental credits

Enter the type of other rental credits and the amount.

15f. Other credits

Enter the type of other credits and the amount.

Foreign transactions

16a. Name of country or U.S. possession

Enter the name of country or U.S. possession.

16b. Gross income from all sources

Enter the amount of gross income gained from all sources.

16c. Gross income sourced at partnership level

Enter the amount of gross income sourced at partnership level.

Foreign gross income sourced at partnership level

16d. Reserved for future use

Enter the amount of gross income reserved for future use.

16e. Foreign branch category

Enter the amount under foreign branch category.

16f. Passive category

Enter the amount under passive category.

16g. General Category

Enter the amount under general category.

16h. Other

Enter the amount under other categories. Attach statement.

Deductions allocated and apportioned at partner level.

16i. Interest expense

Enter the amount of interest expense.

16j. Other

Enter other deductions.

Deductions allocated and apportioned at partnership level to foreign source income

16k. Reserved for future use

Enter the amount reserved for future use.

16l. Foreign branch category

Enter the amount under foreign branch category.

16m. Passive category

Enter the amount under passive category.

16n. General category

Enter the amount under general category.

16o. Other

Enter the amount under other categories. Attach statement.

16p. Total foreign taxes

You may choose from one of the following options: Paid or Accrued. Enter the amount.

16q. Reduction in taxes available for credit

Enter the amount of reduction in taxes available for credit. Attach statement.

16r. Other foreign tax information

Enter other foreign tax information. Attach statement.

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) items

17a. Post-1986 depreciation adjustment

Enter the amount of depreciation post-1986 adjustment.

17b. Adjusted gain or loss

Enter the amount of gain or loss adjusted.

17c. Depletion

Enter the amount of depletion other than oil and gas.

17d. Oil, gas, and geothermal properties--gross income

Enter the amount of gross income gained from oil, gas, and geothermal properties.

17e. Oil, gas, and geothermal properties--deductions

Enter the amount of deductions incurred from oil, gas, and geothermal properties.

17f. Other AMT items

Enter the amount of other AMT items. Attach statement.

Other information

18a. Tax-exempt interest income

Enter the amount of tax-exempt interest income.

18b. Other tax-exempt income

Enter the amount of other tax-exempt income.

18c. Nondeductible expenses

Enter the amount of nondeductible expenses.

19a. Distributions of cash and marketable securities

Enter the amount of distributions of cash and marketable securities.

19b. Distributions of other property

Enter the amount of distributions of other property.

20a. Investment income

Enter the amount of income from investment.

20b. Investment expenses

Enter the amount of expenses from investment.

20c. Other items and amounts

Enter other items and amounts. Attach statements.

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Analysis of Net Income (Loss)

1. Net income (loss)

Combine the amount from Schedule K, lines 1 through 11. After getting the sum of the amounts, subtract the sum of the amount from Schedule K, lines 12 through 13d and 16p.

2. Analysis by partner type

In this field, enter the portion of the amount for each type of partner.

Types of partner

  • General partners
  • Limited partners

(i) Corporate

(ii) Individual (active)

(iii) Individual (passive)

(iv) Partnership

(v) Exempt organization

(vi) Nominee (other)

Schedule L Balance Sheets per Books

In this section, you are required to enter the amount for the information required. You will be provided with a table. Enter the amount on the provided field. Enter amounts under ‘Beginning of tax year’ (a) (b) and ‘ End of tax year’ (c) (d).

Under ASSETS

1. Cash

2a. Trade notes and accounts receivable

b. Less allowance for bad debts

3. Inventories

4. U.S. government obligations

5. Tax-exempt securities

6. Other current assets (attach statement)

7a. Loans to partners (or persons related to partners)

b. Less accumulated depreciation

8. Other investments (attach statement)

9a. Buildings and other depreciable assets

b. Less accumulated depreciation

10a. Depletable Assets

b. Less accumulated depletion

11. Land (net of any amortization)

12a. Intangible assets (amortizable only)

b. Less accumulated depletion

13. Other assets (attach statement)

14. Total Assets

Compute for the amount of total assets

Under LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL

15. Accounts payable

16. Mortgages, notes, bonds payable in less than 1 year

17. Other current liabilities (attach statement)

18. All nonrecourse loans

19a. Loans from partners (or persons related to partners)

b. Mortgages, notes, bonds payable in 1 year or more

20. Other liabilities (attach statement)

21. Partner’s capital accounts

22. Total liabilities and capital

Compute for the total amount of liabilities and capital.

Schedule M-1 Reconciliation of Income (loss) per books with income (loss) per return

1. Net income (loss) per books

Enter the amount of net income or loss per book.

2. Income included on Schedule K, lines 1, 2, 3c, 5, 6a, 7, 8, 9a, 10, and 11 not recorded on books this year

Enter the amount of income from the lines indicated and itemize them.

3. Guaranteed payments

Enter the amount of guaranteed payments other than health insurance.

4. Expenses recorded on books this year not included on Schedule K, lines 1 through 13d, and 16p

Enter the amount of expenses recorded on books for this year that are not included on the lines indicated and itemize them.

5. Sum of the amounts from lines 1 through 4

Enter the amount of the computed sum from the amounts on lines 1 through 4.

6. Income recorded on books this year not included on Schedule K, lines 1 through 11

Enter the amount of income recorded on books for this year that are not included on the lines indicated and itemize them.

7. Deductions included on Schedule K, lines 1 through 13d, and 16p, not charged against book income this year

Enter the amount of deductions included on the lines indicated that were not charged against book income this year.

7a. Depreciation

Enter the amount of depreciation.

8. Sum of the amounts on lines 6 and 7

Enter the computed sum of the amounts on line 6 and 7.

9. Income (loss) (Analysis of Net Income (loss), line 1

Subtract the amount in line 8 from the amount in line 5.

Schedule M-2 Analysis of Partners’ Capital Accounts

1. Balance at beginning of year

Enter the balance of the partnership at the beginning of the year

2. Capital contributed

Enter the amount of capital contributed. For (a) Cash and (b) Property.

3. Net income (loss) per books

Enter the amount of net income or loss per books.

4. Other increases

Enter the amount of other increases and itemize them.

5. Sum of the amounts in lines 1 through 4

Enter the computed sum of the amounts in lines 1 through 4.

6. Distributions

Enter the amount of distributions. For (a) Cash and (b) Property.

7. Other decreases

Enter the amount of other decreases and itemize them.

8. Sum of the amounts on lines 6 and 7

Enter the computed sum of the amounts on line 6 and 7.

9. Balance at the end of the year

Subtract the amount in line 8 from the amount in line 5.

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