What is a Partnership Return?

The LLC or Series LLC has the easiest tax returns for a single member. It’s a “pass through entity,” which means all of the income from the company can be reported on your personal income tax return.

You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars to a CPA to file a business return. Great news!

This is also true for your spouse filing jointly. This can make tax preparation a lot easier.

Some states have specific tax rules regarding multi-member LLCs. For example, if you and a partner have an LLC, you may need to file a partnership return. This is a separate return for the business itself. You need a good CPA who knows about real estate investing to help you make sure you’re doing it right.

Also note: In some cases, an LLC can be taxed as a corporation. In some cases, it makes sense to have your LLC taxed as an S Corps.

Scott Royal Smith is an asset protection attorney and long-time real estate investor. He's on a mission to help fellow investors free their time, protect their assets, and create lasting wealth.