McDonald Hopkins holds discussion on new IRS partnership audit regulations

CLEVELAND, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 17, McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, held a discussion regarding the upcoming changes relating to new regulations promulgated by the IRS that become effective on Jan. 1, 2018 concerning the new centralized audit rules for partnership and LLCs.

McDonald Hopkins LLC. (PRNewsFoto/McDonald Hopkins LLC)

The event, Death of the Tax Matters Partner: What Owners of Partnerships and LLCs Need to Know About New Rules, was moderated by David Kall with David Ebersole and Michelle Rood Gearity serving as panelists. During the discussion, Kall, Ebersole and Gearity provided insightful information on the new IRS tax regime and answered questions regarding the new audit regime, the end to the familiar tax matters partner role and the birth of the new partnership representative. The event also covered what will happen if partnerships and LLCs do not amend their agreements and are then audited by the IRS.

To further assist partnerships and LLCs minimize any potential negative impact from the new rules; McDonald Hopkins has created two new programs, the McDonald Hopkins Partnership and LLC Amendment Program and McDonald Hopkins Partnership Representative Specialists. In addition to the new services, McDonald Hopkins has also created a partnership audit services page on their website, which provides informative content on the program, the implementation process and any subsequent updates.     

The Business Hour event can be viewed by visiting McDonald Hopkins' video page on their website.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.348.5733

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