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May 2008

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Husband-and-Wife Joint Venture Election Does Not Apply to LLCs

In a recent posting to its Website, the IRS says that “a business owned and operated by the spouses through a limited liability company does not qualify for the new joint venture election offered to husband-and-wife partnerships.”1


The IRS then cites Revenue Procedure 2002-69 for the special rules that allow a husband-and-wife owned LLC to elect single-member status if, and only if, the LLC is in a community property state.


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