Kaye Scholer LLP, David A. Sausen, Willys H. Schneider and Zeno Houston:  “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the Budget Act), which was signed into law on November 2, 2015, has dramatically reformed how the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will assess and collect taxes from partnerships, including limited liability companies (LLCs) treated as partnerships for tax purposes. . . . Accordingly, absent the exercise of an election as described below, the New Audit Rules can result in the imposition of an entity-level tax on the partnership as a result of audit adjustments. This heralds a significant change from the existing partnership audit procedures”

The authors state:

All partnerships will need to consider appropriate revisions to existing partnership agreements—preferably, long in advance of the Effective Date