IRS Introduces New Disclosure, Consent and Notice Procedures to Govern the Electronic Delivery of 2011 Schedules K-1 by Partnerships, Including Many Hedge Funds and Hedge Fund Managers

On February 13, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new procedures for partnerships to provide Schedules K-1 to their partners electronically.  Among other things, the new procedures introduce rigorous consent and disclosure procedures that govern the electronic delivery of Schedules K-1 by partnerships, including limited partnerships, such as many hedge funds and hedge fund managers.  As such, hedge funds and hedge fund managers that wish to provide electronic delivery of their Schedules K-1 to fund investors or partners in the management company, respectively, should promptly and carefully evaluate the new procedures and their potential impact on the processes they are currently following to obtain consent to electronic delivery of such Schedules K-1.  In a guest article, Roger Wise and Kenneth Wear, Partner and Associate, respectively, at K&L Gates LLP, discuss the mechanics and implications of the new K-1 procedures.

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