This textbook breaks the complex world of partnership taxation into manageable groupings. Within each group the topics are presented in an organized and easy-to-follow manner. Each topic covered includes numerous examples and practice tips and raises questions about the actual application of specific rules. At the end of each grouping, students are encouraged to bridge the gap between the technical rules and real-life application by applying the rules to a comprehensive fact pattern. The second edition incorporates the latest information on the treatment of start up expenses, the special allocation rules, and qualified joint ventures. It also includes a series of practitioner checklists.