Jack and Sawyer start a business in the US state “Random island that has the ability to disappear and move and probably isn’t even in our dimension” wrote a partnership agreement that in part has the following clauses: 1) We will keep track of the capital account of our partnership interests in accordance with the regulations; 2) When one of our interests is liquidated, that partner must be paid any positive balance in his capital account; 3) If one of us owes money to the capital accounts after the partnership has been liquidated by any means then that partner will pay the partnership the amount owed at the time of liquidation; 4) Jack and Sawyer agree that Jack will receive 80% of the partnership’s tax-exempt income and Sawyer will receive the remaining 20% and all of the ordinary income.
You know that Jack is a doctor and in the 50% tax bracket (yes, these are made up future tax brackets), and that Sawyer is not making much money because he is in therapy recovering from years of fraud and deceit and is therefore in the 10% tax bracket. The partnership receives 100k in tax-exempt interest and 100k in ordinary income in Year 1.
You wonder why Jack and Sawyer think it is a good idea to enter in a business together, and with all that they have going on, why tax minimization is on their mind.
Are the provisions in the partnership agreement enforceable?
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