# 1204. How is income credited when a partner dies?

To calculate a partner's share of the profit or loss, follow the steps below:

1. Calculate the total profit or loss for the partnership.

2. Deduct any guaranteed payments from the total profits or losses.

3. Assume that the profits or losses occurred at a uniform rate throughout the year.

4. Multiply the monthly profit or loss from (A) by the number of months the partner was living, counting the month of death as a full month, and by the partner's proportional share in the partnership.

5. Add a proportion of the guaranteed payments equivalent to the number of months the partner was living during the taxable year.

Calculating partners' share of partnership when a partner dies.

1. John, Mary, and David were partners sharing in profits and losses in the proportions of 2/9, 3/9, and 4/9 respectively.

2. During the partnership taxable year which ended June 30, 1987, the partnership profit amounted to \$15,000.

3. John died October 15, 1986.

4. John had a guaranteed payment of \$2,400 a year because of an investment in the business.

5. Deducting John's share because of the capital interest (guaranteed payment) leaves \$12,600 or \$1,050 per month.

6. John is entitled to 2/9 of \$1,050 for 4 months or \$933.33.

7. John is also entitled to 4/12 of the \$2,400 guaranteed payment because of the interest in the business.

8. Adding \$800 to \$933.33 gives \$1,733.33 as John's distributive share of partnership earnings that is creditable for Social Security purposes for the year of John's death.