What it is:
Form 1065 is part of Schedule K-1. You may have heard of the K-1 -- it is the form that reports from a partnership and is sent to the partners so they can include that income on their personal tax returns if necessary. This an important , because partnerships rarely are taxable -- their income usually flows through to the partners themselves.
How it works (Example):
Let's say John Doe and Jane Smith operate a partnership that sells widgets. When tax time rolls around, they have their accountant fill out an Form 1065 to report the partnership's net profits and tax liability, if any. The form also indicates what percentage of those profits, liabilities and expenses are associated with John's ownership and which are associated with Jane's.
Why it Matters:
Form 1065 is anform used to report , , losses, deductions and associated with partnerships.