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BLOG: Surge in BBA Partnership Audits Expected in 2022

January 11, 2022,

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that the first audits conducted under the Bipartisan Budget Act Centralized Partnership Audit Regime (BBA) are wrapping up, with assessments recently issued or forthcoming.  Although the BBA only became mandatory for the 2018 tax year, taxpayers could elect into the BBA regime for the 2016 and 2017 tax years.  Over the past year, the IRS has stressed that partnership audits would be a priority for the agency going forward.  To that end, it has hired at least 50 partnership audit specialists to staff its new Large Partnership Compliance Program and revised its internal audit guidelines

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