To calculate a partner's share of the profit or loss, follow the steps below:
Calculate the total profit or loss for the partnership.
Deduct any guaranteed payments from the total profits or losses.
Assume that the profits or losses occurred at a uniform rate throughout the year.
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.
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.
John, Mary, and David were partners sharing in profits and losses in the proportions of 2/9, 3/9, and 4/9 respectively.
During the partnership taxable year which ended June 30, 1987, the partnership profit amounted to $15,000.
John died October 15, 1986.
John had a guaranteed payment of $2,400 a year because of an investment in the business.
Deducting John's share because of the capital interest (guaranteed payment) leaves $12,600 or $1,050 per month.
John is entitled to 2/9 of $1,050 for 4 months or $933.33.
John is also entitled to 4/12 of the $2,400 guaranteed payment because of the interest in the business.
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.