-- The IRS is providing limited transition relief for certain partnerships and other pass-through entities. Section 470 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 generally bars a deduction for "tax-exempt use losses" on "tax-exempt use property," where there are leases of property in sale-in, lease-out transactions involving tax-exempt entities. It is generally applicable to leases entered into after March 12, 2004. In Notice 2005-29, the IRS indicated that it would not apply Section 470 to partnerships or other pass-through entities for taxable years beginning before Jan. 1, 2005, for property treated as tax-exempt use property solely because of the application of Section 168(h)(6). Section 168(h)(6) provides that if any property that isn't otherwise "tax-exempt use property" under Section 168(h) is owned by a partnership that has both a tax-exempt entity and a person who isn't a tax-exempt entity as partners, and any allocation to the tax-exempt entity of partnership items isn't a qualified allocation, an amount equal to the tax-exempt entity's proportionate share of the property generally is treated as tax-exempt use property.

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