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MLPA Welcomes Opportunity to Testify Before Internal Revenue Service

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MLPA Comments on IRS Proposed
7704(d)(1)(E) Regulations

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MLPA Comments to Senate Finance Committee -
Business Income Tax Reform Working Group

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  • MLPA Comments on the Implementation of the New Partnership Audit Regime Enacted as Part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

    In response to the IRS' Notice 2016-23, the Master Limited Partnership Association (“MLPA”) submitted comments on the implementation of section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-74 (the “BBA Partnership Audit and Adjustment Provisions”). MLPA's full comments can...
    News Article | May 3, 2016
  • Op-ed: MLPs to Play Important Role in Midstream Energy’s Future

    From the May 2016 issue of Natural Gas & Electricity Journal:
    News Article | May 1, 2016
  • Op-ed: MLPs Seek Regulation Clarity

    From the January issue of Midstream Business Magazine:  
    News Article | January 18, 2016
  • MLPA Welcomes Opportunity to Testify Before Internal Revenue Service

    Washington, D.C. – October 27, 2015 – The Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA) was pleased to testify today before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to discuss recently proposed regulations to limit the activities that could be conducted by master limited...
    News Article | October 27, 2015
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    Just the Facts

    Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are primarily businesses engaged in energy and natural resource activities (production, pipelines, storage, refining and processing, terminal facilities, etc.). The structure - narrowly defined by Congress in 1987 - enables qualifying businesses to raise capital from a broad base of investors by utilizing public equity markets and to organize as flow-through tax entities.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

    The United States and Canada will require a total of $641 billion – or nearly $30 billion per year – in natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure investment by 2035.

    ICF International | INGAA Foundation Report

    MLPs are currently an integral way our nation's private sector finances the infrastructure needed to fully utilize newly discovered domestic energy resources - leading to greater energy independence for the United States - and to ensure that a wide variety of energy products make their way efficiently and safely from the production fields to American homes, businesses and communities.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

    Midstream energy MLPs support approximately 323,000 U.S. jobs, both directly and through supply chain linkage, and will pay cumulative wages totaling $147 billion.

    Quantria Strategies LLC | MLP Economic Analysis (2012)

    The vast majority of MLP investors are individual investors, who invest both directly and through MLP funds. A high proportion of these are seniors who rely on MLPs to help fund their retirement.

    MLPA | Member Surveys

    Over 25 years ago, Congress examined whether MLPs should continue to be taxed as partnerships or pay corporate tax. It decided that while MLPs were not appropriate for all industries, certain ones including the energy industry should maintain their ability to attract investor capital through the use of the MLP structure, which is vital to our country's well-being.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

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    Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA)

    4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 815
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Phone: (703) 822-4995
    Fax: (703) 842-8333

    For legislative and regulatory inquiries:
    Mary Lyman
    For billing and membership information:
    Don Wainwright
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