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Partnership Tax & K-1 Info

In an effort to help the environment and reduce printing/mailing costs, Buckeye Partners offers the option to sign up for electronic delivery of BPL K-1’s. The paperless K-1 election can be made online at: www.taxpackagesupport.com/buckeye.  If electronic delivery is elected,  paper copies via mail will cease and email notifications will be sent when K-1’s are available online.

Tax Information Regarding 2018 K-1s and Impact of IRS Notice 2019-46 Related to GILTI Income

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Schedule K-1 Tax Information

Buckeye Partners, L.P. Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) tax packages are typically mailed during the second week of March. Unitholders who need copies of their K-1, or who need to report corrections to their ownership schedules, address changes, or other K-1 related information should contact:

Buckeye K-1 Support

PO Box 799060
Dallas, TX 75379
972-248-5395 (Fax)

The Schedule K-1 tax package is available on-line at https://www.taxpackagesupport.com/buckeye. This site allows investors to retrieve their K-1 tax information for printing or downloading into TurboTax.


Partnership Characteristics

As a publicly traded partnership, Buckeye Partners, L.P. differs in several ways from stock corporations:

  • A partner in a publicly traded partnership owns units of the partnership rather than shares of stock and receives cash distributions rather than dividends. The cash distributions are not taxable as long as the partner's tax basis in the partnership exceeds zero.

  • Generally, a corporation is subject to federal and state income taxes but a partnership is not. All of the income, gains, losses and deductions of a partnership are passed through to its partners who are required to show their allocated share of these amounts on their personal income tax returns.

  • While a holder of corporate stock receives a Form 1099 each year detailing required tax data, a unitholder of a partnership receives a tax reporting package including substitute Schedule K-1 and other forms to file with their income tax return. This tax reporting package shows a partner's allocable share of the partnership's income, gains, losses and deductions.

  • Compared to a corporate form of organization, the partnership form enables Buckeye to distribute to investors a greater percentage of cash generated by the business.