Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

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ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 424B3 on 02/01/2018
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Certain Additional Payments

We do not intend to treat the possibility of the payment of additional amounts described in “Description of the Notes—Optional Redemption,” as (i) giving rise to original issue discount or recognition of ordinary income on the sale or other taxable disposition of the notes or (ii) resulting in the notes being treated as contingent payment debt instruments under the applicable Treasury Regulations. It is possible that the IRS may take a different position, in which case a holder might be required to accrue interest at a higher rate than the stated interest rate and to treat as ordinary interest income any gain realized on the taxable disposition of the notes. The remainder of this discussion assumes that the notes are not contingent payment debt instruments.

U.S. Holders

The following summary applies to you only if you are a U.S. holder (as defined below).

Definition of a U.S. Holder

A “U.S. holder” is a beneficial owner of notes that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes:


    an individual citizen or resident of the United States;


    a corporation (or other entity classified as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any of its states or the District of Columbia;


    an estate, the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of the source of that income; or


    a trust, if, (i) a U.S. court is able to exercise primary supervision over the trust’s administration and one or more United States persons (within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code) have the authority to control all of the trust’s substantial decisions, or (ii) the trust has a valid election in effect under applicable Treasury Regulations to be treated as a United States person.

Taxation of Interest

Interest on your notes will be taxed as ordinary interest income. In addition:


    if you use the cash method of accounting for U.S. federal income tax purposes, you will have to include the interest on your notes in your gross income at the time that you receive the interest; and


    if you use the accrual method of accounting for U.S. federal income tax purposes, you will have to include the interest on your notes in your gross income at the time that the interest accrues.

Sale or Other Disposition of Notes

When you sell or otherwise dispose of your notes in a taxable transaction, you generally will recognize taxable gain or loss equal to the difference, if any, between:


    the amount realized on the sale or other disposition less any amount attributable to accrued interest, which will be taxable as ordinary interest income to the extent you have not previously included the accrued interest in income; and


    your adjusted tax basis in the notes.

Your adjusted tax basis in your notes generally will equal the amount you paid for the notes. Your gain or loss generally will be capital gain or loss and will be long-term capital gain or loss if at the time of the sale or other taxable disposition you have held the notes for more than one year. Subject to limited exceptions, your capital losses cannot be used to offset your ordinary income. If you are a non-corporate U.S. holder, your long- term capital gain currently is subject to preferential income tax rates.