|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 424B5 on 02/02/2018|
value of any other property received for the note. To the extent that any portion of the amount realized on a sale, redemption, exchange, retirement or other taxable disposition of a note is attributable to accrued but unpaid QSI on the note, this amount generally will be taxed in the same manner as described above in Interest Income and Original Issue Discount on the Notes. Assuming the interest payments on the notes are not deferred and that the notes are not treated as issued with OID, your adjusted tax basis in the note will generally equal the amount you paid for the note decreased by any amount received on the note other than payments of QSI. If the notes are treated as issued with OID, your adjusted tax basis in a note generally will be the initial purchase price, increased by OID previously includible in your gross income to the date of disposition and decreased by payments received on the note, other than payments of QSI. Any gain or loss will be long-term capital gain or loss if you held the note for more than one year at the time of the sale, redemption, exchange, retirement or other taxable disposition. Long-term capital gains of individuals, estates and trusts currently are eligible for reduced rates of U.S. federal income tax. The deductibility of capital losses may be subject to limitation.
Recent Tax Legislation
Pursuant to recently enacted legislation, for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, with respect to a debt instrument with market discount, and for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018, with respect to a debt instrument issued with OID, an accrual method taxpayer that reports revenues on an applicable financial statement generally must recognize income for U.S. federal income tax purposes no later than the taxable year in which such income is taken into account as revenue in the applicable financial statement of the taxpayer. For this purpose, an applicable financial statement generally means a financial statement certified as having been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or that is made on the basis of international financial reporting standards and which is used by the taxpayer for various specified purposes. This rule could potentially require such a taxpayer to recognize income for U.S. federal income tax purposes with respect to the notes prior to the time such income would be recognized pursuant to the rules described above. Potential investors in the notes should consult their tax advisors regarding the potential applicability of these rules to their investment in the notes.
Information Reporting and Backup Withholding
Information reporting generally will apply to payments of interest (and OID, if applicable) on, and the proceeds of the sale or other disposition (including a redemption, exchange or retirement) of, notes held by you, and backup withholding will apply to such payments unless you provide to the applicable withholding agent your taxpayer identification number, certified under penalties of perjury, as well as certain other information or otherwise establish an exemption from backup withholding. Backup withholding is not an additional tax. Any amount withheld under the backup withholding rules is allowable as a credit against your U.S. federal income tax liability, if any, and a refund may be obtained from the IRS if the amounts withheld exceed your actual U.S. federal income tax liability and you timely provide the required information or appropriate claim form to the IRS.
Additional Tax on Net Investment Income
An additional 3.8% tax applies to the net investment income of certain U.S. citizens and residents and to the undistributed net investment income of certain estates and trusts. Among other items, net investment income generally includes gross income from interest and net gain from the disposition of property, such as the notes, less certain deductions. Prospective investors are urged to consult their own tax advisors with respect to this additional tax and its applicability in their particular circumstances.
The following summary will apply to you if you are a non-U.S. holder of notes. You are a non-U.S. holder for purposes of this discussion if you are a beneficial owner of notes that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, an individual, corporation, estate or trust that is not a U.S. holder.