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As a partner you may or may not be responsible for SE/Medicare taxes depending on the nature of your earnings from the partnership, but you seem to ralize this and suggest you do NOT actively participate. That is, the partnership generates passive income such as from stocks and investments rather than a going business, like a grocery store or production from oil wells. So:

If you ARE required to pay SE/Medicare taxes, yes they are paid along with your ES quarterly installments. If you ARE NOT subject to SE taxes, why did you ask?

Only you know if this is earned income or "ordinary income". ed
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