Chris wants to purchase manufacturing equipment from Owl LLC but he is a little short on c
Chris wants to purchase manufacturing equipment from Owl LLC but he is a little short on cash and cannot get a loan from a bank. Owl LLC is willing to finance the purchase and the agreed that Chris will purchase the equipment for $350,000 (this is considered an installment sale). Chris will pay $50,000 down and $60,000 per year for the next five years plus interest (this is known as an installment sale). The sale closed in 2014 and Chris paid the $50,000 per the agreement plus interest. No other principal was paid. Owl originally purchased the equipment on 4/12/2012 for $300,000 and it has an adjusted tax basis of $200,000.
What will Owl recognize as a gain in 2014 and what is the character of the gain? Can you think of a better way to structure this transaction?
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