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larrybodenhamer
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How do I report my gains from a loan payback?

I had a motel Located in Az. about 10 years ago that I sold. the sale included a loan with monthly payments and a balloon at the end.  The loan was paid off in 2016.  There was a final payment of 350K made to me.   How do I report the 350k?  Can't seem to find the right area to report the payment. Capital gains? 

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CherylW
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How do I report my gains from a loan payback?

Yes, report it as capital gains.

In your specific case, you would:

If it's business property, you should report it in the sale of rental property in the Rental section.

If it's personal property:

1.  Go to Your 2016 Income Summary.

2.  Go to Less Common Income.

3.  Click Start or Update by Installment Sales.

4.  Enter the property information.

5.  Enter the dates and prices.

6.  On the How was this item used screen, answer Yes or No.

Step through the rest of the screens to accurately describe your property.

If you held it for personal use, then it gets reported on Form 6252, Installment Sale Income and is taxed at 20%.

If you held it for business, then it gets reported on Form 4797, Sale of Business Property, and is taxed at 20%.

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CherylW
Level 3

How do I report my gains from a loan payback?

Yes, report it as capital gains.

In your specific case, you would:

If it's business property, you should report it in the sale of rental property in the Rental section.

If it's personal property:

1.  Go to Your 2016 Income Summary.

2.  Go to Less Common Income.

3.  Click Start or Update by Installment Sales.

4.  Enter the property information.

5.  Enter the dates and prices.

6.  On the How was this item used screen, answer Yes or No.

Step through the rest of the screens to accurately describe your property.

If you held it for personal use, then it gets reported on Form 6252, Installment Sale Income and is taxed at 20%.

If you held it for business, then it gets reported on Form 4797, Sale of Business Property, and is taxed at 20%.

larrybodenhamer
New Member

How do I report my gains from a loan payback?

Now I am stuck at the depreciation box with no records.  Can I just put zero and eat the extra taxes? thanks for the help!!

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