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dmyoung1224
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I sold my business which was just a service I had no assets, do I need to fill out a 4797. Do I even report the sale? There was some pillows and blankets.

 
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LudwigVan_fan
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I sold my business which was just a service I had no assets, do I need to fill out a 4797. Do I even report the sale? There was some pillows and blankets.

Yes, you must report the sale.

When a business is sold, even a service business, there are assets sold.  Included in the sale, there may be cash, cash equivalents, inventory, assets used in the business, and intangibles.  The sales price must be allocated by the seller and buyer to the various assets.

The type of gain reported is split between capital gain (short and long) and ordinary income, depending on the asset sold, if depreciation is recaptured, etc.

Here are some links to get you started.  Scroll through and down to the end as more links may appear.

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/sale-of-a-business

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-4797




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