Lihue Inc. sells timeshares in Hawaii. Gene buys a timeshare from Lihue Inc. Gene agrees to pay $ 10,000 down, and Lihue Inc. will finance a seven-year note for the balance of the purchase price at the current market rate of interest. Can Lihue Inc. use the installment method to report its gain on the sale of the Hawaiian timeshare to Gene?
a. Locate the Code section(s) that deals with this situation. State the section number(s).
b. Review the Code section(s). Does it raise a need for new information to solve this question?
c. Are you able to reach a conclusion about the research question from this Code section? If so, what is your conclusion(s)?