Steve Drake sells a rental house on January 1, 2014, and receives $130,000 cash and a note for $55,000 at 10 percent interest. The purchaser also assumes the mortgage on the property of $45,000. Steve’s adjusted basis in the house on the date of sale is $152,500, and he collects only the $130,000 down payment in the year of sale.
a. If Steve elects to recognize the total gain on the property in the year of sale, calculate the taxable gain.
b. Assuming Steve uses the installment sale method, complete Form 6252 on Page 8-49 for the year of the sale.
c. Assuming Steve collects $5,000 (not including interest) of the note principal in the year following the year of sale, calculate the amount of income recognized under the installment sale method.