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Generating Form 6252 Installment Sales in ProSeries

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Generating Form 6252 Installment Sales in ProSeries

Before you start:

  • Beginning in tax year 2019, the 6252 part 1 needs to be completed for each year the installment agreement is active. This will calculate the gain for the tax return.
  • Sales of building and land are typically treated as two sales. If both sales don't qualify for installment agreement reporting, you must use separate asset entry worksheets.
  • The 6252 can only be used for sales that result in a gain, even if payment arrangements are made.

To create a new installment agreement:

  1. From the Forms menu, select Open Forms.
  2. Select the 6252 from the list and click OK.
  3. Complete the General Information Smart Worksheet.
  4. Open the Asset Entry Worksheet for the property involved in the installment sale.
  5. Scroll down to the Dispositions section and enter the sale information.
  6. Double-click in the field Double-click to link sale to Form 6252 and choose the 6252 you created in step 3.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for any additional assets involved in the sale.
  8. Open the 6252 and complete the Payments Received Smart Worksheet.

If more than two assets are linked to a single Form 6252 and you are e-filing you'll need to override the Date Acquired and disable the e-file error checking before transmitting the return.

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