INSTALLMENT SALE Definition

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INSTALLMENT SALE is selling property and receiving the sales price over a series of payments, instead of all at once at the close of the sale, is an installment sale. As the seller, unless you elect out, you will report the gain on that transaction as you receive it through the series of payments. As the buyer, you will usually pay interest on the unpaid balance.

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TENDER is to offer a product for sale at a specified price. A tender is issued usually in response to a specific request from a potential purchaser, e.g. government procurement.

PRO RATA is the basis for allocating an amount proportionally to the items involved. An amount may be proportionally distributed to assets, expenses, funds, etc.

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