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Level 1

Loan payment received monthly


i sold my business and the buyer makes a monthly payment to me for 5 years. My accountant set this up in my Quickbooks as “long term liability” but my tax guy wants a profit and loss statement and it doesn’t show up on there??? Help?? 

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Level 15

Loan payment received monthly

If your accountant set it up as a liability, get a new accountant.
A debt owed to you is an asset

The only part of the payment that is on the P&L is the interest income you get with each payment.

Level 13

Loan payment received monthly



Set up a 'note receivable' (other asset or other current asset) account.  Confirm that you have an interest income (other income) account set up.  When you receive the payment, create a deposit, assign the principal portion of the payment to the note receivable and the interest portion to the interest income account.  This will reduce the balance on the note receivable on your balance sheet and book the interest received to 'other income' on your P&L. 


Any payments received that were recorded to the liability account, need to be reassigned as described above.  Then, delete that liability account.

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