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Yes, you should amortize the 50,000 over 10 years, to show that a portion of the npayment is a return of principal and the remainder is interest
For example, if we assume that he pays the payment yearly, 7% of 50,000 is 3500 (that would be your reportable interest income) The remainer of whatever the person pays is a return of your principal for that tax year
If you'd like to give me the payment schedule I can do an amortization of the note for you
But if the borrower is going to make unpredictable, variable payments the whatever remaining principal there is at the beginning of the next year (x 7%) is your interest income and the rest of the payment is a return of principal
So, in the example I gave, if the person's payment for the year is 10,000, then 3500 is interest income for you and the remaining $6,500 is simply a return f your principal that is not taxable. Then in the second year, there isNNN-NN-NNNN= 43500 of principal left to pay, so your interest income for year two would be 43,500 x 7% = 3045 ... and the non-taxable return of you principal (again, of the borrower makes a 10,000 payment, would be 6955.
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If you have a set payment schedule, let me knows and I can do the amortization schedule for you.
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I bought the Note for $50,000 but the Maker is intending to pay me the full $100,000 face value of the note at 7% interest. So over ten years I am going to receive $100K for my 50K investment. If he pays me, roughly, $10,000 a year wouldn't $7,000 of that be interest, a portion of the remainder a return of capital, and the other portion something else?
Sorry, mis-read your questionJust to keep the numbers on an annual basis, if I calculate the payment on a 10 year loan of 100,000 at 7% the payment is 14,237.75You investment, however, is 50,000So at that payment level, your return (interest) is around 25.5 percent.IRS will expect you to pay interest based an amortization of that 50,000 amount invested.See this: