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Can a taxpayer file an amended return to elect into the installment method if the original return was filed error without the installment method.
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PLR###-##-####was the first IRS written permission for electing installment method on an amended return. This PLR was also covering an error on the original filing.

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You describe the issue as an error, but this might instead be an omission, which can be repaired. Perhaps by amendment, perhaps by change in accounting method via 3115.

If installment method is mandatory to your transaction, fixing it in the year after filing can be done via amendment. If two years have been filed using the wrong method, 3115 filing is required.

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