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We bought a company in 2011. The previous owner financed it for us. Are our payments for the company a deductible expense?

The interest portion of the payment is deductible as business loan interest.

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But, so sorry, the principal part of the payment ( although it DOES add to your tax basis, meaning that it would lower your capital gain on any sale of the business ... and also allows for any operating losses to be deducted) isn't CURRENTLY deductible.

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The seller should have provided an amortization schedule. In looking at this you'll notice that in the early years almost all of the payment IS interest,

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