installment sale

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Installment sale

The sale of an asset in exchange for a specified series of payments (the installments).
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Installment Sale

A sale in which the buyer makes a series of payments instead of a lump sum in order to compensate the seller. The payments in an installment sale often, but do not always, include interest to pay the seller for accepting the credit risk that the buyer will not make payments in a timely manner. An installment sale can have tax advantages for the seller. See also: Credit sale.
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installment sale

A sale in which the buyer is scheduled to make a series of payments over a period of time. An installment sale can offer certain tax advantages; however, the seller may have a lengthy wait before receiving the entire proceeds. Virtually any asset, including securities, may be disposed of through an installment sale.
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installment sale

See installment contract.

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