Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Form 8594


I sold the business for 1,400,000.00 in 2012. As per the agreement, sales proceeds are allocated as such: Furniture, Equipment and Vehicles-$952,000.00, No to compete-$10,000.00 and Goodwill $ 480,000.00

I am filing for 8594. As a seller do I need to put anything on part 4-"Aggregate Fair Market Value of"?


Thanks for your question.

Yes, you need to put the fair market value of each class of assets.

For a particular class of assets, enter the total fair market value of all the assets in the class and the total allocation of the sales price. For Classes VI and VII, enter the total fair market value of Class VI and Class VII combined, and the total portion of the sales price allocated to Class VI and Class VII combined.

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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