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Question - On July 1, 2016, Apache Company, a real estate developer, sold a parcel of land to a construction company for $3,000,000. The book value of the land on Apache's books was $1,200,000. Terms of the sale required a down payment of $150,000 and 19 annual payments of $150,000 plus interest at an appropriate interest rate due on each July 1 beginning in 2017. How much revenue will Apache recognize for the sale (ignoring interest), assuming that it recognizes revenue at the point in time at which it transfers the land to the construction company?
For 2016 when it transfers the land wouldn't the only revenue recognized for that year be the $150,000? Wouldn't the rest be deferred revenue? Also, does the BV have anything to do with it? Thanks.