Inventory Accounting


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Inventory Accounting

A branch of accounting that values the inventory of companies. Inventory accounting may (or may not, depending on the tool being used) increase an inventory's value if its market price increases or if its carrying costs are low. On the other hand, it may (or many not) decrease the value if its depreciation is high or if the inventory is becoming obsolete.
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AcSEC does not have the authority to provide further guidance on level-A topics, such as fixed asset and inventory accounting.
Citing Thor Power Tool, 439 US 522 (1979), the court pointed to the Supreme Court's two-prong test for the acceptability of an inventory accounting method: It must conform to GAAP and must clearly reflect income.
Figure 2 is a simplified decision tree for the portion of the hypothetical inventory accounting dispute that hinges on the accuracy of the taxpayer's method.
471 (b) is not limited to the retail trade and (6) most taxpayers are now allowed to use the automatic change provisions to change their inventory accounting method to a method allowing shrinkage estimates.
446(b) discretion because Wal-Mart's inventory accounting practice was "sound," the standard for taxpayers with perpetual inventories under Regs.
Companies using the perpetual method of inventory accounting often take "cycle counts" of inventory on a rotation basis during the tax year and do not necessarily take a year-end inventory count.