LIFO Liquidation

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LIFO Liquidation

A situation in which a company using LIFO accounting sells its oldest inventory. Under LIFO accounting, inventory purchased last is treated as if it is sold first. Thus, LIFO liquidation occurs when a company appears to sell the inventory it purchased first. This may not be the actual inventory it purchased first but is treated as such for accounting purposes. LIFO liquidation happens when the company's sales outpace its purchases for inventory.