The final regulations detail the proper calculation of ending inventory
values under the retail-inventory method, and provide alternative calculation methods for taxpayers using the retail-lower-of-cost-or-market (retail-LCM) method of accounting to account for margin protection payments.
This month we will outline a plan for creating the next four queries and then complete the first one, Desired Ending Inventory
Selling price will be adjusted for changes in ending inventory
The lower the cost of ending inventory
, the higher is the cost of goods sold, and vice versa.
But to get the correct purchases amount, you must add the value of starting inventory and subtract the value of ending inventory
Well, if the ending inventory
is correct, then we need to look at what the client is paying to manufacture cement.
Using the base-year approach, ending inventory
and all previously existing inventory layers are converted to amounts based upon a base-year price level.
Manufacturers electing LIFO generally use two methods of accounting for their inventories: (i) the total product cost (TPC) method, whereby ending inventory
is determined by valuing the items in ending inventory
by the base-year cost of producing such an item, and (ii) the components of cost (COC) method, whereby taxpayers treat the units of production (i.
In order to calculate the Production Budget, we need the values for both Beginning and Ending Inventory
471-8, a taxpayer computes the value of ending inventory
under RIM by multiplying a cost-complement ratio by the retail selling prices of goods on hand at the end of the tax year.
A company uses the more recent inventory costs (last-in) to value any ending inventory
that remains on hand.