Choosing LIFO versus FIFO When Costs Are Rising and Falling Use the following information to…

Choosing LIFO versus FIFO When Costs Are Rising and Falling

Use the following information to complete this exercise: sales, 550 units for $12,500; beginning inventory, 300 units; purchases, 400 units; ending inventory, 150 units; and operating expenses, $4,000. Begin by setting up the following table and then complete the requirements that follow.

Required:

1. Complete the table for each situation. In Situations A and B (costs rising), assume the following: beginning inventory, 300 units at $12 _ $3,600; purchases, 400 units at $13 _ $5,200. In Situations C and D (costs falling), assume the opposite; that is, beginning inventory, 300 units at $13 _ $3,900; purchases, 400 units at $12 _ $4,800. Use periodic inventory procedures.

2. Describe the relative effects on Income from Operations as demonstrated by requirement 1 when costs are rising and when costs are falling.

3. Describe the relative effects on Income Tax Expense for each situation.

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