Scrappers Supplies tracks the number of units purchased and sold
Scrappers Supplies tracks the number of units purchased and sold throughout each accounting period but applies its inventory costing method at the end of each period, as if it uses a periodic inventory system. Assume its accounting records provided the following information at the end of the annual accounting period, December 31.
Required:
1. Compute the cost of goods available for sale, cost of ending inventory, and cost of goods sold at December 31 under each of the following inventory costing methods:
a. Last-in, first-out.
b. Weighted average cost.
c. First-in, first-out.
d. Specific identification, assuming that the April 1 sale was selected one-fifth from the beginning inventory and four-fifths from the purchase of March
2. Assume that the sale of August 1 was selected from the purchase of June 30. 2. Of the four methods, which will result in the highest gross profit? Which will result in the lowest income taxes?
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