Question

Speed World Cycles sells high-performance motorcycles and motocross racers. One of Speed World’s most popular models is the Kazomma 900 dirt bike. During the current year, Speed World purchased eight of these cycles at the following costs:


On July 28, Speed World sold four Kazomma 900 dirt bikes to the Vince Wilson racing team. The remaining four bikes remained in inventory at September 30, the end of Speed World’s fiscal year.
Assume that Speed World uses a perpetual inventory system.
Instructions
a. Compute the cost of goods sold relating to the sale on July 28 and the ending inventory of
Kazomma 900 dirt bikes at September 30, using the following cost flow assumptions:
1. Average cost.
2. FIFO.
3. LIFO.
Show the number of units and the unit costs of each layer comprising the cost of goods sold and ending inventory.
b. Using the cost figures computed in part a, answer the following questions:
1. Which of the three cost flow assumptions will result in Speed World Cycles reporting the highest net income for the current year? Would this always be the case? Explain.
2. Which of the three cost flow assumptions will minimize the income taxes owed by Speed World Cycles for the year? Would you expect this usually to be the case? Explain.
3. May Speed World Cycles use the cost flow assumption that results in the highest net income for the current year in its financial statements, but use the cost flow assumption that minimizes taxable income for the current year in its income tax return?Explain.


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