Fasb Research Essay

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1. You use a perpetual inventory system and value the inventory using FIFO. Prior to making adjusting year-end entries you valued the inventory at the lower-of-cost or-market. Justify why you valued the inventory at lower-of-cost or-market. FASB ASC CITATION: Adjustments to Lower of Cost or Market 330-10-35-1 A departure from the cost basis of pricing the inventory is required when the utility of the goods is no longer as great as their cost. Where there is evidence that the utility of goods, in their disposal in the ordinary course of business, will be less than cost, whether due to physical deterioration, obsolescence, changes in price levels, or other causes, the difference shall be recognized as a loss of the current period. This is…show more content…
(Resources: The Financial Dictionary, Intermediate Accounting Text Book ch.9 pg 501) 2. Your company has acquired land that is not undergoing activities necessary to get it ready for its intended use. You have been told to capitalize interest costs (the lesser of the actual or avoidable interest costs) associated with the acquisition of the land. Should you capitalize any interest costs? FASB ASC CITATION: Capitalization of Land Expenditures 835-20-15-8 Land that is not undergoing activities necessary to get it ready for its intended use is not a qualifying asset. If activities are undertaken for the purpose of developing land for a particular use, the expenditures to acquire the land qualify for interest capitalization while those activities are in progress. The interest cost capitalized on those expenditures is a cost of acquiring the asset that results from those activities. If the resulting asset is a structure, such as a plant or a shopping center, interest capitalized on the land expenditures is part of the acquisition cost of the structure. If the resulting asset is developed land, such as land that is to be sold as developed lots, interest capitalized on the land expenditures is part of the acquisition cost of the developed land. In this case, the interest would not be able to be capitalized. If activities were underway for the purpose of developing land for a particular use, the expenses
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