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Heller Company began operations in 2019 and used the LIFO method to compute its $300,000 cost of goods sold for that year. At the beginning of 2020, Heller changed to the FIFO method. Heller determined that its cost of goods sold under FIFO would have been $250,000 in 2019. For 2020, Heller’s cost of goods sold under FIFO was $360,000, while it would have been $410,000 under LIFO. Heller is subject to a 21% income tax rate. Compute the cumulative effect of the retrospective adjustment on prior year’s income (net of taxes) that Heller would report on its retained earnings statement for 2020.

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Ascertain the cumulative effect of the retrospective adjustment on Company H’s prior year income that would be reported on the company’s retained earnings statement in 2020.

Explanation

Retrospective adjustment method: This method requires that the previously reported financial statements should be revised to reflect the current accounting change.

Ascertain the cumulative effect of the retrospective adjustment on Company H’s prior year income that would be reported on the company’s retained earnings statement in 2020...

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