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# Dollar-Value LIFO Kwestel Company adopted the dollar-value LIFO method for inventory valuation at the beginning of 2015. The following information about the inventory at the end of each year is available from Kwestel’s records: Required:Calculate the dollar-value LIFO inventory at the end of each year. Round to the nearest dollar.

To determine

Using the dollar value LIFO method compute the ending inventory for all the years.

Explanation

Dollar-value LIFO method: In this method, the valuation of inventory is calculated on the monetary value of units instead of quantity of units held. The dollar value LIFO method uses the cost indexes to convert the current cost of inventory to the base year cost.

Compute the ending inventory for all the years:

Table (1)

 Date Inventory at Base year costs Increase/ decrease at base year cost Relevant costBase year cost Increase/ decrease at relevant current cost 2017 $8,000 - - 2018$ 9,000 $1,000 108100$1,200 2019 $8,846 ($154) 115100 ($185) 2020$ 9,655 $809 145100$1,173 2021 $8,400 ($809) 1

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