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During a period of rising costs, indicate whether the LIFO cost flow assumption results in a larger or a smaller net income as compared to the FIFO cost flow assumption and explain why. Explain how a company’s net income would compare during a period of falling costs.

To determine

Identify the net income using LIFO cost flow assumptions during the period of rising costs and falling costs and compare with the net income using FIFO cost flow assumptions during the period of rising costs and falling costs.

Explanation

Net income:

The bottom line of income statement which is the result of excess of earnings from operations (revenues) over the costs incurred for earning revenues (expenses) is referred to as net income.

The net income during periods of rising cost under the:

  • FIFO Method:

    The net income is greater under the FIFO method as the most recent costs are higher than the earlier costs.

  • LIFO Method:

    The net income is less under the LIFO method as the most recent costs are higher than the earlier costs...

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