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Discuss the LIFO and FIFO cost flow assumptions relative to the issue of holding gains (inventory profits and inventory liquidation).

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Identify the LIFO cost flow assumptions and FIFO cost flow assumptions with reference to the issue of the holding gains for inventory profits and the inventory liquidation.

Explanation

Holding gains:

The holding gains refers to the gain arising from the differences in the value of the goods when they are purchased and sold. Though this is not an actual gain it is considered to increase the income.

The holding gains under inventory profits under the:

  • FIFO Method:

    The holding gain is more under the FIFO method as the most recent costs are higher than the earlier costs...

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