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LIFO and Interim Financial Reports Assume prices were stable during the period. The following values were obtained from the inventory records of Harris Company which has a fiscal year ending on December 31 :

Chapter 7, Problem 22E, LIFO and Interim Financial Reports Assume prices were stable during the period. The following values

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  1. 1. Under what conditions is Harris’s inventory liquidation not reflected in its first-quarter interim financial statements?
  2. 2. Assuming that the liquidation is not to be reflected, what adjusting entry would Harris make and how would you determine the amount?

1.

To determine

Explain the conditions in which the inventory liquidation of Company H is not reported in the first quarter interim financial statements.

Explanation

Last-in-First-Out (LIFO): In this method, items purchased recently are sold first. So, the value of the ending inventory consist the initial cost for the remaining unsold items...

2.

To determine

State the journal entry and explain the method of determining the amount assuming that the liquidation is not reflected.

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