27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Effect of inventory errors

During the taking of its physical inventory on August 31, 2019, Kate Interiors Company incorrectly counted its inventory as $366,900 instead of the correct amount of $378,500. Indicate the effect of the misstatement on Kate Interiors’ August 31, 2019, balance sheet and income statement for the year ended August 31, 2019.

To determine

Inventory error:

Inventory errors are sometimes caused by making mistake, in physical count, in pricing the inventory correctly, or in recognizing the transfer of title for the goods in transit. These inventory errors affect both the income statement as well as the balance sheet.

To indicate: the effect of misstatement on K Industries’ in their balance sheet and income statement items.


The inventory at the year-end is understated. When inventory is understated, cost of merchandise sold would be overstated. Also, this would have an impact on the income statement items for th...

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