Comparison of Inventory Costing Methods—Perpetual System (Appendix) Repeat Problem 5-11A using…

Comparison of Inventory Costing Methods—Perpetual System (Appendix)

Repeat Problem 5-11A using the perpetual system.

Problem 5-11

Comparison of Inventory Costing Methods—Periodic System

Stellar Inc.’s inventory records show 300 units on hand on November 1 with a unit cost of $4 each.

The following transactions occurred during the month of November:

All expenses other than cost of goods sold amount to $2,000 for the month. The company uses an estimated tax rate of 25% to accrue monthly income taxes.

Required

1. Prepare a chart comparing cost of goods sold and ending inventory using the periodic system and the following costing methods:

2. What does the Total column represent?

3. Prepare income statements for each of the three methods.

4. Will the company pay more or less tax if it uses FIFO rather than LIFO? How much more or

less?