FIFO vs. LIFO – A worthy comparison
Abstract: One way companies that produce, buy or sell merchandise can potentially reduce their taxable income is by switching from the first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory method to the last-in, first-out (LIFO) approach. But an accounting method switch could affect something beside their tax bill — namely, their financial statements. So it’s not an endeavor to take lightly. Nonetheless, this article shows why comparing FIFO to LIFO every so often is worthwhile.