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Unformatted text preview: For inventory with increasing costs, if managers compensation is tied to profits, they may prefer FIFO. # of companies reporting a TECHNOLOGY intangible asset jumped by nearly 55% btw. 2001 and 2002. A lower or declining fixed asset turnover may indicate that a firm is EXPANDING. The accumulated depreciation balance for a given asset should never exceed COST-SALVAGE. At the end of an assets useful life the accumulated depreciation balance for a given asset is COST-SALVAGE. An assets depreciable base is equal to COST-SALVAGE. Under DDB, SL, and SYD methods, the total amount of depreciation that can be expensed over life of asset is equal to COST-SALVAGE. 2 methods used to estimate bad debt expense are percentage of credit sales and aging of accounts receivable. Credit card discounts, sales discounts, and sales returns and allowances are deducted from Sales Revenue for the purpose of calculating Net Sales....
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