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136a Case2 S10 (1)

136a Case2 S10 (1) - Codification Research System to...

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Econ. 136A Case #2 (Spring 2010) In conducting year-end inventory counts, your audit team is debating the impact of the client’s right of return policy both on inventory valuation and revenue recognition. The assistant controller argues that there is no need to worry about the return policies since they have not changed in a while. The audit senior wants a more authoritative answer and has asked you to conduct some research of the authoritative literature, before she presses the point with the client. Instructions Access the FASB Codification at http://www.asc.fasb.org/home to conduct research using the
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Unformatted text preview: Codification Research System to prepare responses to the following items. User ID: AAA52348 Password: sucs548 Provide Codification references for your responses. a. What is the authoritative guidance for revenue recognition when right of return exists? b. When is this guidance important for a company? c. Sales with high rates of return can ultimately cause inventory to be misstated. Why are returns allowed? Should different industries be able to make different types of return policies? d. In what situations would a reasonable estimate of returns be difficult to make?...
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