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Identify the accounting and reporting issues in the situation presented below:

• Identify the accounting and reporting issues in the situation presented below:
Modifications to Terms of Sale
To incentivize customers to purchase certain new product lines, ICE has modified certain of its normal sales terms. Historically, ICE has allowed a return period of 30 days. The return period has been extended to 90 days. In addition, ICE has informed its retail customers that it will “price protect” the new product lines, such that any discounts provided by the retailer to the end consumer will be reimbursed. ICE has based estimates of its returns on extensive market research studies, and has reduced sales by these estimated return amounts. In addition, consistent with industry practice, ICE has accrued a liability for all amounts that are expected to be paid out under the price-protection guarantee. We audited both the sales return and price-protection estimates and concluded that the amounts appear reasonable. We also noted that ICE has disclosed the revised sales terms in its financial statements.

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