Question

The Reuschel Company began 2013 with inventory of 15,000 units at a cost of $6 per unit. During 2013, 55,000 units were purchased for $8.00 each. Sales for the year totaled 61,500 units leaving 8,500 units on hand at the end of 2013. Reuschel uses a periodic inventory system and the LIFO inventory cost method.

 

 

The effect of the LIFO layer liquidation is to ___________ (Increase, Decrease) income by ______________.

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The Reuschel Company began 2013 with inventory of 15,000 units at a cost of $6 per unit. During 2013, 55,000 units were purchased for $8.00 each. Sales for the year totaled 61,500 units leaving 8,500 units on hand at the end of 2013. Reuschel uses a periodic inventory system and the LIFO inventory cost method.