Change of inventory valuation method

CPA Exam Forum FAR FAR Review Change of inventory valuation method

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    Questions states:

    Change of inventory valuation from FIFO to weighted average is recorded as an adjustment to beginning retained earnings.

    A different question says change of accounting principle inseparable from a change of accounting estimate is reported, net of tax, as a component of income from continuing operations.

    What is the difference?



    I need more information because a change in estimate only requires a prospective change, not a retrospective change and it's gross of tax; a change in principle, i.e., going from an unacceptable method of accounting for inventory to an acceptable method for accounting for inventory will result in retrospective application, to the earliest years being presented. R/E is restated and the effects are presented net of tax.

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