Accounting -The inventories disclosure note in the 2014 financial statements

| January 30, 2017

Question
The inventories disclosure note in the 2014 financial statements for SUPERVALU Inc., one of the largest grocery chains in the United States, included the following:

“During fiscal 2014, 2013 and 2012, inventory quantities in certain LIFO layers were reduced. These reductions resulted in a liquidation of LIFO inventory quantities carried at lower costs prevailing in prior years as compared with the cost of fiscal 2014, 2013 and 2012 purchases. As a result, Cost of sales decreased by $30million, $22million and $25million in fiscal 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively. All inventories are stated at the lower of cost or current market values. Cost for inventories at the majority of our operations is determined on a last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) basis.”

Required:

What additional income tax payments did the 2014 liquidation cost SUPERVALU? Assume an income tax of 40%. (Enter your answer in millions rounded to 1 decimal place (i.e., 5,500,000 should be entered as 5.5).)

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