Intermediate Accounting (16th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1118743202
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-320-1

Chapter 4 - Income Statement and Related Information - Review and Practice - Questions - Page 180: 20


Both formats are accurate. However, the main objective of preparing financial statements is to help with decision making, and the best way to present easily understandable financial statements is by recording a single amount for selling expenses. This should also be accompanied by a supporting schedule affiliated with the eight items.

Work Step by Step

Nevertheless, if the income statements aim to communicate as much information as possible, he may use the separate listing of the expenses.
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