What are the key takeaways about accounting methods?
The process of selecting appropriate accounting methods for a company has become a daunting exercise. The vast range of methods available today, coupled with the resource constraints companies face, often result in a company’s using unfavorable accounting methods.
Companies should regularly evaluate their accounting methods for tax purposes, identify planning opportunities and exposure items at the earliest possible time, and take corrective action. Through analysis of several categories of items, including timing of income and deductions, cost capitalization issues and other accounting method issues, companies can evaluate their ability to utilize, change to, or adopt advantageous accounting methods.
PwC’s Accounting Methods team can help your company understand the impact of business decisions on accounting methods and inventory calculations − and the impact of accounting methods and inventory calculations on your business.
Partner, Accounting Method and Fixed Asset Services Leader, PwC US