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LIFO

1. An abbreviation for "last in, first out," a data-processing method in which the last data entered is the first to be sent out after processing. He coded the whole thing with LIFO stacks when I explicitly told him to use FIFO stacks!
2. An abbreviation for "last in, first out," meaning that the employees who were hired most recently will the first to be laid off. I heard that the company is downsizing its staff after Christmas. I was only hired a year ago, so I'm worried it will be a LIFO situation.

LIFO

phr. last in, first out. (Computers. Acronym. Refers to the order of data put in and returned from the processor.) I can’t remember whether the stack is LIFO or FIFO.
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Some taxpayers consider changing from the LIFO method before or after an S election, believing that the effort to maintain the LIFO calculation is not worth the benefit after the LIFO recapture amount is recognized as income.
taxpayer had violated the LIFO conformity rule by providing a bank with financial statements prepared under both U.S.
Although much has been made about LIFO not being permitted under IFRS, in fact, LIFO was permitted as an inventory method under IFRS until 2003.
LIFO associates the costs of the most recently acquired inventory with the inventory items sold (with the older inventory costs remaining on the balance sheet and reported as inventory on hand).
On the balance sheet, the use of the LIFO method tends to understate the value of a company's inventory.
To me, it seems the solution to both concerns for LIFO routing would be to set a threshold that monitors wait times and moves calls up in priority after they had waited for X minutes.
If a company changes its accounting method from LIFO to something else, it must restate opening inventory in the year of the change as if it had used the new method in prior periods.
Cushing and LeClere (1992) conducted a study entitled "Evidence on the Determinants of Inventory Accounting Policy Choice." The study aimed to develop a model that predicts the choice of inventory system through a comparison of long-time FIFO users with long-time LIFO users.
Grassley and Max Baucus, chair and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, urging the retention of the LIFO inventory accounting method.
``There are highly influential people in UK businesses who are being self-deceptive because they are unaware of their failings, or simply living a lie and avoiding situations in which they'll be challenged or tested because they know themselves so well,'' said LIFO UK managing director Bridget Biggar.
About half the company's locations valued its inventory using the first-in first-out (FIFO) accounting method, while the other half used last-in first-out valuation (LIFO).
The only outcome is that lifetime distributions (loans and withdrawals) are taxed on a LIFO basis rather than the FIFO basis that normally applies to life insurance contracts.
Even basic inventory methods, such as FIFO, LIFO and weighted average that you knew the instructor understood, needed to be included.
It's been almost 50 years since retailers won the right to use the LIFO (last in, first out) method of inventory valuation.