Import Export Inventory Chicago Illinois

Updated July 24, 2015
Import Export Inventory Chicago Illinois

One of the issues that we deal with in Import / Export Accounting is when does a shipment of inventory actually become our property?

Inventory Values in the Import / Export Industry in Chicago

Is it ours when they put the container on the ship in China, or is it ours when it is delivered to our warehouse? From the standpoint point of the inventory value of a load, do we include the cost of shipping it from the warehouse to the customer? If it gets damaged on the way to the customer, and it is returned, what is it worth?


The correct answer to these questions could greatly reduce your income taxes.

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