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Post-Balance-Sheet Events

(Post-Balance-Sheet Events) For each of the following subsequent (post-balance-sheet) events, indicate whether a company should (a) adjust the financial statements, (b) disclose in notes to the financial statements, or (c) neither adjust nor disclose.

______ 1. Settlement of federal tax case at a cost considerably in excess of the amount expected at year-end.
______ 2. Introduction of a new product line.
______ 3. Loss of assembly plant due to fire.
______ 4. Sale of a significant portion of the company's assets.
______ 5. Retirement of the company president.
______ 6. Prolonged employee strike.
______ 7. Loss of a significant customer.
______ 8. Issuance of a significant number of shares of common stock.
______ 9. Material loss on a year-end receivable because of a customer's bankruptcy.
______ 10. Hiring of a new president.
______ 11. Settlement of prior year's litigation against the company.
______ 12. Merger with another company of comparable size.

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(Post-Balance-Sheet Events) For each of the following subsequent (post-balance-sheet) events, indicate whether a company should (a) adjust the financial statements, (b) disclose in notes to the financial statements, or (c) neither adjust nor disclose.

___A___ 1. Settlement of federal tax case at a cost considerably in excess of the amount expected at year-end.

I think this should be a reason to adjust the statement since it in excess of what was expected, thus will change the numbers.

_____C_ 2. Introduction of a new product ...

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This posting looks at a series of hypothetical situations and asks if a company should (a) adjust the financial statements, (b) disclose in notes to the financial statements, or (c) neither adjust nor disclose.

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