What is one key way to reduce cost-allocation disputes that arise with government contracts?
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Distinguish between the stand-alone and the incremental revenue-allocation methods.
E-books, an online book retailer, has two operating departments corporate sales and consumer sales-and two support departments - human resources and information systems. Each sales department conducts merchandising and marketing operations independently. E-books uses number of employees to allocate human resources costs and processing time to allocate information systems costs. The following data are available for September 2017 : 1\. Allocate the support departments' costs to the operating departments using the direct method. 2\. Rank the support departments based on the percentage of their services provided to other support departments. Use this ranking to allocate the support departments' costs to the operating departments based on the step-down method. 3\. How could you have ranked the support departments differently?
What is conceptually the most defensible method for allocating support- department costs? Why?
Distinguish among the three methods of allocating the costs of support departments to operating departments.
What role does the cost Accounting Standards Board play when companies contract with the U.S. government?
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