Per the textbook, no official FASB guidance exists on the assignment of income effects on non-controlling interest in the consolidation process, when either the parent transfers a depreciable asset to the subsidiary or vice versa. Suggest one (1) method of accounting for the income effects on the non-controlling interest that you consider most appropriate. Provide a rationale for your response.
Assume that company P (parent) uses the equity method to account for its investment in company S (subsidiary). Company P purchases inventory items from company S. According to FASB’s guidance, the accountant must remove the inter-company profit from Company S’s net income. Determine if the process permanently eliminates the profit from the non-controlling interest or merely shifts the profit from one period to the next. Provide support for your rationale.