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While perusing medical practice, is the cost of supplies, for patients on site, considered as an inventory, or an incidental cost? With 2 million in sales the chemotherapy medicine costs about $200,000 per year and there is probably 50,000 on hand at any given time.


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Chemotherapy supplies deals  with a medical practice which are considered as inventory or prepaid expenses. As in Tax Court case back that took place  in 1999 which is in favour of the medical entity that did expense the supplies. However, the favourable ruling which is largely the result of the argument on reporting on an accrual basis of accounting. We will  recommend that a practice expense the supplies on hand until they are consumed as is IRS guidance.

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