Resources & Links
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
A. Complete list of discontinued & replaced BLS Table 9 PPI Categories & Codes, 1992-2017 (excel file):
There are 2,375+ discontinued PPI Table 9 Categories. Contact LIFO-PRO to obtain a PPI Table 9 Replacement Code map, which is provided in Excel/Pdf format & provides the appropriate PPI Code to use for replacing discontinued PPI Codes. Click here to request a PPI Table 9 Replacement Code Map Excel file:
B. Current PPI Index Tables, not seasonally adjusted (preliminary indexes):
C. Selected categories for all periods:
Current PPI Table 9 Categories(BLS website link)
Discontinued PPI Table 9 Categories(BLS website link)
Current CPI Categories(BLS website link)
*Note: PPI indexes are preliminary for October – January 2018; September 2017 and all prior periods are final PPI indexes.
D. Single month for all categories:
Archived CPI Detailed Reports
Note: PPI indexes in these reports are preliminary for the month of the report.
See our PPI Category Maintenance webpage for a description of preliminary & final PPI Table 9 indexes.
E. BLS Index Release Dates :
Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Download these fillable IRS LIFO forms and filing instructions by clicking the links below:
IRS Form 970 – Application To Use LIFO Inventory Method
IRS Form 3115 – Application for Change in Accounting Method (Revised 12/2015)
IRS Form 970 Filing Instructions
IRS Form 3115 Filing Instructions(Revised 12/2015)
Final IPIC Regulations
- John Purtill- LIFO Inventory: Tax & Accounting Issues
- John Davenport & Eugene Seago- Income Taxation of Inventories under the Last-in, First-out Method
- Eugene Seago- Inventory Tax Accounting & Uniform Capitalization
Auto Dealer LIFO
LIFO-PRO, Inc. provides consulting and calculation services for, and our software can be used by companies in all industries except auto dealers.
Willard J. De Filipps, CPA, specializes in working with auto dealer LIFO and sells software for auto dealer LIFO calculations. Click here to visit the De Filipps website: Willard J. De Filipps, CPA, PC
Green Financial Outsourcing Solutions gives accounting professionals who serve the auto dealer industry a cost effective way to outsource the data capture process necessary for year-end tax preparations.
With a powerful suite of financial products, Green makes automotive data capture headaches a thing of the past. Visit the Green Outsourcings website by clicking here: Green Outsourcing Solutions
The LIFO Coalition is an organization made up of over 180 members that include public & private organizations and dozens of different industry associations. Their efforts include political actions and public advocacy to ensure the preservation of LIFO. Click here to visit the LIFO Coalition webpage: