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What is the journal entry to record freight-in?

Freight-in is capitalized onto the balance sheet since it’s considered a production cost. Therefore, when freight-in is incurred, the company would debit inventory (freight-in) and credit cash (cash outflow to pay the expense). Freight-in only flows through cost of goods sold when inventory is sold and revenue is recognized.


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