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Subject:  Re: Inventory is income? Date:  9/25/2012  12:03 PM
Author:  BlueGrits Number:  116660 of 121585

You really can't make a comparison to a house.

I'm not sure why would there be a difference -- both the home and the purchased parts are acquired with the intent of later resale so it would seem one that both (using your approach) would be taxable income if not sold during the year of acquisition.

This is really, really baffling to me.
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