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##### Marginal tax and rates

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1. Given the following marginal tax schedule, what would be the tax on $70,000 of taxable income?;$0 to 50,000 15%;50,001 to 75,000 25%;75,001 to 100,000 34%;2. Use the data in the following table to compute the percentage change in EBIT that would occur if sales were to increase by10%.;Sales $500,000;Less Variable cost 200,000;Less Fixed cost 250,000;EBIT 50,000;Less interest 20,000;Profit before tax 30,000;Less tax 12,000;Net Profit 18,000;3. CCA ltd. has sales of $6,000 and the following balance sheet.;Assets Current Forecasted Liab. & Equity Current Forecasted;Cash $100 Accounts payable $900;Accounts rec. 600 Long term debt 1050;Inventory 1200 Equity 1950;Plant 2000;Total 3900 Total 3900;Assume that all current assets and current liabilities change with sales and that sales are expected to grow to $8,000.;a. Use the percent of sales forecasting method to forecast these values and enter them in the forecast column of the balance sheet above.;b. The net profit margin (what the firm earns on sales) is 8%. Forecast the new level of equity and enter it in the forecast column of the balance sheet above.;c. Complete the balance sheet. Does the firm require additional external financing hint EFR calculation)? If so, how much?;4. If you are evaluating mutually exclusive investments, it is possible that the net present value and the internal rate of return methods may not agree as to which of the investments is the most desirable. Explain fully two reasons why this might occur. (5 points);5. Calculate the following values for a project that requires an initial investment of $26,192 and has equal annual cash inflows of $8,000 each year for the next five years. Assume a cost of capital of 12%. You must show your work for full credit.;a. Payback period;b. Net present value;c. Internal rate of return;6. Estimating weighted cost of capital;Assume the following percentage capital structure is considered optimal for this firm.;Debt.30;Preferred stock.10;Common equity.60;The firm has estimated the after tax cost of each source of funds. Debt costs.06, preferred stock.10, retained earnings.18 and common stock.22. The firm is operating under conditions of capital rationing and therefore will not sell new stock to the public. What is the weighted cost of capital for this firm?;7. Given the following information;interest rate 8%;tax rate 30%;dividend $1;price of the common stock $50;growth rate of dividends 7%;debt ratio 40%;a. Determine the firm's cost of capital.;b. If the debt ratio rises to 50 percent and the cost of funds remains the same, what is the new cost of capital?;c. If the debt ratio rises to 60 percent, the interest rate rises to 9 percent, and the price of the stock falls to $30, what is the cost of capital?;d. Why is this cost different?

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