Taxes are costs, and, therefore, changes in tax rates can affect consumer prices, project lives
and the value of existing firms. Evaluate the change in taxation on the valuation of the following
(Table attached blow) and answers
Assumptions: Tax depreciation is straight-line over three years. Pre-tax salvage value is 25 in
year 3 and 50 if the asset is scrapped in year 2. Tax on salvage value is 40% of the difference
between salvage value and book value of the investment. The cost of capital is 20%.
a. Please verify that the information given above yields NPV = 0.
b. If you decide to terminate the project in year two (2) what would be the NPV of the
c. Suppose that the government now changes tax depreciation to allow a 100% write-off in
year one (1). How does this affect your answers to parts a and b above?
d. Would it now make sense to terminate the project after two rather than three years?
e. How would your answers change if the corporate income tax were abolished entirely?
Please explain your answer in detail and provide in-text citations.
5 pages, must citation from book. follow APA 7 format, ass more discussions bring the similarity to 20% or less.
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