14 Hercules Exercise Equipment Co Purchased A Computerized Measuring Device Two Year 2457616

14 Hercules Exercise Equipment Co. purchased a computerized measuring device two years ago for $52,000. The equipment falls into the five-year category for MACRS depreciation and can currently be sold for $21,800. A new piece of equipment will cost $142,000. It also falls into the five-year category for MACRS depreciation. Assume the new equipment would provide the following stream of added cost savings for the next six years. Use Table 12-12. Use Appendix B for an approximate answer but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods. Cash Year Savings 159,000 51,000 49,000 47,000 44,000 33,000 The firms tax rate is 35 percent and the cost of capital is 9 percent. a. What is the book value of the old equipment? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Book value b. What is the tax loss on the sale of the old equipment? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Tax loss c. What is the tax benefit from the sale? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Tax benefit

14 Hercules Exercise Equipment Co. purchased a computerized measuring device two years ago for $52,000. The equipment falls into the five-year category for MACRS depreciation and can currently be sold for $21,800. A new piece of equipment will cost $142,000. It also falls into the five-year category for MACRS depreciation. Assume the new equipment would provide the following stream of added cost savings for the next six years. Use Table 12-12. Use Appendix B for an approximate answer but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods. Cash Year Savings 159,000 51,000 49,000 47,000 44,000 33,000 The firm’s tax rate is 35 percent and the cost of capital is 9 percent. a. What is the book value of the old equipment? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Book value b. What is the tax loss on the sale of the old equipment? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Tax loss c. What is the tax benefit from the sale? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.) Tax benefit

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