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Multiple Choice

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1 .       Assume a profitable company pays $10,000 for advertising and has a CCA deduction of $10,000. If the marginal tax rate is 40%, the after-tax effects on cash flow before considering the time value of money are a net outflow of: 

2 .       Ultraviolet Purifiers Ltd. purchased a patent for a new water treatment process for $130,000. The patent has a legal life of 40 years and a terminal disposal price of nil. Patents are Class 14 assets and the CCA is straight-line over the legal life. Assuming the marginal tax rate is 40%, what is the effect on the company's after-tax cash flow from the patent's CCA in the year of acquisition? 

3 .       (CMA adapted) Garfield Inc. is considering a 10-year capital investment project with forecasted annual cash revenues of $40,000 and forecasted annual cash operating costs of $29,000. The initial cost of the new equipment is $23,000, and Garfield expects to sell the equipment for $9,000 at the end of the tenth year. The equipment's CCA rate is 20%. The project requires a working capital investment of $7,000 at its inception and another $5,000 at the end of year 5. Assuming a 40% marginal tax rate, the cash flow from operations, net of income taxes, from the project for the second year is: 

4 .       Waste Management Ltd. (WM) has Class 10 UCC of $9,500 at the beginning of 2002. The company purchased a new automobile (Class 10) for $19,800 in 2002. WM received a trade-in allowance of $5,000 for an old automobile, paying the net amount of $14,800. The company's required rate of return is 10%. Assuming the marginal tax rate is 40%, what is the net present value of the after-tax cash outflow for the new automobile in 2002? (Use three decimal places in each component of the tax shield formula and round dollar amounts to the nearest dollar.) 

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