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# Five years ago, Kate purchased a dividend-paying stock for \$10,000. For all five years, the stock...

Five years ago, Kate purchased a dividend-paying stock for \$10,000. For all five years, the stock paid an annual dividend of 4 percent before tax and Kate’s marginal tax rate was 24 percent. Every year Kate reinvested her after-tax dividends in the same stock. For the first two years of her investment, the dividends qualified for the 15 percent capital gains rate; however, for the last three years the 15 percent dividend rate was repealed and dividends were taxed at ordinary rates. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answers to the nearest whole dollar amount.) b. What will Kate’s investment be worth three years from now (at the beginning of year 9) assuming her marginal tax rate increases to 35 percent for the next three years?

 (in USD) Year Invested dividend tax Net 0 10,000 10,000 1 10,000 400 (60) 10,340 2 10,340 413.60 (62.04) 10,691.56 3 10,691.56 427.66 (64.14) 11,055.08 4 11,055.08 442.20 (66.33) 11,430.95 5 11430.95 457.23 (68.58) 11,819.60 Current value at beginning of year 6 of kate's investment 6 11,819.60 472.78 (165.47) 12,126.91 7 12,126.91 485.07 (169.77) 12,442.21 8 12,442.21 497.68 (174.19) 12,765.70 Current value at beginning of year 8 of kate's investment

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