Wendy's boss wants to use straight-line depreciation for the new expansion project because he said it will give higher net income in earlier years and give him a larger bonus. The project will last 4 years and requires $1,680,000 of equipment. The company could use either straight-line or the 3-year MACRS accelerated method. Under straight-line depreciation, the cost of the equipment would be depreciated evenly over its 4-year life. (Ignore the half-year convention for the straight-line method.) The applicable MACRS depreciation rates are 33.33%, 44.45%, 14.81%, and 7.41%. The project cost of capital is 9%, and its tax rate is 35%.
What would the depreciation expense be each year under each method? Enter your answers as positive values. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to the nearest dollar.
Year |
Scenario 1 (Straight Line) |
Scenario 2 (MACRS) |
1 | $ | $ |
2 | $ | $ |
3 | $ | $ |
4 | $ | $ |
Which depreciation method would produce the higher NPV, and how much higher would it be? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to the nearest cent.
The NPV under -Select-Scenario 1 Scenario 2 will be higher by $____
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