Exercise-19 (After-tax cost computation)

The projected income statement of Eastern company is given below:

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Eastern company wants to start a training program that would cost $20,000. The training program is a tax deductible expense. The tax rate of  Eastern company is 30%.

Required:

  1. Prepare a new projected income statement of Eastern company to show the effect of training program on net operating income and income tax.
  2. What would be the after-tax cost of training program.

Solution:

(1) Projected income statement with training program:

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(2) Computation of after-tax cost of training program:

Because the training program is a tax deductible expense, it would reduce the taxable income of the company by $20,000 and reduce the income tax by $6,000 ($39,000 – 33,000). The after-tax cost of training program would, therefore, be $14,000 ($20,000 – $6,000).

Alternatively, we can compute the after-tax cost easily by using after-tax cost formula:

After-tax cost = (1 – tax rate) × Tax deductible expense

= (1 – 0.3) × $20,000

= 0.7 × $20,000

= $14,000

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One Comment on Exercise-19 (After-tax cost computation)

  1. wice

    how to get rm 30000 for training program?

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