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Lilly Company is planning to buy a set of special tools for its grinding operation. The cost of the tools is $18,000. The tools have a three-year life and qualify for the use of the three-year MACRS. The tax rate is 40 percent; the cost of capital is 12 percent.
Required:
1. Calculate the present value of the tax depreciation shield, assuming that straight-line depreciation with a half-year life is used.
2. Calculate the present value of the tax depreciation shield, assuming that MACRS is used.
3. What is the benefit to the company of using MACRS?


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