Question: Lymbo Company Inc must install safety devices throughout its plant

Lymbo Company, Inc., must install safety devices throughout its plant or it will lose its insurance coverage. Two alternatives are acceptable to the insurer. The first costs $100,000 to install and $20,000 to maintain annually. The second costs $150,000 to install and $10,000 to maintain annually. Lymbo’s discount rate is 12%, and its marginal tax rate is 30%. Each qualifies for the 5-year MACRS schedule and has a 6-year life.

REQUIRED
A. Which system should be installed? Why?
B. If Lymbo was a not-for-profit organization that does not pay income taxes on its operations, which system should be installed?


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