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PMF, Inc., is equally likely to have EBIT this coming year of $10 million, $15 million, or $20 million. Its corporate tax rate is 35%, and investors pay a 15% tax rate on income from equity and a 35% tax rate on interest income.
a. What is the effective tax advantage of debt if PMF has interest expenses of $8 million this coming year?
b. What is the effective tax advantage of debt for interest expenses in excess of $20 million? (Ignore carryforwards.)
c. What is the expected effective tax advantage of debt for interest expenses between $10 million and $15 million? (Ignore carryforwards.)
d. What level of interest expense provides PMF with the greatest tax benefit?



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