Evaluating Cash Flows: Depreciation Tax Flow Analysis

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The first step to evaluating the cash flows is to conduct the depreciation tax flow analysis. Depreciation is not a cash flow, but the depreciation expense lows the taxes payable for the company. As a result, the tax effect of deprecation needs to be calculated as a cash flow. There are two depreciable items on the company's balance sheet the building and the equipment. The equipment is known to have a seven year depreciable life, which will be assumed to be straight line. The building is also assumed to be subject to straight line depreciation, this time of forty years. The tax saving reflects the depreciation expense multiplied by the tax rate, which in this case is assumed to be 28%. The following table illustrates the tax effect in future dollars of the depreciation expense:

Depreciation Schedule Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Building 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 Equip 142857.1429 142857.1 142857.1 142857.1 142857.1 142857.1 142857.1 0 0 0 Dep Exp 152857.1429 152857.1 152857.1 152857.1 152857.1 152857.1 152857.1 10000 10000 10000 Tax Credit 42800 42800 42800 42800 42800 42800 42800 2800 2800 2800

It is worth noting that the cash flows are before tax, with the exception of the depreciation tax benefit. The S Corporation is the likely choice and will allow for the flow-through of taxation. Each individual investor will have his or her own tax rate. The 28% figure was used for the depreciation tax credit for illustrative purposes…
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