Question

A flour mill is considering buying a new jumbo sifter, which would have an installed cost of $80,000. The new one would replace the existing sifter that was purchased 3 years ago at an installed cost of $60,000. If the company moves forward with the replacement, it could sell the old sifter for $19,000. Purchasing the new sifter would result in the company's current assets increasing by $10,000 and current liabilities increasing by $8,000. The company uses the 5-year MACRS table for depreciation and is taxed at 21%.

a) What is the accumulated depreciation of the old sifter?

b) What is the current book value of the old sifter?

c) What is the amount of depreciation recapture/recovery?

d) What is the tax on the sale of the old sifter?

e) What are the after-tax proceeds from the sale of the old sifter?

f) What is the change in Net Working Capital?

g) What is the initial investment for the project?

Asnwer e) - g). Asnwer in Excel

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Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery (MACR) is a depreciation system by which assets are assigned with specific asset category for a designated depreciation time. The value of depreciation using MACRS method is lower than the straight line depreciation method. MACR table is used under three depreciation conventions such as half-year, mid-quarter and mid-month.

Step 3

(a)

Given:

Total cost (old sifter) = $60,000

Useful life= 5 years

Assume that the asset has been purchased during the mid of the year. For this 200% declining depreciation balance is considered. Following table shows the ...

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