Howell Auto Parts is considering whether to borrow funds and purchase an asset or to lease the asset under an operating lease arrangement.If the company
purchases the asset the cost will be $10000. It can borrow funds for four years at 12%. The firm will use the three year MACRS depreciation category(with the
associated 4-year write off). Assume a tax rate of 35% a. Compute the aftertax cost of the lease for 4 years. b. Compute the annual payment for the loan.
c.Compute the amortization schedule for the loan. d. Determine the depreciation schedule. e. Compute the after tax cost of borrow-purchase alternative.
f.Compute the present value of the aftertax cost of the two alternatives. Use a discount rate of 8% g.Which alternative should be selected based on miimizing
the present value of aftertax costs?