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    Accu,ulated Value - Before-tax Vs. After-tax Contributions

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    What is the accumulated value of a $1,000 contribution to a qualified defined contribution plan under each of the circumstances described in the table below?

    Tax Rate Before-tax Rate of Return Investment Period
    10% 8% 5 years
    30% 8% 5 years
    30% 4% 5 years
    30% 4% 10 years

    Suppose instead that the $1,000 is paid to an employee who then invests the funds in a non-qualified account. What is the accumulated value under each of the circumstances in the table? Compare the results.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution illustrates how to compute the benefit of making before-tax contributions to a pension plan versus after-tax contributions.

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