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Depreciation and Book Value of Investment

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BTech, LLC, a startup biotechnology company is preparing alternative proposals for producing a new product in an existing building. In the proposal being considered in this question, the building will be renovated and equipped in one year. Production then will start in year 1. MACRS depreciation will be used with depreciation deductions starting in year 1. The renovation will require the purchase and installation of two types of assets labeled "Group 5" and "Group 7" because they can be depreciated using 5 year and 7 year MARCS rates respectively. The Group 5 assets will costs $300,000 and the Group 7 assets will cost $800,000. Table 9.3 on page 448 contains the depreciation rates. The planning time horizon is six years after renovation.

a) Determine the depreciation and book value for each of the two investment groups for each year.
b) Determine the gain/loss for tax purposes if the Group 5 and Group 7 assets are sold at the end of the planning period for a combined $500,000.

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The solution determines the depreciation and book value for each of the two investment groups for each year. It also determines the gain/loss for tax purposes if the Group 5 and Group 7 assets are sold at the end of the planning period for a combined $500,000.

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