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Calculating Annual Lease Payments

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Leases R Us, Inc. (LRU) has been contracted by Robotics of Beverly Hills (RBH) to provide lease financing for a machine that would assist in automating a large part of their current assembly line. Annual Lease payments will start at the beginning of each year. The purchase price of this machine is $250,000, and it will be leased by RBH for a period of 5 years. LRU will utilize straight line depreciation of $50,000 per year with a zero book salvage value. However, salvage value is estimated to actually be $50,000 at the end of 5 years. LRU is required to earn 3%, quarterly after tax rate of return on the lease. LRU uses a marginal tax rate of 35%. Calculate the annual lease payments. Remember, the payments are to be considered at the beginning of each year - annuity due.

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The first step is to calculate the total amount of the lease that has to be amortized
First let us calculate the amount to be amortized. There are three parts in this –

Cost of Machine $250,000
PV of after tax Salvage Value
Salvage Value $50,000
Tax Rate 35%
After Tax Value =50000*(1-0.35)=$32,500

PV factor (3%, 20 periods) 0.554 ( this you get from the PVIF table to find the present value of any amount you get in future – since it is a quarterly rate, we take the total period as 5X4, the number of quarters in a year) Since this amount is available at the end of the lease period, we need to calculate the Present Value

PV of After tax ...

Solution Summary

The solution explain how to calculate lease payments given the tax rate and the required rate of return.