# Wk 1 Fi 505

Topics: Progressive tax, Income tax, Taxation Pages: 2 (392 words) Published: October 30, 2011
2-6 – Statement of Retained Earnings
In its most recent financial statements, Newhouse Inc. reported \$50 million of net income and \$810 million of retained earnings. The previous retained earnings were \$780 million. How much dividends was paid to shareholders during the year? Net Income = 50 million

Retained Earnings = 810 million
Retained Earnings beginning of the year = 780 million
Amount of RE generated this year = 810 – 780 = 30 million NI = Dividends + RE
50 million = Dividends + 30 million
Dividends= 50 – 30 = 20 million
2-7 – Corporate tax liability
The Talley Corporation had a taxable income of \$365,000 from operations after all operating costs but before (1) interest charges of \$50000 (2) dividends received of \$15,000 (3) dividends paid of \$25000 and (4) income taxes. What are the firms income tax liability and its after tax income? What are the company’s marginal and average tax rates on taxable income? Income \$365,000

Less Interest deduction (50,000)

Taxable income \$319,500
For a corporation, 70% of dividends received are excluded from taxes; therefore, taxable dividends are calculated as \$15,000(1 – 0.70) = \$4,500.

Tax = \$22,250 + (\$319,500 – \$100,000) (0.39) = \$22,250 +\$85,605 = \$107,855

After-tax income: Taxable income \$319,500 Taxes (107,855)

Plus: Non-taxable dividends received 10,500 Net income \$222,145

Non-taxable dividends are calculated as \$15,000 × 0.7 = \$10,500. The company’s marginal tax rate is 39%. The company’s average tax rate is \$107,855/\$319,500 = 33.76%

2-9 – Corporate after tax yield

The Shrieves Corporation has \$10,000 that it plans to invest in marketable securities. It is choosing among ATT bonds, which yield 7.5%, state of Florida muni bonds, which yield 5% (but not taxable), and ATT preferred stock, which a dividend yield of 6%. Shrieves corporate tax rate is 35% and 70% of the dividends are tax exempt. Find the after tax rates of return on all three...