# Your firm currently has $56 million in debt outstanding with a 9% interest rate. The terms of the... ## Question: Your firm currently has$56 million in debt outstanding with a 9% interest rate. The terms of the loan require it to repay $14 million of the balance each year. Suppose the marginal corporate tax rate is 40%, and that the interest tax shields have the same risk as the loan. What is the present value of the interest tax shields from this debt? ## Present Value: The present value of an amount that it is to be received in the future can be calculated by multiplying the amount with the present value interest factor. The present value interest factor is a table that contains the value of discounting factors of different interest rates and time periods. ## Answer and Explanation: 1 Info: Loan =$56

Annual Repayment = $14 By Computing: {eq}Years \ required \ to \ pay-back \ the \ loan \ = \ \dfrac{Loan}{Annual \ Repayment} \\ Years \ required \ to \ pay-back \ the \ loan \ = \ \dfrac{56}{14} \\ Years \ required \ to \ pay-back \ the \ loan \ = \ 4 \ years {/eq} Present value of the interest tax shields from this debt is shown below: Accounts TitleYear 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4Total Present value Debt at the beginning that is year56 Amount paid annually towards principal 14141414 Debt at the end of the year564228140 Interest on the debt at the end of the year @ 0.09 5.043.78 2.521.26 Interest tax shield @40% 2.0161.5121.0080.504 Present value for 10% for all the years10.917431193 0.8416799930.772183480.708425211 Present value of interest tax shields 1.8495412841.272620150.7783609480.3570463064.257568689 Therefore, the present value of the interest tax shields from the debt is$4.2575. 