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Eccles Incorporated, a zero growth firm, has an expected EBIT of $100,000 and a corporate tax rate of 25%. Eccles

uses $500,000 of 12.0% debt, and the cost of equity to an unlevered firm in the same risk class is 16.0%.


Refer to the data for Eccles Incorporated. Assume that the firm's gain from leverage according to the Miller model is $126,667. If the effective personal tax rate on stock income is T S = 20%, what is the implied personal tax rate on debt income?

a.15.8%

b.14.2%

c.17.6%

d.19.6%

e.12.8%

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