The total investment required for a new chemical plant is estimated at $20 million. Fifty percent will be supplied from the company’s noncapital resources. Of the remaining investment, one-half will come from a loan at an effective interest rate of 8 percent, and one-half will come from an issue of preferred stock paying dividends at a stated effective rate of 8 percent. The incometax rate for the company is 35 percent of pretax earnings. Under these conditions, how many dollars per year does the company actually lose (i.e., after taxes) by issuing preferred stock at 8 percent dividends instead of bonds at an effective interest rate of 6 percent?
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