Kate can invest $4,000 of after-tax dollars (AT$)directly in a taxable bond outside an IRA,or she can contribute the $4,000 to a nondeductible IRA and invest in the same bond

Kate can invest $4,000 of after-tax dollars (AT$)directly in a taxable bond outside an IRA,or she can contribute the $4,000 to a nondeductible IRA and invest in the same bond through the IRA vehicle.In either case the bond yields an annual 3% before-tax rate of return (BTROR).Kate’s marginal tax rate is 15%,and she expects it to remain so for the entire investment horizon of 25 years.What is the after-tax accumulation for the “bond outside the IRA” after 25 years (assume that bond interest is reinvested at the same rate)?
A)$5,585
B)$7,507
C)$8,375
D)None of the above.


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