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Whether or not the value of the tax-timing option is reflected in the bond prices depends on the tax status of the marginal bondholder.
Thus, both the tax clientele and the tax-timing option imply that the ratio of taxable and tax-exempt yields would not equal the tax rate of the marginal investor.
In this thesis, I extend Lewellen and Mauer's (1988) theoretical model on tax-timing option by incorporating derivatives and show how firms use derivatives to exploit tax-timing and tax-character options in order to enhance firm market value.
The tax-timing option for any security is implicit as investors benefit from the flexibility of recognizing losses and deferring gains.
As with standard options, the tax-timing option of any security increases in value with underlying security volatility.
Tian, 1996, "Optimal Bond Trading and the Tax-Timing Option in Canada", Journal of Banking and Finance, 20:1351-1363
This tax-timing option is valuable to an issuing firm that is in a low tax bracket when it raises capital but may face higher tax rates in the future.
The issuing firm gives up a valuable tax-timing option if it issues non-exchangeable convertible preferred.
Schallheim, 1991, "The Tax-Timing Option and the Discounts on Closed-End Investment Companies", Journal of Business, 64:287-312
This tax-timing option is valuable to an issuing firm that currently is in a low tax bracket but could face higher tax rates in the future.
Therefore, the value to the issuer of the tax-timing option exceeds the potential cost that it imposes on the investor.
Constantinides (1983, 1984) and Constantinides and Ingersoll (1984) show that the ability of investors to realize tax credits on capital losses, and to defer taxes on capital gains, conveys to them a valuable tax-timing option that can contribute significantly to the value of a position in a security.