After-tax basis

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After-tax basis

The comparison basis used to analyze the net after-tax returns on a corporate taxable bond and a municipal tax-free bond.

After-Tax Basis

A comparison of net yield between taxable and tax-exempt bonds, especially corporate bonds and tax-free municipal bonds. A corporate bond yields less than its stated interest rate because of taxation, whereas a tax-exempt municipal bond does not. Thus, a municipal bond paying a lower interest rate will often net the bondholder more than a corporate bond with a slightly higher interest rate, depending upon one's tax bracket. See also: Municipals-over-bonds spread.
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With a traditional IRA, one can deduct up to a certain amount from the taxable income up front, while money put into a Roth IRA on an aftertax basis grows tax-free and is not taxed when withdrawn, assuming certain conditions are met.
* Payments for coverage through a state health insurance exchange are made on an aftertax basis, so choosing to buy your own policy rather than enrolling in your employer's plan may increase your income tax obligation.
(8) Some commentators advocate making the asset allocation decision on an aftertax basis. See note 3.
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The employer pays the cost for each employee under the current plan, but proposes to amend it so that employees can pay for such coverage on an aftertax basis. The employer would continue to pay the premiums for employees who do not elect to pay for coverage on an aftertax basis.
The election to pay insurance premiums on an aftertax basis under the amended plan would be made before the beginning of the plan year, before employee payments are made.
Its objective is to provide investors with "attractive" long-term returns on an aftertax basis with a balanced portfolio of stocks and municipal bonds.
Another decision companies face is whether to show the components of other comprehensive income on a beforetax or aftertax basis. If the components are shown before tax, then the company must display the aftertax amount applicable to each component of other comprehensive income in the notes to the financial statements.
They also must decide whether to show components of comprehensive income net of reclassification adjustments and whether to show the components on a before- or aftertax basis.
The deductible IRA contribution usually will accumulate the most funds for retirement on an aftertax basis because the taxpayer needs to contribute only $1,340 of savings to the IRA, the rest ($660) comes from tax savings--deferral.
This amount is computed on an aftertax basis and is adjusted to reflect the tax savings from amortizing the covenant over its contractual life.