COST OF DEBT Definition

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COST OF DEBT is interest rate times 1 minus the marginal tax rate (because interest is a tax deduction). An increase in the tax rate decreases the cost of debt.

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CIA, in accounting, is an acronym for Certified Internal Auditor; or, Cash in Advance.

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