## About Financing Cost Calculator (Formula)

The Financing Cost Calculator you’ve requested uses the following formula to calculate the financing cost (FC):

**$FC=IE∗(1−TR/D)$**

Where:

- $FC$ represents the financing cost.
- $IE$ stands for Interest Expense.
- $TR$ represents the Tax Rate (expressed as a percentage).
- $D$ represents the Outstanding Debt.

Here’s a breakdown of the components:

**Interest Expense (IE)**: This is the cost of borrowing money, typically expressed as a percentage of the outstanding debt. It represents the interest paid on the debt over a specific period.**Tax Rate (TR)**: This is the percentage of income that is paid in taxes. In the context of the formula, it represents the tax rate applicable to the interest expense. The formula assumes that the interest expense is tax-deductible, so the financing cost is reduced by the tax savings.**Outstanding Debt (D)**: This is the total amount of debt that is currently owed.

The formula essentially calculates the after-tax cost of financing. By multiplying the interest expense by $1−DTR $, you’re accounting for the tax savings on the interest expense. This provides a more accurate representation of the actual cost of financing.

Keep in mind that this formula assumes that interest expenses are tax-deductible. In real-world financial scenarios, it’s important to consult with a financial advisor or accountant for precise calculations, as tax laws and regulations may vary.