Your firm is considering leasing a new robotic milling control system. The lease lasts for 5 years. The lease calls for 6 payments of $300,000 per year with the first payment occurring at lease inception. The black box would cost $1,050,000 to buy and would be straight-line depreciated to a zero salvage. The actual salvage value is zero. The firm can borrow at 8%, and the corporate tax rate is 34%.
What is the maximum lease payment that you would be willing to make?