One Step, Inc., is trying to determine its cost of debt. The firm has a debt issue outstanding with 15 years to maturity that is quoted at 90 percent of face value. The issue makes semiannual payments and has a coupon rate of 4 percent.
What is the company's pretax cost of debt? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)
If the tax rate is 21 percent, what is the aftertax cost of debt?