# The following information concerning a proposed capital budgeting project has been provided by Jochum Corporation:

The expected life of the project is 4 years. The income tax rate is 35%. The after-tax discount rate is 15%. The company uses straight-line depreciation on all equipment and the annual depreciation expense would be $45,000. Assume cash flows occur at the end of the year except for the initial investments. The company takes income taxes into account in its capital budgeting.

The net present value of the project is closest to: **(Round intermediate calculations and final answer to the nearest dollar amount.)**