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IRS Issues Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) for December 2020

November 17, 2020 | Blog
By Joe Kristan

The IRS has released (Rev. Rul. 2020-26) the Applicable Federal Rates under Sec. 1274(d) of the Internal Revenue Code for December 2020. These rates are used for various tax purposes, including minimum rates for loans.

There are rates for "short-term," "mid-term," and "long-term" instruments. Short-term covers demand loans and instruments extending up to three years. Mid-term covers loans cover loans and instruments of over three years up to nine years. Long-term covers loans and instruments with maturities longer than nine years.

 

December 2020 AFR table 

 

The Section 382 long-term tax-exempt rate used to compute the loss carryforward limits for corporation ownership changes during December 2020 is 0.99%

The Section 7520 rate, which is used for valuing annuities and other planning techniques for estate and gift tax purposes. The current historically-low rates provide beneficial estate planning opportunities. Ava Archibald's Insight, Estate and Gift Tax—Are You Prepared for Changes?, is a great place to learn more.

Related: Eide Bailly Mergers & Acquisition services.

Historical AFRs are available here


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