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IRS Issues Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) for September 2020

August 17, 2020 | Blog
By Joe Kristan, CPA

The IRS has released (Rev. Rul. 2020-16) the Applicable Federal Rates under Sec. 1274(d) of the Internal Revenue Code for September 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.


 September 2020 AFR selected tables


The Section 382 long-term tax-exempt rate for corporation ownership changes during September 2020 is 0.89%

This month we have added to the AFR post 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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