31 CFR Appendix A to Part 359 - Redemption Value Calculations

Appendix A to Part 359 - Redemption Value Calculations
1. What are some general tax considerations?

Interest on savings bonds is subject to taxes imposed under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The bonds are exempt from taxation by any State or political subdivision of a State, except for estate or inheritance taxes. (See 31 U.S.C. 3124.)

2. What is an example of a book-entry Series I savings bonds redemption value calculation?

Assume a New Treasury Direct par investment amount in a book-entry Series I savings bonds of $34.59, with an issue date of May, 2001, and a redemption date of December, 2001. The published CRV for a definitive $100 Series I savings bonds issued May, 2001 and redeemed December, 2001 = $101.96.

Calculation:
[(Book-entry par investment) ÷ (100)] × CRV value for $100 bond
[(34.59 ÷ 100)] × 101.96
[0.3459] × 101.96
35.267964
= $35.27