IRS Updates AFRs; Interest Rates Remain Unchanged

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its applicable federal rates (AFRs) used for a variety of IRS calculations, such as the minimum interest rate for intra-family loans. For calendar year 2017, AFRs for short-term loans have increased from 0.96 percent to 1.52 percent, AFRs for mid-term loans have fluctuated around 2 percent, and AFRs for long-term loans have fluctuated between 2.6 percent and 2.82 percent. For a detailed list of AFRs by month and year, click here.

Additionally, the IRS announced that interest rates will not change for the quarter beginning January 1, 2018.  The rates will be:

  • 4 percent for overpayments by individuals, and 3 percent in the case of a corporation;
  • 1.5 percent for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000;
  • 4 percent for underpayments; and
  • 6 percent for large corporate underpayments.

For more information on IRS interest rates, click here.

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