|Tax-Equivalent Bond Yields Calculator
|Tax-Equivalent Bond Yields Calculator|
Municipal bond interest is typically exempt from federal income tax and may also be free from state tax.
Depending on your tax bracket, a tax-exempt municipal bond with a lower yield may offer a higher
after-tax return than a higher yielding taxable bond.
If you enter the yield for a taxable bond, this calculator will calculate the yield that a tax-exempt
bond would have to earn to be equivalent to the yield of the taxable bond. If you enter the yield
for a tax-exempt bond, this calculator will calculate the yield that a taxable bond would have to
earn to be equivalent to the yield of the tax-exempt bond.
Taxable bond yields are subject to both the federal and state income tax rates entered above, and possibly the 3.8% Medicare
contribution tax on net investment income (also referred to as the net investment income tax). Tax-exempt bond yields are
tax-exempt for federal tax purposes (including the 3.8% Medicare contribution tax), but may be subject to state income tax
(depending on the inputs selected above).
For taxable bonds, when factoring in the deduction of state income taxes on your federal income tax return, the deduction
reduces both the federal income tax rate and the 3.8% Medicare contribution tax rate on net investment income. When factoring
in the deduction of state income taxes for tax-exempt bonds that are subject to state income tax, the state income tax rate is
effectively reduced by the federal income tax deduction (but not by the 3.8% Medicare contribution tax). Individuals who itemize
deductions on IRS Form 1040 Schedule A are generally able to claim a deduction of up to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing a
separate return) for state and local property taxes and state and local income taxes (or sales taxes in lieu of income).
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