Wednesday, October 20, 2010

November AFR Rates continue lower

The November Applicable Federal Rates continued their downward spiral for next month. The new annual short term rate is down to .35%. Mid-term rates on notes between 3 years and 9 years are now at 1.59% and the new annual long term rate is down to 3.35%. The Section 7520 rate is now a historic 2.0%. Loans to younger generation beneficiaries, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts ("GRATS") and Charitable Lead Trusts are wonderful tools to lock in some these lower rates.