The Internal Revenue Service has declared as taxable interest earnings from tax-exempt bonds issued by an authority in Little Rock, Ark., but that may be the least of the bondholders' concerns because the bonds are in default and they may not receive any more interest payments.
IRS Finds Some Ark. Authority Bonds are Taxable, But Bonds are in Default
FEB 21, 2013 4:06pm ET
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A recent phenomenon is the emergence of bonds with shorter call protection as funding alternatives for municipalities. However, the shorter call protection also dampens the potential upside for investors, which in turn reduces the price they are willing to pay.
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