The US Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) issues a revenue ruling each month with interest rates. The current revenue ruling is Rev. Rul. 2008-53. Highlighted below are the various applicable federal rates and housing tax credit applicable percentages for December 2008 for your reference and use, as listed in this ruling. We hope you will find this a useful reference.

This revenue ruling provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes for December 2008 (the current month). Table 1 contains the short-term, mid-term and long-term applicable federal rates (AFR) for the current month for purposes of Section 1274(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Table 2 contains the short-term, mid-term and long-term adjusted applicable federal rates (adjusted AFR) for the current month for purposes of Section 1288(b). Table 3 sets forth the adjusted federal long-term rate and the long-term tax-exempt rate described in Section 382(f). Table 4 contains the appropriate percentages for determining the low-income housing credit described in Section 42(b)(1) for buildings placed in service during the current month. However, under Section 42(b)(2), the applicable percentage for non-federally subsidized new buildings placed in service after July 30, 2008 and before December 31, 2013 shall not be less than 9 percent. Table 5 contains the federal rate for determining the present value of an annuity, an interest for life or for a term of years, or a remainder or a reversionary interest for purposes of Section 7520. Finally, Table 6 contains contains the 2009 interest rate for Sections 846 and 807.

Rev. Rul. 2008-53 TABLE 1

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