The IRS has announced that interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2014, will remain the same. The interest rates will be 3% for overpayments (2% in the case of a corporation) and underpayments, 5% for large corporate underpayments and 0.5% for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000. The interest rates are computed by using the federal short-term rate based on daily compounding determined during July 2014. The rate of interest is determined on a quarterly basis. (IRS News Release IR-2014-86, September 3, 2014; Rev. Rul. 2014-23.)
The states of Alabama and South Carolina follow the federal underpayment rate. Pennsylvania follows the federal rate in effect as of January 1 of the calendar year, without regard to quarterly changes. Illinois follows the federal underpayment rate as of January 1 and July 1 of the calendar year. Additionally, Virginia’s interest rate on tax underpayments is the federal interest rate plus 2%, while Arizona’s is the federal short-term rate plus three percentage points.
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