taxable municipal bond(redirected from Taxable Municipal Bonds)
Taxable municipal bond
Taxable Municipal Bond
A municipal bond in which a local government entity seeks to raise money for a private company with no obvious public benefit. The municipality issues a taxable municipal bond when it wishes to attract a business and the jobs it would bring to the area, especially when the business may be otherwise unable to obtain financing for the project. While this may benefit the area in the long term, the bond remains taxable unless then municipality can prove that a public benefit derives directly from the bond. Taxable municipal bonds generally are not guaranteed by the revenue of the municipality. See also: Private activity bonds.
taxable municipal bond
A municipal bond in which interest paid to the bondholder does not qualify as tax-exempt for federal tax purposes because of the use to which the bond proceeds are put by the municipal borrower. Taxable municipal bonds were reissued in 1986, the first issue since 1913, because of limitations placed on municipal obligations by tax reform. Although taxable municipal bonds are subject to federal taxation, most are not subject to taxation by the state in which the municipal issuer is located. Taxable municipal bonds are generally more appropriate for pension funds and other tax-exempt investors than for individual investors.