Triple tax-exempt

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Triple tax-exempt

Municipal bonds featuring federal, state, and local tax-free interest payments.

Triple Tax-Exempt

Describing a municipal bond that is exempt from federal, state, and local taxes. The United States Constitution forbids the federal government from taxing any state and local bonds. Most states and municipalities offer tax exemptions for residents who invest in their bonds; thus, to be eligible for triple-tax-free status, a bondholder must be resident in the municipality and/or state issuing the bond. Triple-tax exempt bonds almost always offer low returns, exposing bondholders to inflation risk. See also: After-Tax Basis.
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The advantage of triple-tax-free income is available to all Maryland investors, but those in the highest combined federal, state, and local tax brackets may derive the most benefits.