Bond Tables

Credit Ratings and Tax Tables

Bonds - Municipal

Use these tables to calculate the tax rates and exempt versus taxable yields for municipal bonds.

Federal Tax Bracket Table

Federal Tax Bracket:
28% 31% 36% 39.6%
Adj. Gross Income (single) $27,051 - $65,550 $65,551 - $136,750 $136,751 - $297,300 $297,301 +
Adj. Gross Income (joint) $45,201 - $109,250 $109,251 - $166,450 $166,451 - $297,300 $297,301 +

Exempt vs. Taxable Equivalent Yields

Tax-Exempt Yield Taxable Equiv.
Taxable Equiv.
Taxable Equiv.
Taxable Equiv.
4.00% 5.55% 5.80% 6.25% 6.62%
4.50% 6.25% 6.52% 7.03% 7.45%
5.00% 6.94% 7.25% 7.81% 8.28%
5.50% 7.64% 7.97% 8.59% 9.11%
6.00% 8.33% 8.70% 9.38% 9.93%

Credit Ratings Table

Risk Profile: Moody's Standard & Poor's Fitch
Prime Aaa AAA AAA
Excellent Aa AA AA
Upper Medium A A A
Lower Medium Baa BBB BBB
Speculative Ba BB BB
Very Speculative B, Caa B, CCC, CC B,CCC, CC, C
Default Ca, C D DDD, DD, D

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Bonds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; and inflation risk. The municipal market is volatile and can be significantly affected by adverse tax, legislative, or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities. Interest rate increases can cause the price of a debt security to decrease. A portion of the dividends you receive may be subject to federal, state, or local income tax or may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. A portion of the funds income may be subject to state taxes, local taxes and the federal alternative minimum tax.
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