U.S. Treasury Securities-State and Local Government Series
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this final rule to revise the regulations governing State and Local Government Series (SLGS) securities. SLGS securities are non-marketable Treasury securities that are only available for purchase by issuers of tax-exempt securities. The changes in the final rule prohibit issuers of tax-exempt securities from engaging in certain practices that in effect use the SLGS program as a cost-free option. The final rule also makes other changes that are designed to improve the administration of the SLGS program.
Demand Deposit Securities of the State and Local Government Series (SLGS); Average Marginal Tax Rate and Treasury Administrative Cost
This notice is being published to provide the information necessary to apply the interest rate formula for Demand Deposit certificates of indebtednessState and Local Government Series (SLGS) (31 CFR Part 344, Subpart C). The factor necessary to convert the interest rate to a tax-exempt equivalent (1the estimated average marginal tax rate of purchasers of tax-exempt bonds) is 1-.21 or .79. The current Treasury administrative cost is five basis points. Treasury is amending this rate and designating the new Treasury administrative cost, as of the effective date of this notice, as one basis point. The final rule, amending the regulations governing SLGS securities, which appears elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, makes provision for the simultaneous publication of this notice (31 CFR 344.7).