The Municipal Advantage: How Much Is It Worth To You?
Municipal bonds generate interest income that is often exempt from federal income tax.
The Benefits of Tax-Exemption
The Municipal Advantage
Source: Legg Mason.
Investment Products & Strategies
A brochure indicating the important advantages of municipal bonds to investors. Includes tax-exempt bond yields compared with taxable equivalent yields.
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1 Certain investors may be subject to state or local income taxation. Income from “private activity” municipal bonds may be subject to federal, state or local alternative minimum taxes (AMT). Capital gains, if any, are fully taxable.
2 Please note that the analysis presented here does not account for state or local taxes, if applicable. Consult your tax advisor about your particular situation. All investments involve risk, including loss of principal.
Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk. As rates rise, the price of fixed income securities falls. Certain investors may be subject to state and local taxation. Income from “private activity” municipal bonds may be subject to federal, state or local alternative minimum taxes (AMT). Capital gains, if any, are fully taxable. Consult your tax advisor about your particular situation.
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