Section 6621.

--Determination of Interest Rate
26 CFR 301.6621-1: Interest rate.

Interest rates; underpayments and overpayments. The rate of
interest determined under section 6621 of the Code for the
calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2006, will be 7 percent for
overpayments (6 percent in the case of a corporation), 7 percent
for underpayments, and 9 percent for large corporate
underpayments. The rate of interest paid on the portion of a
corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000 will be 4.5 percent.
Rev. Rul. 2005-78
Section 6621 of the Internal Revenue Code establishes the
rates for interest on tax overpayments and tax underpayments.
Under section 6621(a)(1), the overpayment rate is the sum of the
federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points (2 percentage
points in the case of a corporation), except the rate for the
portion of a corporate overpayment of tax exceeding $10,000 for a
taxable period is the sum of the federal short-term rate plus 0.5
of a percentage point for interest computations made after
December 31, 1994.

Under section 6621(a)(2), the underpayment

rate is the sum of the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage
points.
Section 6621(c) provides that for purposes of interest
payable under section 6601 on any large corporate underpayment,
the underpayment rate under section 6621(a)(2) is determined by
substituting "5 percentage points" for "3 percentage points."
See section 6621(c) and section 301.6621-3 of the Regulations on
Procedure and Administration for the definition of a large
corporate underpayment and for the rules for determining the
applicable date.

Section 6621(c) and section 301.6621-3 are

generally effective for periods after December 31, 1990.

2

Section 6621(b)(1) provides that the Secretary will
determine the federal short-term rate for the first month in each
calendar quarter.
Section 6621(b)(2)(A) provides that the federal short-term
rate determined under section 6621(b)(1) for any month applies
during the first calendar quarter beginning after such month.
Section 6621(b)(2)(B) provides that in determining the
addition to tax under section 6654 for failure to pay estimated
tax for any taxable year, the federal short-term rate that
applies during the third month following such taxable year also
applies during the first 15 days of the fourth month following
such taxable year.
Section 6621(b)(3) provides that the federal short-term
rate for any month is the federal short-term rate determined
during such month by the Secretary in accordance with
§ 1274(d), rounded to the nearest full percent (or, if a multiple
of 1/2 of 1 percent, the rate is increased to the next highest
full percent).
Notice 88-59, 1988-1 C.B. 546, announced that, in
determining the quarterly interest rates to be used for
overpayments and underpayments of tax under section 6621, the
Internal Revenue Service will use the federal short-term rate
based on daily compounding because that rate is most consistent
with section 6621 which, pursuant to section 6622, is subject to
daily compounding.
Rounded to the nearest full percent, the federal short-term
rate based on daily compounding determined during the month of

3

October 2005 is 4 percent.

Accordingly, an overpayment rate of 7

percent (6 percent in the case of a corporation) and an
underpayment rate of 7 percent are established for the calendar
quarter beginning January 1, 2006.

The overpayment rate for the

portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000 for the
calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2006, is 4.5 percent.

The

underpayment rate for large corporate underpayments for the
calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2006, is 9 percent.

These

rates apply to amounts bearing interest during that calendar
quarter.
The 7 percent rate also applies to estimated tax
underpayments for the first calendar quarter in 2006 and for the
first 15 days in April 2006.
Interest factors for daily compound interest for annual
rates of 4.5 percent, 6 percent, 7 percent, and 9 percent are
published in Tables 14, 17, 19, and 23 of
Rev. Proc. 95-17, 1995-1 C.B. 556, 568, 571, 573, and 577.
Annual interest rates to be compounded daily pursuant to
section 6622 that apply for prior periods are set forth in the
tables accompanying this revenue ruling.

4

DRAFTING INFORMATION
The principal author of this revenue ruling is Crystal
Foster of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure &
Administration).

For further information regarding this revenue

ruling, contact Ms. Foster at (202) 622-7198 (not a toll-free
call).

5

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES
PERIODS BEFORE JUL. 1, 1975 - PERIODS ENDING DEC. 31, 1986
OVERPAYMENTS AND UNDERPAYMENTS
PERIOD

RATE

Before Jul. 1, 1975
Jul. 1, 1975--Jan. 31,
Feb. 1, 1976--Jan. 31,
Feb. 1, 1978--Jan. 31,
Feb. 1, 1980--Jan. 31,
Feb. 1, 1982--Dec. 31,
Jan. 1, 1983--Jun. 30,
Jul. 1, 1983--Dec. 31,
Jan. 1, 1984--Jun. 30,
Jul. 1, 1984--Dec. 31,
Jan. 1, 1985--Jun. 30,
Jul. 1, 1985--Dec. 31,
Jan. 1, 1986--Jun. 30,
Jul. 1, 1986--Dec. 31,

1976
1978
1980
1982
1982
1983
1983
1984
1984
1985
1985
1986
1986

6%
9%
7%
6%
12%
20%
16%
11%
11%
11%
13%
11%
10%
9%

In 1995-1 C.B.
DAILY RATE TABLE
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table
Table

2,
4,
3,
2,
5,
6,
37,
27,
75,
75,
31,
27,
25
23,

pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.
pg.

557
559
558
557
560
560
591
581
629
629
585
581
579
577

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES
FROM JAN. 1, 1987 - Dec. 31, 1998
OVERPAYMENTS

Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1987--Mar.
1987--Jun.
1987--Sep.
1987--Dec.
1988--Mar.
1988--Jun.
1988--Sep.
1988--Dec.
1989--Mar.
1989--Jun.
1989--Sep.
1989--Dec.
1990--Mar.
1990--Jun.
1990--Sep.
1990--Dec.
1991--Mar.
1991--Jun.
1991--Sep.

31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,

1987
1987
1987
1987
1988
1988
1988
1988
1989
1989
1989
1989
1990
1990
1990
1990
1991
1991
1991

1995-1 C.B.
RATE TABLE PG
8%
21
575
8%
21
575
8%
21
575
9%
23
577
10%
73
627
9%
71
625
9%
71
625
10%
73
627
10%
25
579
11%
27
581
11%
27
581
10%
25
579
10%
25
579
10%
25
579
10%
25
579
10%
25
579
10%
25
579
9%
23
577
9%
23
577

UNDERPAYMENTS
1995-1 C.B.
RATE TABLE PG
9% 23
577
9% 23
577
9% 23
577
10% 25
579
11% 75
629
10% 73
627
10% 73
627
11% 75
629
11% 27
581
12% 29
583
12% 29
583
11% 27
581
11% 27
581
11% 27
581
11% 27
581
11% 27
581
11% 27
581
10% 25
579
10% 25
579

6

Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1991--Dec.
1992--Mar.
1992--Jun.
1992--Sep.
1992--Dec.
1993--Mar.
1993--Jun.
1993--Sep.
1993--Dec.
1994--Mar.
1994--Jun.
1994--Sep.
1994--Dec.
1995--Mar.
1995--Jun.
1995--Sep.
1995--Dec.
1996--Mar.
1996--Jun.
1996--Sep.
1996--Dec.
1997--Mar.
1997--Jun.
1997--Sep.
1997--Dec.
1998--Mar.
1998--Jun.
1998--Sep.
1998--Dec.

31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,

1991
1992
1992
1992
1992
1993
1993
1993
1993
1994
1994
1994
1994
1995
1995
1995
1995
1996
1996
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998
1998

9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
7%
8%
8%
9%
8%
8%
8%
7%
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
7%
7%
7%

23
69
67
67
65
17
17
17
17
17
17
19
21
21
23
21
21
69
67
69
69
21
21
21
21
21
19
19
19

577
623
621
621
619
571
571
571
571
571
571
573
575
575
577
575
575
623
621
623
623
575
575
575
575
575
573
573
573

10%
9%
8%
8%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%
8%
9%
9%
10%
9%
9%
9%
8%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
8%
8%
8%

25
71
69
69
67
19
19
19
19
19
19
21
23
23
25
23
23
71
69
71
71
23
23
23
23
23
21
21
21

579
625
623
623
621
573
573
573
573
573
573
575
577
577
579
577
577
625
623
625
625
577
577
577
577
577
575
575
575

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES
FROM JANUARY 1, 1999 - PRESENT
NONCORPORATE OVERPAYMENTS AND UNDERPAYMENTS

Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1999--Mar.
1999--Jun.
1999--Sep.
1999--Dec.
2000--Mar.
2000--Jun.
2000--Sep.

31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,

1999
1999
1999
1999
2000
2000
2000

RATE
7%
8%
8%
8%
8%
9%
9%

1995-1 C.B.
TABLE
19
21
21
21
69
71
71

PAGE
573
575
575
575
623
625
625

7

Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

2000--Dec
2001--Mar.
2001--Jun.
2001--Sep.
2001--Dec.
2002--Mar.
2002--Jun.
2002--Sep.
2002--Dec.
2003--Mar.
2003--Jun.
2003--Sep.
2003--Dec.
2004-—Mar.
2004—-Jun.
2004—-Sep.
2004--Dec.
2005—-Mar.
2005—-Jun.
2005—-Sep.
2005--Dec.
2006--Mar.

31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,

2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006

9%
9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
5%
4%
5%
5%
6%
6%
7%
7%

71
23
21
19
19
17
17
17
17
15
15
15
13
61
63
61
63
15
17
17
19
19

625
577
575
573
573
571
571
571
571
569
569
569
567
615
617
615
617
569
571
571
573
573

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES
FROM JANUARY 1, 1999 - PRESENT
CORPORATE OVERPAYMENTS AND UNDERPAYMENTS

OVERPAYMENTS
UNDERPAYMENTS
_____________________________
1995-1 C.B.
RATE
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1999--Mar.
1999--Jun.
1999--Sep.
1999--Dec.
2000--Mar.
2000--Jun.

31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,

1999
1999
1999
1999
2000
2000

6%
7%
7%
7%
7%
8%

TABLE
17
19
19
19
67
69

1995-1 C.B.
PG RATE

571
573
573
573
621
623

7%
8%
8%
8%
8%
9%

TABLE
19
21
21
21
69
71

PG
573
575
575
575
623
625

8

Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

2000--Sep.
2000--Dec.
2001--Mar.
2001--Jun.
2001--Sep.
2001--Dec.
2002--Mar.
2002--Jun.
2002--Sep.
2002--Dec.
2003--Mar.
2003--Jun.
2003--Sep.
2003--Dec.
2004-—Mar.
2004—-Jun.
2004—-Sep.
2004--Dec.
2005—-Mar.
2005—-Jun.
2005—-Sep.
2005--Dec.
2006--Mar.

30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,

2000
2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006

8%
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
4%
3%
4%
4%
5%
5%
6%
6%

69
69
21
19
17
17
15
15
15
15
13
13
13
11
59
61
59
61
13
15
15
17
17

623
623
575
573
571
571
569
569
569
569
567
567
567
565
613
615
613
615
567
569
569
571
571

9%
9%
9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
5%
4%
5%
5%
6%
6%
7%
7%

71
71
23
21
19
19
17
17
17
17
15
15
15
13
61
63
61
63
15
17
17
19
19

625
625
577
575
573
573
571
571
571
571
569
569
569
567
615
617
615
617
569
571
571
573
573

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES FOR
LARGE CORPORATE UNDERPAYMENTS
FROM JANUARY 1, 1991 - PRESENT

1995-1 C.B.
RATE TABLE
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1991--Mar.
1991--Jun.
1991--Sep.
1991--Dec.
1992--Mar.
1992--Jun.
1992--Sep.
1992--Dec.
1993--Mar.
1993--Jun.
1993--Sep.
1993--Dec.
1994--Mar.
1994--Jun.
1994--Sep.
1994--Dec.
1995--Mar.
1995--Jun.

31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,

1991
1991
1991
1991
1992
1992
1992
1992
1993
1993
1993
1993
1994
1994
1994
1994
1995
1995

13%
12%
12%
12%
11%
10%
10%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
10%
11%
11%
12%

31
29
29
29
75
73
73
71
23
23
23
23
23
23
25
27
27
29

PG
585
583
583
583
629
627
627
625
577
577
577
577
577
577
579
581
581
583

9

Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
1,

1995--Sep.
1995--Dec.
1996--Mar.
1996--Jun.
1996--Sep.
1996--Dec.
1997--Mar.
1997--Jun.
1997--Sep.
1997--Dec.
1998--Mar.
1998--Jun.
1998--Sep.
1998--Dec.
1999--Mar.
1999--Jun.
1999--Sep.
1999--Dec.
2000--Mar.
2000--Jun.
2000--Sep.
2000--Dec.
2001--Mar.
2001--Jun.
2001--Sep.
2001--Dec.
2002--Mar.
2002--Jun.
2002--Sep.
2002--Dec.
2003--Mar.
2003--Jun.
2003--Sep.
2003--Dec.
2004-—Mar.
2004—-Jun.
2004—-Sep.
2004--Dec.
2005—-Mar.
2005—-Jun.
2005—-Sep.
2005--Dec.
2006--Mar.

30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
30,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,

1995
1995
1996
1996
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998
1998
1999
1999
1999
1999
2000
2000
2000
2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006

11%
11%
11%
10%
11%
11%
11%
11%
11%
11%
11%
10%
10%
10%
9%
10%
10%
10%
10%
11%
11%
11%
11%
10%
9%
9%
8%
8%
8%
8%
7%
7%
7%
6%
6%
7%
6%
7%
7%
8%
8%
9%
9%

27
27
75
73
75
75
27
27
27
27
27
25
25
25
23
25
25
25
73
75
75
75
27
25
23
23
21
21
21
21
19
19
19
17
65
67
65
67
19
21
21
23
23

581
581
629
627
629
629
581
581
581
581
581
579
579
579
577
579
579
579
627
629
629
629
581
579
577
577
575
575
575
575
573
573
573
571
619
621
619
621
573
575
575
577
577

TABLE OF INTEREST RATES FOR CORPORATE
OVERPAYMENTS EXCEEDING $10,000
FROM JANUARY 1, 1995 – PRESENT
1995-1 C.B.
RATE TABLE PG

10

Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
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Jul.
Oct.
Jan.
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
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Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
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Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan.

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1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
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1,
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1,
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1,
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1,
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1995--Mar.
1995--Jun.
1995--Sep.
1995--Dec.
1996--Mar.
1996--Jun.
1996--Sep.
1996--Dec.
1997--Mar.
1997--Jun.
1997--Sep.
1997--Dec.
1998--Mar.
1998--Jun.
1998--Sep.
1998--Dec.
1999--Mar.
1999--Jun.
1999--Sep.
1999--Dec.
2000--Mar.
2000--Jun.
2000--Sep.
2000--Dec.
2001--Mar.
2001--Jun.
2001--Sep.
2001--Dec.
2002--Mar.
2002--Jun.
2002--Sep.
2002--Dec.
2003--Mar.
2003--Jun.
2003--Sep.
2003--Dec.
2004-—Mar.
2004—-Jun.
2004—-Sep.
2004--Dec.
2005—-Mar.
2005—-Jun.
2005—-Sep.
2005--Dec.
2006--Mar.

31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
31,
31,
30,
30,
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31,
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1995
1995
1995
1995
1996
1996
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998
1998
1999
1999
1999
1999
2000
2000
2000
2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2003
2003
2003
2004
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2005
2005
2006

6.5%
7.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
5.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
5.5%
5.5%
5.5%
4.5%
5.5%
5.5%
5.5%
5.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
6.5%
5.5%
4.5%
4.5%
3.5%
3.5%
3.5%
3.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
1.5%
1.5%
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2.5%
3.5%
3.5%
4.5%
4.5%

18
20
18
18
66
64
66
66
18
18
18
18
18
16
16
16
14
16
16
16
64
66
66
66
18
16
14
14
12
12
12
12
10
10
10
8562
56610
58
56
58612
10
12
12
14
14

572
574
572
572
620
618
620
620
572
572
572
572
572
570
570
570
568
570
570
570
618
620
620
620
572
570
568
568
566
566
566
566
564
564
564
612
610
564
566
566
568
568