IRS Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2023
May 23, 2023
The IRS today announced that that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2023.
For individuals, the rate for overpayments and underpayments will be 7 percent per year, compounded daily. Here is a complete list of the new rates:
- 7 percent for overpayments (payments made in excess of the amount owed), 6 percent for corporations.
- 4.5 percent for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000.
- 7 percent for underpayments (taxes owed but not fully paid).
- 9 percent for large corporate underpayments.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, the rate of interest is determined on a quarterly basis. For taxpayers other than corporations, the overpayment and underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points.
Generally, in the case of a corporation, the underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points, and the overpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 2 percentage points. The rate for large corporate underpayments is the federal short-term rate plus 5 percentage points. The rate on the portion of a corporate overpayment of tax exceeding $10,000 for a taxable period is the federal short-term rate plus one-half (0.5) of a percentage point.
The interest rates announced today are computed from the federal short-term rate determined during April 2023. See the revenue ruling for details.
Revenue Ruling 2023-11 announcing the rates of interest, will appear in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-23, dated June 5, 2023.