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Tax Exempt Bonds: A Description of State and Local Government Debt

Description: This report provides information about state and local government debt. State and local governments issue debt instruments in exchange for the use of individuals' and businesses' savings. This debt obligates state and local governments to make interest payments for the use of these savings and to repay, at some time in the future, the amount borrowed. State and local governments may finance capital facilities with debt rather than out of current tax revenue to more closely align benefits and tax payments. The federal government subsidizes the cost of most state and local debt by excluding the interest income from federal income taxation.
Date: February 15, 2018
Creator: Driessen, Grant A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): State Insolvency and Federal Loans to States

Description: This report discusses the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) and summarizes how insolvent states may borrow funds from the UTF loan account to meet their UC benefit obligations. It includes the manner in which states must repay federal UTF loans. It also provides details on how the UTF loans may trigger potential interest accrual and explains the timetable for increased net Federal Unemployment Taxes Act (FUTA) taxes if the funds are not repaid promptly.
Date: February 26, 2018
Creator: Whittaker, Julie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department