Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2012-39 

September 24, 2012 

Rev. Rul. 2012-26


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Special use value; farms; interest rates. The 2012 interest rates to be used in computing the special use value of farm real property for which an election is made under section 2032A of the Code are listed for estates of decedents.

This revenue ruling contains a list of the average annual effective interest rates on new loans under the Farm Credit System. This revenue ruling also contains a list of the states within each Farm Credit System Bank Territory.

Under § 2032A(e)(7)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code, rates on new Farm Credit System Bank loans are used in computing the special use value of real property used as a farm for which an election is made under § 2032A. The rates in Table 1 of this revenue ruling may be used by estates that value farmland under § 2032A as of a date in 2012.

Average annual effective interest rates, calculated in accordance with § 2032A(e)(7)(A) and § 20.2032A-4(e) of the Estate Tax Regulations, to be used under § 2032A(e)(7)(A)(ii), are set forth in the accompanying Table of Interest Rates (Table 1). The states within each Farm Credit System Bank Territory are set forth in the accompanying Table of Farm Credit System Bank Territories (Table 2).

Rev. Rul. 81-170, 1981-1 C.B. 454, contains an illustrative computation of an average annual effective interest rate. The rates applicable for valuation in 2010 and 2011 are in Rev. Rul. 2011-17, 2011-33 I.R.B. 160. For rate information for years prior to 2010, see Rev. Rul. 2009-21, 2009-30 I.R.B. 162, and other revenue rulings that are referenced therein.

DRAFTING INFORMATION

The principal author of this revenue ruling is Lane Damazo of the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). For further information regarding this revenue ruling, contact Lane Damazo at (202) 622-3090 (not a toll-free call).

REV. RUL. 2012-26 TABLE 1
TABLE OF INTEREST RATES (Year of Valuation 2012)
Farm Credit System Bank Servicing State in Which Property is Located Rate
AgFirst, FCB 6.19
AgriBank, FCB 5.61
CoBank, ACB 5.15
Texas, FCB 5.50
REV. RUL. 2012-26 TABLE 2
TABLE OF FARM CREDIT SYSTEM BANK TERRITORIES
Farm Credit System Bank Location of Property
AgFirst, FCB Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.
AgriBank, FCB Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
CoBank, ACB Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington.
Texas, FCB Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas.


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