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How Long Do Federal EE And I Bonds Earn Interest For ?

Federal EE and I bonds earn interest for 30 years. The interest rate is reset every 6 months for each bond. You do not have to report the interest earned as income on your tax return until you cash the bond in or it reached its final maturity, whichever comes first.

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