Investments & Financial Planning
What Is Bond OID Accretion ?
The difference between the discounted purchase price and the value at maturity is the return or yield on the bond and is called accretion. A bond's accretion must be calculated annually and this amount must be reported to the IRS as income on Form 1099. OID bonds are generally issued at a low or zero coupon and are issued at a deep discount relative to the bond's par value.
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