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Federal Interest Rate History

Federal Funds Data – Federal Reserve Bank of New York – The effective federal funds rate (EFFR) is calculated as a volume-weighted median of overnight federal funds transactions reported in the FR 2420 Report of Selected Money Market Rates. a The New York Fed publishes the EFFR for the prior business day on the New York Fed’s website at approximately 9:00 a.m. b

Index of Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) Rulings – Each month, the IRS provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes. These rates, known as Applicable Federal Rates (or AFRs), are regularly published as revenue rulings. The list below presents the revenue rulings containing these AFRs in reverse chronological order, starting with January 2000.

Video Clip: The Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut and Consumers – Heather Long talked about the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would be cut for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. She explained how this rate cut might impact consumers.