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§ 454.
Obligations issued at discount
Non-interest-bearing obligations issued at a discount
Short-term obligations issued on discount basis
In the case of any obligation—
of the United States; or
of a State or a possession of the United States, or any political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or of the District of Columbia,
which is issued on a discount basis and payable without interest at a fixed maturity date not exceeding 1 year from the date of issue, the amount of discount at which such obligation is originally sold shall not be considered to accrue until the date on which such obligation is paid at maturity, sold, or otherwise disposed of.
Matured United States savings bonds
In the case of a taxpayer who—
holds a series E United States savings bond at the date of maturity, and
pursuant to regulations prescribed under chapter 31 of title 31 (A) retains his investment in such series E bond in an obligation of the United States, other than a current income obligation, or (B) exchanges such series E bond for another nontransferable obligation of the United States in an exchange upon which gain or loss is not recognized because of section 1037 (or so much of section 1031 as relates to section 1037),
the increase in redemption value (to the extent not previously includible in gross income) in excess of the amount paid for such series E bond shall be includible in gross income in the taxable year in which the obligation is finally redeemed or in the taxable year of final maturity, whichever is earlier. This subsection shall not apply to a corporation, and shall not apply in the case of any taxable year for which the taxpayer’s taxable income is computed under an accrual method of accounting or for which an election made by the taxpayer under subsection (a) applies.
(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 156; Pub. L. 86–346, title I, § 102, Sept. 22, 1959, 73 Stat. 621; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, §§ 1901(c)(2), 1906(b)(13)(A), Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1803, 1834; Pub. L. 97–452, § 2(c)(2), Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2478.)
cite as: 26 USC 454