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Old 10-22-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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How to buy $10,000 in I Bonds in 2012

As you know treasury is limiting I bond purchases to 5k next year with no paper bonds issued at banks. If you are interested in buying $5k more, you have to do it through your tax filing to get them ( issued in paper). Here is a link to show you how to buy the maximum amount, even if you owe the fed, or your refund is not enough to buy the amount you want to purchase.

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:13 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately it only appears to be good for $5K even for joint filers and perhaps the co-owner titling will be in the 'AND' rather than the 'OR' form?
Part II
You may request up to three different
savings bond registrations. However,
each registration must be a multiple of
$50, and the total of lines 4, 5a, and 6a
cannot be more than $5,000 (or your
refund amount, whichever is smaller).

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Old 10-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up on the reduction to 5K. I think I will send in additional estimated taxes to get enough for a 5k tax refund.

P.S. , A while back , I was thinking of cashing in my I bonds early with the bogus "no inflation cpi numbers" I am glad I stayed with them now,
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