Industrial Revenue Bonds

Benefits: The benefits of Industrial Revenue Bonds include:

Long term – Maturity of the bonds is flexible and can range from ten to thirty years

Low Interest Rate – Rates are generally 2.0% to 3.0% below Prime Rate. The interest rates are discounted to reflect tax-exempt status. Rates range well below conventional financing

Flexible Terms – Interest rates may be fixed or variable and can finance up to 100% of the eligible project costs

Favorable Terms – There is no fixed minimum job creation or capital investment requirements, although some jobs have to be created.

*Sailboats along the Mississippi River

sailboats Description: QCREDA issues DOUBLE tax-exempt revenue bonds on behalf of manufacturing companies to finance the acquisition of assets such as land, buildings and equipment or to construct new or renovate existing facilities. They are limited by federal law to selected purposes, such as manufacturing firms. Interest on tax-exempt bonds is exempt from federal income tax.
Eligibility: Some major eligibility requirements include: Total costs cannot exceed $20 million. The transaction can be for up to $10 million. The average maturity cannot exceed 120% of the economic life of facilities financed. Industrial Revenue Bonds require volume cap.
* Industrial Revenue Bond Rules General Eligibility
* Industrial Revenue Bond Rules for Borrowers
* Industrial Revenue Bond Rules for Purchasers
Fees: A $2,000 non-refundable application fee is due when the application is submitted. An issuance fee of 80 basis points is due at closing along with an issuer counsel fee that ranges between $5,000-7,000 depending on the complexity of the bond. Costs of issuance funded from tax-exempt private activity bond proceeds are limited to 2.0%.