Tax: Interest Income: Accrued Interest

Interest that has been earned or recognized but is not yet payable (credited) is considered accrued interest, for example, interest declared or accumulated on a bond since the last interest payment date up to but not including the settlement date (not yet paid).  Accrued interest also includes interest on bonds sold between interest payment dates. 

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