Bond Anticipation Notes

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If the market conditions are not favorable to issue G.O. bonds, a local government may issue bond anticipation notes not to exceed two two-year terms. These are obligations of the local government just like other bonds and notes; however, when the G.O. bonds are issued and the proceeds are received, these notes will be retired from the G.O. proceeds. These notes are subject to the same restrictions as G.O. bonds for exemption from federal income taxes. These notes are similar to construction loans in the business world. Using these notes allows the county time to wait for better interest rates or marketing conditions. These notes may be issued under T.C.A. §§ 9-21-501 through 9-21-505.