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TreasuryDirect / Treasury bond question

TreasuryDirect / Treasury bond question
  1. How much is a Series EE $50 savings bond worth today?
  2. How do I get through TreasuryDirect?
  3. How do I look up a Treasury bond?
  4. What happens to EE bonds after 30 years?
  5. When should I cash in EE savings bonds?
  6. How do I contact U.S. Treasury Direct by phone?
  7. How do I find out if I have savings bonds in my name?
  8. How do I contact the US Treasury?
  9. How do I contact TreasuryDirect by email?
  10. Is TreasuryDirect a legitimate website?
  11. Is your Social Security number a bond?
  12. How do I find my uncashed savings bonds?
  13. What if I lost my savings bond?

How much is a Series EE $50 savings bond worth today?

For example, if you purchased a $50 Series EE bond in May 2000, you would have paid $25 for it. The government promised to pay back its face value with interest at maturity, bringing its value to $53.08 by May 2020. A $50 bond purchased 30 years ago for $25 would be $103.68 today.

How do I get through TreasuryDirect?

Our current call center hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm ET. You may reach us at 844-284-2676.

How do I look up a Treasury bond?

Information dealing with the purchase, redemption, replacement, forms, and valuation of Treasury savings bonds and securities is located on the TreasuryDirect.gov website which is managed by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.

What happens to EE bonds after 30 years?

As of November 2021, the I bond rate is 7.12%. Series EE savings bonds also mature after 30 years. Like I bonds, they will earn interest until they are redeemed.

When should I cash in EE savings bonds?

It's possible to redeem a savings bond as soon as one year after it's purchased, but it's usually wise to wait at least five years so you don't lose the last three months of interest when you cash it in.

How do I contact U.S. Treasury Direct by phone?

For service, customers may call 844-284-2676 (toll free) or, from outside the United States, +1-304-480-6464.

How do I find out if I have savings bonds in my name?

The good news is that in 2000 the Treasury Department started its "Treasury Hunt" website, where you can search for savings bonds in your family's name. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to try it out. All you do is enter a social security number and the site returns results instantly.

How do I contact the US Treasury?

For individuals: IRS toll-free assistance line at 1-800-829-1040. For businesses: IRS toll-free assistance line at 1-800-829-4933.

How do I contact TreasuryDirect by email?

NOTE: Currently, callers to 844-284-2676 may experience longer than normal wait times. You may elect to submit your question or inquiry by e-mail to [email protected] or you can visit our website at https://fiscal.treasury.gov/public/ for more information and resources.

Is TreasuryDirect a legitimate website?

TreasuryDirect is a website run by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service under the United States Department of the Treasury that allows US individual investors to purchase Treasury securities such as Treasury Bills directly from the U.S. government.

Is your Social Security number a bond?

a good samaritan: There's ten bonds associated with one SSN at the Fed. The number on the back of the card is only one of ten numbers which identifies the bond it's associated with. The bond, which is held by the Fed, has an account associated with it.

How do I find my uncashed savings bonds?

Use the Treasury Hunt tool

An online tool from the Treasury can help you determine if you have any lost bonds, before submitting a recovery claim. “A shortcut you can take to find missing savings bonds is to head to treasuryhunt.gov, which shows matured, uncashed savings bonds,” says Leslie H.

What if I lost my savings bond?

To file a claim for a savings bond that is lost, stolen, or destroyed, complete a Claim for Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed United States Savings Bonds (FS Form 1048). Please sign the form in the presence of an authorized certifying officer (available at a bank, trust company, or credit union).

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