Series Ee Savings Bonds

Definition of "Series ee savings bonds"

Bonds sold at a discount from their face value; accumulated interest paid at maturity, as in the case of zero coupon bonds. Interest rate minimum is guaranteed with the prevailing interest rate adjusted semiannually. As with all U.S. Treasury issues, interest earned on these bonds is exempt from state and local taxes. Federal income tax on the interest earned does not have to be prepaid until the bonds reach maturity.

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