. What is the Applicable Federal Rate (AFR) and how can it be used? What does AFR stand for in mortgage? The term "AFR" stands for "annual percentage rate." This is the interest rate that is charged on a loan on an annual basis. This rate is typically higher than the interest rate that is charged on a loan on a monthly basis, because it includes additional fees and charges that are assessed on an annual basis. What is the federal short term interest rate for 2022? The federal short term interest rate for 2022 is not yet known. The rate is set by the Federal Reserve and is based on a number of factors, including economic conditions. What is the IRS interest rate for 2022? The IRS interest rate for 2022 is 5%. Can you lock in an AFR rate? Yes, you can lock in an AFR rate on a loan. What is 7520 rate used for? The 7520 rate is a rate used for calculating the present value of an annuity. This rate is also referred to as the "effective interest rate."