T-Note Law and Legal Definition

T-Note is the abbreviation for Treasury note, which is one kind of government security issued by the U. S. Treasury to obtain the funds used to finance the federal budget deficit. A Treasury note (or T-note) has a maturity length of between one and 10 years. Treasury notes are extremely popular investments as there is a large secondary market that adds to their liquidity. Interest payments on the notes are made every six months until maturity. The income for interest payments is not taxable on a municipal or state level but is federally taxed.