I received dividends from my credit union. How do I report this
Certain distributions commonly referred to as dividends are actually interest.
They include "dividends" on deposits or share accounts in cooperative banks,
credit unions, domestic savings and loan associations, and mutual savings
Interest income can be reported on Form 1040 (PDF), Form 1040A (PDF), or Form 1040EZ (PDF).
If your taxable interest income is more than $1,500, be sure to show that
income on Form 1040, Schedule B (PDF) or Form 1040A, Schedule 1 (PDF). You cannot file Form 1040EZ
if your interest income is more than $1,500. Refer to Tax Topic 403, Interest
Received, for additional information on interest income.
I cashed some Series E, Series EE and Series I savings bonds, how
do I report the interest?
If your total taxable interest for the year is more than $1500, you report
(and separately identify) the interest on Schedule B of Form 1040 (PDF) or Schedule 1 of Form 1040A (PDF).
If your total interest is not more than $1500 for the year, report the savings
bond interest with your other interest on the "Interest" line of your tax
return. If you do not report the increase in the redemption value of the bonds
as interest each year, you must report all of the interest in the year they
are cashed or otherwise disposed of. Exception: Some or all of the interest
may be excludable from your gross income if you pay qualified higher education
expenses for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent during the year.
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