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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income - Savings Bonds

  1. I cashed some Series E, Series EE, and Series I savings bonds. How do I report the interest?

Rev. date: 03/08/2019

I cashed some Series E, Series EE, and Series I savings bonds. How do I report the interest?

In general, you must report the interest in income in the taxable year in which you redeemed the bonds to the extent you did not include the interest in income in a prior taxable year. 
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 (for whom you claim an exemption) during the year.