Are monies awarded outside of "normal" AROTC scholarships taxable?

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    DS received $5,000 from the university that apparently they can distribute at their discretion. Is this taxable? We will certainly consult out tax professional but I want to see if anybody here has any experience with this sort of thing? Thanks.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I think it probably depends on how it's spent. Since it presumably will go toward something other than tuition, then yes it would be taxable. That's my understanding anyway. Also, I expect you could report it on your DS's taxes. Assuming his income is pretty low (as is most student's) the amount owed, if anything, shouldn't be too big a deal.

    Of course tax professionals need to make a living as well and are always worth consulting. The government WILL get theirs!
     

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