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Instructions for Schedule B, 
Interest and 
Ordinary 
Dividends(p13)


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Use Schedule B (Form 1040) if any of the following applies.
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You can list more than one payer on each entry space for lines 1 and 5, but be sure to clearly show the amount paid next to the payer's name. Add the separate amounts paid by the payers listed on an entry space and enter the total in the Amount column. If you still need more space, attach separate statements that are the same size as the printed schedule. Use the same format as lines 1 and 5, but show your totals on Schedule B. Be sure to put your name and social security number (SSN) on the statements and attach them at the end of your return.
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Part I. Interest(p14)


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Line 1(p14)


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Interest(p14)


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Report on line 1 all of your taxable interest. Taxable interest should be shown on your Forms 1099-INT, Forms 1099-OID, or substitute statements. Include interest from series EE, H, HH, and I U.S. savings bonds. List each payer's name and show the amount. Do not report on this line any tax-exempt interest from box 8 or box 9 of Form 1099-INT. Instead, report the amount from box 8 on line 8b of Form 1040. If an amount is shown in box 9 of Form 1099-INT, you generally must report it on line 12 of Form 6251. See the instructions for Form 6251 for more details.
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Special Rules(p14)


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Seller-Financed Mortgages(p14)


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If you sold your home or other property and the buyer used the property as a personal residence, list first any interest the buyer paid you on a mortgage or other form of seller financing. Be sure to show the buyer's name, address, and SSN. You must also let the buyer know your SSN. If you do not show the buyer's name, address, and SSN, or let the buyer know your SSN, you may have to pay a $50 penalty.
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Nominees(p14)


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If you received a Form 1099-INT that includes interest you received as a nominee (that is, in your name, but the interest actually belongs to someone else), report the total on line 1. Do this even if you later distributed some or all of this income to others. Under your last entry on line 1, put a subtotal of all interest listed on line 1. Below this subtotal, enter Nominee Distribution and show the total interest you received as a nominee. Subtract this amount from the subtotal and enter the result on line 2.
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If you received interest as a nominee, you must give the actual owner a Form 1099-INT unless the owner is your spouse. You must also file a Form 1096 and a Form 1099-INT with the IRS. For more details, see the General Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and W-2G and the Instructions for Forms 1099-INT and 1099-OID.
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Accrued Interest(p14)


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When you buy bonds between interest payment dates and pay accrued interest to the seller, this interest is taxable to the seller. If you received a Form 1099 for interest as a purchaser of a bond with accrued interest, follow the rules earlier under Nominees to see how to report the accrued interest on Schedule B. But identify the amount to be subtracted as Accrued Interest.
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Original Issue Discount (OID)(p14)


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If you are reporting OID in an amount less than the amount shown on Form 1099-OID, follow the rules earlier under Nominees to see how to report the OID on Schedule B. But identify the amount to be subtracted as OID Adjustment.
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Amortizable Bond Premium(p14)


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If you are reducing your interest income on a bond by the amount of amortizable bond premium, follow the rules earlier under Nominees to see how to report the interest on Schedule B. But identify the amount to be subtracted as ABP Adjustment.
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Line 3(p14)


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Excludable Interest on Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989(p14)


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If, during 2008, you cashed series EE or I U.S. savings bonds issued after 1989 and you paid qualified higher education expenses for yourself, your spouse, or your dependents, you may be able to exclude part or all of the interest on those bonds. See Form 8815 for details.
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