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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: 10/27/2015

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

If you did not report the increase in the redemption value of the bonds as interest annually and you did not report the interest in the year of maturity, you must report all interest in the year the bonds are redeemed.
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.