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Outside scholarship - claim on taxes?

smcirishsmcirish Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
Hi! My D received a $10,000 outside scholarship from an organization unrelated to her college (to be used for tuition or room and board) on top of a full tuition scholarship from her college. The outside scholarship covers most (but not all) of her room and board. It is paid directly to the college ($5000 per semester). The organization hasn’t sent us a 1099. Do we claim this on our taxes? Or does our D claim it on hers? She only has about $800 in income for 2017 except for the scholarship. It seems like I’ve seen conflicting info here on CC about this. Thanks!

Replies to: Outside scholarship - claim on taxes?

  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint Registered User Posts: 3,526 Senior Member
    If the outside scholarship was used for room and board, it's taxable. The scholarship was for your daughter, so it gets reported on her tax return. It doesn't matter if the scholarship organization has prepared a 1099 or not.
  • smcirishsmcirish Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    Thank you!
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