Submitted By: John
Answered: December 30, 2016 2:09 pm

My son received a fellowship that includes a stipend. Is the stipend taxable?

Fellowship payments used for incidental expenses, including room and board, travel, and optional equipment are taxable. So too are amounts received for teaching, research, and other services required as a condition for receiving the fellowship. The only exception: amounts received for services required by the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or the Armed Services Professional Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program.

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Tax Glossary

Qualified plan

A retirement plan that meets tax law tests and allows for tax deferment and tax-free accumulation of income until benefits are withdrawn. Pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, employee stock ownership, and Keogh plans and IRAs may be qualified plans.

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