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

Simplified employee plan (SEP)

IRA-type plan set up by an employer, rather than the employee. Salary-reduction contributions may be allowed to plans of small employers set up before 1997.

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