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How can we get US Savings Bond interest that we received excluded from our income?

I have heard others say it's possible to have interest excluded from income but not sure on exactly how to go about doing this. 

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Catalyst V

How can we get US Savings Bond interest that we received excluded from our income?

Generally, interest on U.S. Savings bonds are not excluded from Federal Income Taxes.  Most states exclude the interest from State Income taxes.

Having said that, there are some some exclusions for interest used for education.  There are rules etc., that have to be followed.  See IRS Publication 550

 

For further information about this visit:

 

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Markets/Pages/interest.aspx

https://savingsbonds.com/bond_basics/education-tax-exclusion-savings-bonds.cfm

https://www.treasurydirect.gov/forms/savpdp0051.pdf

Member I

How can we get US Savings Bond interest that we received excluded from our income?

Ok, thanks for the info @LudwigVan_fan. It looks like we can exclude about $1786 since we used $5000 towards education expenses that are qualified and redeemed a total of $7000 in bonds. Only accrued $2500 interest on it. Math makes me despise tax time even more.