Some types of income you receive are not taxable. When you total your gross
income to determine whether you are required to file a tax return, do not
include your nontaxable income. You should keep records of your nontaxable
income. Some types of income that generally are not taxable include:
Child support payments,
Life insurance proceeds received because of the death of an individual,
Interest on certain state or local government obligations,
Accident and health insurance proceeds, including certain long term care
Certain property received as a gift or inheritance,
Benefits received under any law administered by the Department of Veteran's
Amounts received under a worker's compensation act for an occupational
sickness or injury,
Qualified distributions from Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (formerly
called Education IRAs); refer to Topic 451 for more information,
Certain Roth IRA distributions; refer to Topic 428 for more information,
Certain amounts withdrawn from Medical Savings Accounts (MSA's) to pay
medical expenses, and
Limited amounts of dependent care assistance paid through a dependent
care assistance program.
Death gratuity benefits paid to survivors of deceased armed forces members
for deaths occurring after September 10, 2001.
Homeowners assistance program payments, subject to certain limits, paid
after November 11, 2003, by the Department of Defense.
For tax years after 2002, Dependent Care Assistance Program paid by the
military for military personnel.
All or a portion of your Social Security or equivalent Railroad Retirement
Benefits may be nontaxable. Refer to Topic 423 for more information.
Some scholarship and fellowship grants may be non–taxable. For more
information, refer to Topic 421, Scholarship and Fellowship Grants.
Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, contains additional
information on whether specific items of income are taxed.