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Per IRS Instructions for Forms 1099-INT and 1099-OID, page 3:

Box 8. Tax-Exempt Interest

Enter tax-exempt interest that is not OID of $10 or more that is credited or paid to the person's account if that interest is paid on obligations issued by a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. possession, an Indian tribal government, or their political subdivisions, or qualified volunteer fire departments to finance eligible expenditures. A political subdivision may include port authorities, toll road commissions, utility services authorities, community redevelopment agencies, and similar governmental entities that meet the requirements of Regulations section 1.103-1(b). Include in box 8 any accrued qualified stated interest on these bonds sold between interest dates (or on a payment date).


Report your Form 1099-INT in the TaxAct program, and enter your Box 8 tax-exempt interest amount (if you need help accessing Form 1099-INT, go to our Form 1099-INT - Entering in Program FAQ):

  1. From within your Form 1099-INT, continue with the interview process until you reach the screen titled Investment Income - Tax-Exempt Interest.
  2. Click the data entry field below 8. Tax-exempt interest, and type your amount.

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