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What types of items get entered on line 21, Form 1040?

On line 21, you report any taxable income that hasn’t been reported elsewhere in your tax return or schedules. Examples include:

  1. Most prizes and awards,
  2. Gambling winnings, including lotteries and raffles,
  3. Jury duty pay,
  4. Certain Health Savings Account (HSA) distributions not used to pay or reimburse the taxpayer for qualified medical expenses,
  5. Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, and
  6. Nonbusiness credit card debt cancellation.

To find a complete list of income that should be reported on Form 1040 line 21, refer to Form 1040 instructions.

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