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I read somewhere that this was considered earned income (I may have that wrong), but I put a brief note in my 'to do" tax stuff file about that says: "$300 tax rebate refund=earned income, no 1099, but must add".

So, I'm single, no dependents, I've not itemizing for several years, and I do my own taxes. I have enough problems with Schedule D and just want to know, going in & before I start, EXACTLY, what line this $300 goes on, and if it shows up more than once - or anyplace on schedule B or D (I wouldn't think so). It seems to be, just casually looking, it goes on line 10 on a 1040 - but anywhere else?

If this in answered somewhere already, hopefully in language that a regular person can understand, please just give a reference. Thanx for your help.

Frankly, maybe this is in the tax instructions somewhere (if so, what page?); but I've missed stuff before (once I forgot to deduct myself, on my first draft of form) and had to do it over.

Again, would appreciate some definitive help, as my first draft effort for taxes starts Friday. ;-(
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