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My wife 85 years old ,who retired 30 years ago, obtained a reward for assisting in preparing a script for a NETFLIX movie;is this award $34,000.00 taxable?

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Yes, the "award" or "reward" would be deemed income so it would be taxable. Please let me know if that answers your question. And I apologize if it's not good news... please don't shoot the messenger - I have an ethical obligation to tell you the truth!!! If you don't need any additional information, if you wouldn't mind could you please take a moment to submit a rating. It DOES NOT cost you anything extra and it allows me to get credit for helping you. Sometimes people aren't aware that experts don't get any credit for the time and effort that we spend on our answers unless you rate it positively. 5 STARS is always appreciated! You can still ask follow up questions after rating - and of course please ask if you need clarification to anything I've writtenThere may be some lag in my response time if you follow up with additional questions. It just means I'm working with someone else but I will ALWAYS come back an answer your questions when I'm done.

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