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Different expert here. Very concerned about the above response from the other expert..
You say "YOU" won. The church is supposed to report this to the IRS (by law
) using the winners SS number. If they did report it all under your ss number (and it sounds like they did) there is going to be an issue if you file an amended return
showing 2,000 and they were told you won 8,000!!! If it was reported under the three ss numbers as 2,000/4000/4000 then filing
an amended return is ok.
However it seems like it was all filed under you as "it made no difference in taxes". I'm betting if the girls filed it there would be taxes because there incomes
are probably higher.
I would contact the church and inquire how they reported this to the IRS.
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