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AS long as the IRS would NOT have any reporting on your tax account (which is identified by your SSN) -
I do not think that they would ever ask any questions.
Generally when reporting on the tax return and reporting the IRS received do not match - the IRS sending notices.
That is correct - UNLESS you claimed any additional tax benefits based on that amount.
But so far - I do not see that claiming that additional income will provide you any benefits - so I woudl not expect any questions.If however - your employer indeed reported that income as non-employment compensation using form 1099misc - the IRS would expect to see that amount as your self-employment income - and if not - you may expect a notice.
If if nothing reported besides your income - it would be very unlikely to have that reporting questioned.