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Claim food stamps on taxes? ..Vanessa.. 2 kids; New Mexico 7796 posts
31st Jan '12

I was just doing my taxes and it asked for the amount of public assistance, TANF, welfare, or SSI. I got food stamps last year so does that count at public assistance? I couldn't really find an explaination of what they wanted. Do I need to list the amount of food stamps I got? Thanks.

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 22183 posts
31st Jan '12

TANF is for cash assistance

eta. we get ours done professionally and they never list food stamps though we have told them when we had gotten them

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
31st Jan '12

It's assistance, so I would think that it counts.

..Vanessa.. 2 kids; New Mexico 7796 posts
31st Jan '12
Quoting KristaAnne:" TANF is for cash assistance"


Yea, I know that much. I didn't get any welfare or TANF, just food stamps, but I'm not sure what they mean by "public assistance"?

..Vanessa.. 2 kids; New Mexico 7796 posts
31st Jan '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" It's assistance, so I would think that it counts."


Crap. I already filed. Don't you think if I had to claim it then the state would have sent me something stating how much I got or something?

..Vanessa.. 2 kids; New Mexico 7796 posts
31st Jan '12
Quoting KristaAnne:" TANF is for cash assistance eta. we get ours done professionally and they never list food stamps though we have told them when we had gotten them"


K good to know. I've never heard anyone say they had to list it on their taxes.

yo gabby gabby 4 kids; Arizona 42570 posts
31st Jan '12

we file thru H&R block and we have never been asked about food stamps and we get no other assistance

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
31st Jan '12

Foodstamps are not counted as taxable income.



http://www.ehow.com/info_7957981_do-food-stamps-federal-return.html

..Vanessa.. 2 kids; New Mexico 7796 posts
31st Jan '12
Quoting Mandy loves Hailey:" Foodstamps are not counted as taxable income. http://www.ehow.com/info_7957981_do-food-stamps-federal-return.html"


Phew. Good to know. Thank you so much!