"I have not received any tax documents"
You should wait for the tax documents to arrive. However, in the interim you should be able to contact the executor (id there was a will) or administrator (if there was not) and that individual should be able to give you some sense of whether the $3000 consists of any taxable income or gain.
You should receive a Form K-1 from the estate. How you report the amount on your return will be shown on the K-1.
The K-1 on the estate is normally due to the beneficiaries by April 15th of the following year. If you have not received the K-1 you should contact the individual that sent you the check to find out when to expect the K-1.
If the K-1 will not be received until after April 15th you can file an Extension on your return. See How to file an extension.
When you receive the K-1 you would enter it in the Income and expense section of the program. To enter the K-1 you should:
- Find Search area in the upper right of the screen
- Enter K-1 in the search box
- Select K-1 Estates in the drop down menu
- A question will come up Where do I enter my K-1?
- Select Go to K-1
- Begin entering the K-1 information on the screens.
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