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I inherited old paper Treasury bonds and don't know what to do with them.

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  • Before I give TreasuryDirect my SSN, is it a legitimate US bond site?

  • Has anyone been able to mass upload the bond numbers so I can calculate how much tax I will owe?

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if you are a talking about https://www.treasurydirect.gov/ then yes it is a legitimate site. It is a US government site run by the US department of the treasury.

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I entered a long list of bonds a few years ago into the system. I don't think it was very hard to do.

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  • Thanks. Did you enter your bond one-at-a-time or upload a spreadsheet or csv?
    – Marinaio
    Sep 22, 2020 at 17:00
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    It was about 5 years ago, so I don't remember how I did it. It is also possible the interface changed. I probably did have them in a file and then uploaded them. Sep 22, 2020 at 17:05

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