Remember to check her state of residence filing requirements. For example, here in PA, your required to file a return if your income was over $34, I've done quite a few children returns that had that much interest earned.
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For years my grandmother received 1099s for her meager pension and interest income and of course a notice on her SS but we never filed a federal or a state return because she didn't have sufficient income to require filing a return. It never was a problem. I don't think the IRS would bother sending a letter unless the 1099s that they receive for a TIN exceed a the minimum amount where a return is required.
There were some state benefit programs that required filing forms disclosing her income.
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