Yes, in the USA, the compensation given to egg donors is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the Section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code, “all income from whatever sources derived, including compensation for services”.
Is egg donation taxable income? Will it affect taxes?
By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 10/18/2016
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).