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Who can take the Illinois credit for K-12 education expenses?

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Who can take the Illinois credit for K-12 education expenses?

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You may figure a credit for qualified education expenses, in excess of $250, you paid during the tax year if

  • you were the parent or legal guardian of a full-time student who was under the age of 21 at the close of the school year,
  • you and your student were Illinois residents when you paid the expenses, and
  • your student attended kindergarten (at a school that also has a first grade) through twelfth grade at a public or nonpublic school in Illinois during the tax year.

You must complete Section B of Schedule ICR, including the K-12 Education Expense Credit Worksheet to claim this credit.

For more information, please see:
Schedule ICR, Illinois Credits
Publication 119 -
Education Expense Credit - General Rules and Requirements for Home Schools
Publication 132 - Education Expense Credit General Rules and Requirements for Parents and Guardians


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Views: 620 Created on: Jun 15, 2013
Date updated: Aug 20, 2015
Posted in: STATES, Illinois

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