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Orange arrow How do I claim Education Credits?

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  If the taxpayer(or their dependent) paid qualified expenses during the tax year for theirself, their spouse, or their eligible dependent to enroll in or attend an eligible educational institution, they may be able to take an Education Credit. See Form 8863 Instructions for details. (We will calcula...
Orange arrow What are qualifying expenses for Education Credits?

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  Rules That Apply to Both CreditsWhat Expenses Qualify?Generally, qualified expenses are amounts paid during the tax year for tuition and fees required for the student's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. It does not matter whether the expenses were paid in cash, by che...
Orange arrow What is the Lifetime Learning Credit?

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  The lifetime learning credit equals 20% of qualified expenses paid, up to a maximum of $10,000 of qualified expenses per return. Therefore, the maximum lifetime learning credit you can claim on your return for the year is $2,000, regardless of the number of students for whom you are claiming the cr...
Orange arrow Taking the credit vs an adjustment for tuition and fees

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  Tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help taxpayers with their expenses for higher education. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you may have to pay. A deduction reduces the amount of your income that is subject to tax, thus generally reducing the amount of tax you may have ...
Orange arrow How is the Education Credit calculated?

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  Use Form 8863 to figure and claim the education credits, which are based on qualified education expenses paid to an eligible postsecondary educational institution. There are two education credits. The American opportunity credit, part of which may be refundable. Complete Parts I, III, and I...
Orange arrow Who Qualifies for the Tuition and Fees Deduction?

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  Who Can Take the Deduction?You may be able to take the deduction if you, your spouse, or a dependent you claim on your tax return was a student enrolled at or attending an eligible educational institution. The deduction is based on the amount of qualified educational expenses you paid for the stude...
Orange arrow What are educator expenses and how can I claim the deduction?

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  Educator Expenses If you were an eligible educator, you can deduct on line 23 up to $250 of qualified expenses you paid. If you and your spouse are filing jointly and both of you were eligible educators, the maximum deduction is $500. However, neither spouse can deduct more than $250 of his or her...
Orange arrow What is form 1099 Q?

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  Form 1099-Q is sent to a taxpayer to report distributions taken from a Coverdell ESA, 529 plan or other Qualified tuition program. More Information: If money is withdrawn from a qualified tuition program such as a Coverdell ESA or 529 plan, the taxpayer will receive Form 1099-Q to report the dist...
Orange arrow How do I calculate my Education Credit?

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  Use Form 8863 to figure and claim your education credits, which are based on qualified education expenses paid to an eligible postsecondary educational institution. There are two education credits. The American opportunity credit, part of which may be refundable. Complete Parts I, III, and ...
Orange arrow What are qualifying expenses for Education Credits?

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  Rules That Apply to Both CreditsWhat Expenses Qualify?Generally, qualified expenses are amounts paid during the tax year for tuition and fees required for the student's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. It does not matter whether the expenses were paid in cash, by che...
Orange arrow How do I claim Tax-Free Educational Assistance and Refunds of Qualified Expenses?

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  Tax-free educational assistance includes a tax-free scholarship, Pell Grant, or tax-free employer-provided educational assistance. You must reduce the total of your qualified expenses by any tax-free educational assistance and by any refunds of qualified expenses. If the refund or tax-free assista...
Orange arrow How can I claim educator expenses?

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  If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct as an adjustment to income up to $250 in qualified expenses you paid during the tax year. If you and your spouse are filing jointly and both of you were eligible educators, the maximum deduction is $500. However, neither spouse can deduct more than $2...
Orange arrow What is the Lifetime Learning Credit?

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  The lifetime learning credit equals 20% of qualified expenses paid, up to a maximum of $10,000 of qualified expenses per return. Therefore, the maximum lifetime learning credit you can claim on your return for the year is $2,000, regardless of the number of students for whom you are claiming the cr...

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