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After having filed my taxes I realized that I did not input my sons school tuition or his meals that were paid for for the year. Would this impact our return at all?

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After having filed my taxes I realized that I did not input my sons school tuition or his meals that were paid for for the year. Would this impact our return at all?

Yes, you could be entitled to a tax break for educational expenses for your son. The meals aren't considered qualifying educational expenses, but tuition and fees are.https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/College/Deduction-for-Higher-Education/INF12002.html

You can amend your return to claim this expense. You have up to 3 years from 04/18/17 to file an amended return, but you can only do this in TurboTax Online before the end of October, because after that the 2016 tax returns are closed.

Wait until you receive your refund, or until your payment is processed to file an amended return. Amended returns must be printed and mailed. They can't be e-filed.

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After having filed my taxes I realized that I did not input my sons school tuition or his meals that were paid for for the year. Would this impact our return at all?

Yes, you could be entitled to a tax break for educational expenses for your son. The meals aren't considered qualifying educational expenses, but tuition and fees are.https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/College/Deduction-for-Higher-Education/INF12002.html

You can amend your return to claim this expense. You have up to 3 years from 04/18/17 to file an amended return, but you can only do this in TurboTax Online before the end of October, because after that the 2016 tax returns are closed.

Wait until you receive your refund, or until your payment is processed to file an amended return. Amended returns must be printed and mailed. They can't be e-filed.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

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