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hkrause65
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Can i claim student loan interest and the standard deduction

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can i claim student loan interest and the standard deduction

Yes, you can.  You do not have to "itemize" in order to claim your student loan interest.

Only the person whose name is on the student loan and who is legally obligated to pay the loan can deduct the student loan interest.  If you did not sign or co-sign for the loan you cannot deduct the interest.

You cannot deduct student loan interest if you are being claimed as someone else’s dependent, or if you are filing as married filing separately.

The student loan interest deduction can reduce your taxable income by up to $2500

 Enter the interest you paid for your student loan by going to Federal>Deductions and Credits>Education>Student Loan Interest Paid in 2016 (Form 1098E)

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
kmilord25
New Member

Can i claim student loan interest and the standard deduction

Is this rule still applicable in 2018 after the tax reform?
SweetieJean
Level 15

Can i claim student loan interest and the standard deduction

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