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saweave1
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Can I claim the American Opportunity education credit if I am paying tuition in 2018 from expenses in 2016, however I was not enrolled in any school in 2018?

 
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Vanessa
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Can I claim the American Opportunity education credit if I am paying tuition in 2018 from expenses in 2016, however I was not enrolled in any school in 2018?

No, in order to claim the AOTC you must be enrolled in school not just paying tuition.

If no one claimed the credit for you in 2016 and you were eligible, you could Amend Your Return from 2016 to claim the credit

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