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sbrytowski
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Can I deduct college tuition and expenses that I paid for my child even if they made too much money for me to claim them as a dependent?

What's the difference between tuition credit and tuition deduction and can i use either if my child cannot be claimed by me as a dependent?
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MelaineC
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Can I deduct college tuition and expenses that I paid for my child even if they made too much money for me to claim them as a dependent?

If they cannot be claimed as a dependent, you will not be able to claim their tuition.  However, they will be able to.  Tuition credit will reduce the taxes owed, while tuition Deduction reduces your taxable income.

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MelaineC
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Can I deduct college tuition and expenses that I paid for my child even if they made too much money for me to claim them as a dependent?

If they cannot be claimed as a dependent, you will not be able to claim their tuition.  However, they will be able to.  Tuition credit will reduce the taxes owed, while tuition Deduction reduces your taxable income.

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