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Can I deduct mandatory student fees which I have to pay each semester as a graduate student separate from tuition?

These student fees are approximately $2000/yr out of pocket and are required to remain an "active" student.
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HelenaC
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Can I deduct mandatory student fees which I have to pay each semester as a graduate student separate from tuition?

Yes, for the Lifetime Learning Credit, student activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees and expenses are paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance.

  • After you enter your 1098-T, on the Here's Your Education Summary screen, scroll down to Other Education Expenses, start/edit and enter the amounts there.

The maximum Lifetime Learning Credit you can claim in a year is 20% of the first $10,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for all eligible students (or up to $2,000). The credit is reduced (phased out) if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is between $57,000 and $67,000 ($114,000 to $134,000 if married filing jointly). Since this is not a refundable credit, the credit can't be more than your tax liability.

NoteWhat is the Tuition and Fees Deduction?

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HelenaC
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Can I deduct mandatory student fees which I have to pay each semester as a graduate student separate from tuition?

Yes, for the Lifetime Learning Credit, student activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees and expenses are paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance.

  • After you enter your 1098-T, on the Here's Your Education Summary screen, scroll down to Other Education Expenses, start/edit and enter the amounts there.

The maximum Lifetime Learning Credit you can claim in a year is 20% of the first $10,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for all eligible students (or up to $2,000). The credit is reduced (phased out) if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is between $57,000 and $67,000 ($114,000 to $134,000 if married filing jointly). Since this is not a refundable credit, the credit can't be more than your tax liability.

NoteWhat is the Tuition and Fees Deduction?
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