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alexblanka24
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Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

I have a TurboTax account and want to fill the 8863 Tax form and as a student doing this for the first time I am not really sure how to do this. Please help!
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JohnR1
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Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

Yes - all versions of TurboTax Online support Form 8863, Education Credits.

To fill out Form 8863, complete the education section by answering the interview questions. While providing your answers, TurboTax will automatically be filling out Form 8863 and checking for deductions and credits you may qualify for.

  1. Select Federal Taxes tab (Personal in the Home & Business edition).
  2. Select Deductions & Credits tab
  3. Scroll down the Your tax breaks summary screen until you see the Education group, under All tax breaks, and click on Show more, to the right
  4. Click on the Start button to the right of the Expenses and Scholarships (Form 1098-T) category.
  5. Follow the prompts.

 

Honey Bee43
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Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

 
AnnetteB6
Expert Alumni

Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

Form 8863 is automatically completed based on the information that you enter in the Education section of your tax return.  You will enter information for your school, tuition, other expenses, scholarships, etc.  All of this will be used to complete Form 8863 and include as part of your tax return for the education credit that works best for your situation.  

 

Use the following steps to get started:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)
  • This opens a box where you can type in “education” (be sure to enter exactly as shown here) and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)
  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to education
  • Click on the blue “Jump to education” link

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Plumbum562
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Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

I sent in my tax forms today can I still send a 8863 to the IRS through e-filing for my student refund?

DaveF1006
Expert Alumni

Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

If you already submitted your return without the 8863, you will need to amend your 2019 to submit the form and claim the credit .Please select this Turbo Tax link for instructions on how to amend your 2019 return.

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807
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Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

How do I file a form 8863

DoninGA
Level 15

Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?


@807 wrote:

How do I file a form 8863


To enter, edit or delete Education Expenses -

  • Click on Federal Taxes (Personal using Home and Business)
  • Click on Deductions and Credits
  • Click on I'll choose what I work on (if shown)
  • Scroll down to Education
  • On Expenses and Scholarships (Form 1098-T), click on the start or update button

Or enter education expenses in the Search box located in the upper right of the program screen. Click on Jump to education expenses

Hal_Al
Level 15

Can I file form 8863 online with TurboTax?

There's a new urban myth among college students that says they can get a $1000 from the government just for filing a tax form. For most of them, they simply aren't eligible. A full time unmarried student, under age 24, is only eligible for the refundable portion of the American Opportunity Credit if he supports himself by working. You cannot be supporting yourself on parental support, 529 plans or student loans & grants. You usually must have actually paid tuition, not had it paid by scholarships & grants.  It is usually best if the parent claims that credit. 

You cannot claim a credit if you are, or can be, claimed as a dependent by someone else.

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