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HelenC12
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Does a computer count as a school expense for an online only school?

Yes, your computer is a school expense since you're enrolled in an online-only course. 

 

If you bought a school computer out of convenience (in other words, you could complete the class without it), you can't deduct it.

 

Note: For the Lifetime Learning Credit, you can only deduct equipment expenses that were bought directly from the education institution.

 

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