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Does tuition deduction apply to foreign students?

 
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

Does tuition deduction apply to foreign students?

If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim any education credits or deductions.  However, you may be able to claim an education credit under the following circumstances.

1.  You are married and choose to file a joint return with a U.S. citizen or resident spouse as discussed under 

     Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in Publication 519 chapter 1.

2.  You are a dual-status alien, and choose to be treated as a U.S. resident for the entire year. See 

     Choosing Resident Alien Status in Publication 519 chapter 1.

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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

Does tuition deduction apply to foreign students?

If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim any education credits or deductions.  However, you may be able to claim an education credit under the following circumstances.

1.  You are married and choose to file a joint return with a U.S. citizen or resident spouse as discussed under 

     Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in Publication 519 chapter 1.

2.  You are a dual-status alien, and choose to be treated as a U.S. resident for the entire year. See 

     Choosing Resident Alien Status in Publication 519 chapter 1.

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