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TimBach2
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Education credits: the IRS said, "We need to verify the education credits you claimed ... We don't consider amounts they billed you in box 2 as proof."

They were right; I paid a little more that was reported on 1098-T.  Where do I enter the *actual* amount instead of the *billed* amount?   

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rjs
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Education credits: the IRS said, "We need to verify the education credits you claimed ... We don't consider amounts they billed you in box 2 as proof."

On the screen where you enter your Form 1098-T, click the link underneath Box 2 that says "What if this is not what I paid to this school?" It will then give you a box to enter the amount you actually paid.

But it's a little late for that now. The IRS wants proof of how much you paid. (They probably would have asked for proof even if you had entered the actual amount in TurboTax.) You will have to reply to the IRS notice with a copy of a statement from the school showing your payments, and maybe canceled checks or other proof of payment.

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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Education credits: the IRS said, "We need to verify the education credits you claimed ... We don't consider amounts they billed you in box 2 as proof."

On the screen where you enter your Form 1098-T, click the link underneath Box 2 that says "What if this is not what I paid to this school?" It will then give you a box to enter the amount you actually paid.

But it's a little late for that now. The IRS wants proof of how much you paid. (They probably would have asked for proof even if you had entered the actual amount in TurboTax.) You will have to reply to the IRS notice with a copy of a statement from the school showing your payments, and maybe canceled checks or other proof of payment.

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