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I did receive 1098-T, paid tution, how can I claim it. I tried to enter 1098-t info but would not allow?

No 1098-T, but have reciept of tution paid, how do I claim tution?
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I did receive 1098-T, paid tution, how can I claim it. I tried to enter 1098-t info but would not allow?

When asked for the Form 1098-T just answer NO and continue.  You will be asked how much was paid for tuition on the following screens.

 

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

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I did receive 1098-T, paid tution, how can I claim it. I tried to enter 1098-t info but would not allow?

When asked for the Form 1098-T just answer NO and continue.  You will be asked how much was paid for tuition on the following screens.

 

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
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I did receive 1098-T, paid tution, how can I claim it. I tried to enter 1098-t info but would not allow?

Q. No 1098-T, but  I did receive 1098-T?

A. Answer yes, when asked if you got a 1098-T.  Enter the tuition, based on your receipt, in box 1.

 

The 1098-T is only an informational document. The numbers on it are not required to be entered onto your tax return. However receipt of a 1098-T frequently means you are either eligible for a tuition credit or possibly your student has taxable scholarship income. 

If you claim the tuition credit, you do need to report that you got one.

You claim the tuition credit, or report scholarship income, based on your own financial records, not the 1098-T. In the 1098-T screen, click on the link "What if this is not what I paid the school" underneath box 1. You will then be able to enter the actual amounts paid. 

Or if you find it easier, just change the numbers in boxes 1& 5 to what your records show. The 1098-T that you enter in TT is not sent to the IRS.

 

That said, you don't indicate whether you are the student or the parent of a student. You should be aware that 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, even if you don't qualify as a dependent, 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. 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.

 

Reference: Line 7 instructions for form 8863. https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i8863

 

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