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pmorgan24
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I didnt work 2019 but i have my school tax form and I want to put it in 2019

 
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DawnC
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I didnt work 2019 but i have my school tax form and I want to put it in 2019

Are you a dependent on someone else's tax return?   If so, they should be reporting your education expenses on their return.   Without any income, you are not going to qualify for education credits.

 

You can't use TurboTax Online to file a 2019 tax return, you will need the desktop software to prepare and file the 2019 return.   

 

 

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Hal_Al
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I didnt work 2019 but i have my school tax form and I want to put it in 2019

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. 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.

 

If you have more scholarships than expenses (box 5 of your 1098-T is larger than box 1), some of your scholarship may be taxable income. 

 

In TurboTax (TT), enter your 1098-T at:

Federal Taxes Tab (Personal for H&B version)

Deductions & Credits

-Scroll down to:

--Education

  --Education Expenses

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