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allen3js
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

 
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Marketstar
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

No, your Lifetime Learning Credit is factored into your refund or taxes owed-it is not processed separately.

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Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

No, your Lifetime Learning Credit is factored into your refund or taxes owed-it is not processed separately.

allen3js
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

So I will get an additional $1700 along with my refund? When I look at "track my refund" it only says the amount I get back from federal.
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

It will actually reduce your tax liability by $1,700. That reduction is factored into your refund result
allen3js
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

So the refund amount is all that I will receive? Last year I was refunded 1200 just for school. Why would I not be getting anything this year.
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

You are-the $1700 tax break-the reduction of your tax liability.
allen3js
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

Sorry I'm still a little confused. The credit was just a reduction? Not something I will be refunded? That's what I meant by last year. I was physically given back that money. Is that any different than this year?
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

Did you get a refund?
allen3js
New Member

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

I have not gotten it yet. But Yes I will and it only says $280
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

The Lifetime Leaning credit was a tax break to you that was factored into (or included) in your refund amount. Without the credit, you may have owed taxes. The credit reduced your tax liability enough to get you that refund amount.
allen3js
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I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

I don't understand what would have made me owe 1200 more ham lat year. I had same income and same amount of tuition. When I first put in educational costs it said I was getting that amount refunded then automatically said unqualified for lifetime learning credit. I didn't choose to use that. Is there a way I can go back and take that off so I can be refunded this amount?
allen3js
New Member

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

I don't understand what would have made me owe 1200 more than last year. I had same income and same amount of tuition. When I first put in educational costs it said I was getting THAT amount refunded then automatically said i qualified for lifetime learning credit. I didn't choose to use that. Is there a way I can go back and take that off so I can be refunded this amount? *sorry there were mistakes in the last message*
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

If your return has not been filed and accepted by the IRS, you cannot change it.
allen3js
New Member

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

It shows that it has been accepted both federal and by state. Is there a time that I can change and just take "lifetime learning credit" off?
Marketstar
Level 7

I had qualified for lifetime learning credit for $1700 does this get refunded with my federal tax return? Or do I need to take another step to process that.

You can later amend your return to remove it, but why would you? TurboTax gave you your most advantageous educational tax benefit.

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