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I paid for bus service provided by public School District but run by a contractor (First Student Inc). Does this expense qualify for Illinois' education expense credit?

 
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TomD8
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I paid for bus service provided by public School District but run by a contractor (First Student Inc). Does this expense qualify for Illinois' education expense credit?

No.  The Illinois Education Expense Credit is specifically for tuition, book fees, and lab fees.

http://www.revenue.state.il.us/publications/pubs/pub-132.pdf

Also, payments directly to a business are specifically disqualified. 

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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TomD8
Level 15

I paid for bus service provided by public School District but run by a contractor (First Student Inc). Does this expense qualify for Illinois' education expense credit?

No.  The Illinois Education Expense Credit is specifically for tuition, book fees, and lab fees.

http://www.revenue.state.il.us/publications/pubs/pub-132.pdf

Also, payments directly to a business are specifically disqualified. 

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
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