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emilyfreeman95
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I received $10,838 of income listed on my 1099-MISC. I am currently in law school and my tuition is $33225. Why does it show I get $0 for the lifetime learning credit?

Last year I was in law school and received a $1,000 credit, but was not self employed. Does the self employment have anything to do with it?
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MinhT1
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I received $10,838 of income listed on my 1099-MISC. I am currently in law school and my tuition is $33225. Why does it show I get $0 for the lifetime learning credit?

The Lifetime Learning credit is a non-refundable credit. If you only have income of $10,838, then it is less than the standard deduction of $12,200 and you have no income tax liability which could be reduced by the Lifetime learning credit.

 

You should a tax liability for self-employment tax that the LLC cannot offset.

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NCperson
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I received $10,838 of income listed on my 1099-MISC. I am currently in law school and my tuition is $33225. Why does it show I get $0 for the lifetime learning credit?

and the self-employment tax should be $1532 and as @MinhT1 noted, it can not be offset by the learning credit

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