I put in my i1098T form and it said I am not eligible and put in 0 in the deductible column... Can I put the amount on i1098T form in the Job-expenses then as the courses taken are to improve my current job skills? Should I remove the i1098T form if I want to put the amount under job-expenses?
You cannot claim the same education expenses both as qualified education expenses and job-related expenses.
However, there are tests and conditions for education expenses to be claimed as job-related expenses.
This is an extract of an IRS document which can be read in its entirety at the following limk:
You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as business expenses. This is education that meets at least one of the following two tests.
- The education is required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status, or job. The required education must serve a bona fide business purpose of your employer.
- The education maintains or improves skills needed in your present work.
However, even if the education meets one or both of the above tests, it isn't qualifying work-related education if it:
- Is needed to meet the minimum educational requirements of your present trade or business, or
- Is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business.
You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as a business expense even if the education could lead to a degree.
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