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irenetlam
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Married but filing seperately. Doing my master degree, paid for my own tuition, can I claim tax break?

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

Married but filing seperately. Doing my master degree, paid for my own tuition, can I claim tax break?

No. Those filing Married  filing separately (MFS) are prohibited from claiming an education deduction or credit. 

Carl
Level 15

Married but filing seperately. Doing my master degree, paid for my own tuition, can I claim tax break?

When a married couple files separate, both of you automatically disqualify for quite a number of deductions and credits you would get if you filed a joint return. One of those things you lose out on is any and all education credits.

 

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