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Net qualified education expenses

Turbotax says we can't take an education expense or deduction even though my wife have over $11,000 in tuition.  Why can't we take this deduction on a joint return?
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Net qualified education expenses

For tax year 2018, the Tuition & Fees Deduction is currently unavailable. At this time we don't know when, or if, Congress will approve this deduction for tax year 2018.

If the deduction is approved after your file your 2018 return, you can file an amendment to claim the deduction. Alternatively, you can postpone filing your return until Congress definitively approves or denies the deduction.

However, you may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit.  Please see the FAQ for more information and Qualifications on the Lifetime Learning Credit.

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