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karenmjewell
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Non-Custodial Parent paid tuition from his business account. Who claims the child? and how do we handle the 1098-T? Can the business claim a tuition deduction and custodial parent still claim child?

 
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ColeenD3
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Non-Custodial Parent paid tuition from his business account. Who claims the child? and how do we handle the 1098-T? Can the business claim a tuition deduction and custodial parent still claim child?

Unfortunately no. The credit goes with the dependent. A non custodial parent can't claim the deduction. 

 

However, you are eligible to claim the Education Credit if you (or your dependent or a third party) paid qualified education expenses for higher education.

karenmjewell
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Non-Custodial Parent paid tuition from his business account. Who claims the child? and how do we handle the 1098-T? Can the business claim a tuition deduction and custodial parent still claim child?

The dependent has not earned enough to file a tax return.  So, in that case, no one will claim the 1098-T tuition payment? 

 

If that is the case, the custodial parent can still claim the student as a dependent?

 

ColeenD3
Expert Alumni

Non-Custodial Parent paid tuition from his business account. Who claims the child? and how do we handle the 1098-T? Can the business claim a tuition deduction and custodial parent still claim child?

Yes. The custodial parent claims the dependent child's Education Credit.

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