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sandraarinaga
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Qualified education expenses

I owed federal $2200 I filed exempt too many times in 2016. I was scared. I thought my son could help. I claimed him as my dependant. He lives with me I provide for him. He attends college. He qualified for the American Opportunity Credit. He was awarded $2500 . That cleared my debt of $2200 and still gave me a credit of $300. Was this all okay to do ? This is my 1st time doing this while he is in college. Please help.
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MinhT
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Qualified education expenses

If you claim your son as a dependent, you can claim his education expenses from his form 1098-T. If he qualifies for the American Opportunity Credit with the maximum of $2,500, this will offset your tax due and give you a refund of $300. If everything has been correctly reported, this is quite legitimate.

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MinhT
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Qualified education expenses

If you claim your son as a dependent, you can claim his education expenses from his form 1098-T. If he qualifies for the American Opportunity Credit with the maximum of $2,500, this will offset your tax due and give you a refund of $300. If everything has been correctly reported, this is quite legitimate.

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