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My daughter goes to university in the UK which on the IRS list of eligible schools, but has no EIN. What do I enter for EIN on Form 8863?

My daughter attends a university in the UK which is on the IRS list of eligible schools.  However it does not have an EIN.  In form 8863, if I put nothing in there I don't get a tax credit.  If I put 00 in there, it gives me the tax credit but says the EIN is invalid.  What number do I put in to get the tax credit?

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TomK
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My daughter goes to university in the UK which on the IRS list of eligible schools, but has no EIN. What do I enter for EIN on Form 8863?

Unfortunately, without a valid EIN, you can not claim the American Opportunity Credit (AOC), but you may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit.  

Please see TurbkoTax Pro Anthony's response to a similar question: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/6754845

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TomK
Expert Alumni

My daughter goes to university in the UK which on the IRS list of eligible schools, but has no EIN. What do I enter for EIN on Form 8863?

Unfortunately, without a valid EIN, you can not claim the American Opportunity Credit (AOC), but you may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit.  

Please see TurbkoTax Pro Anthony's response to a similar question: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/6754845

My daughter goes to university in the UK which on the IRS list of eligible schools, but has no EIN. What do I enter for EIN on Form 8863?

I see that the University has an "OPE ID" which has the same format as a EIN.  This is on the spreadsheet "international-schools-in-federal-loan-programs.xlsx" from <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/international-schools-in-federal-loan-programs.xlsx">h... this be used as the EIN I wonder.
gmflau
Returning Member

My daughter goes to university in the UK which on the IRS list of eligible schools, but has no EIN. What do I enter for EIN on Form 8863?

Did you manage to use the OPE ID as EIN in your tax form?

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