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Reporting tuition cost

 
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Reporting tuition cost

To enter, edit or delete Education Expenses -

  • Click on Federal Taxes (Personal using Home and Business)
  • Click on Deductions and Credits
  • Click on I'll choose what I work on (if shown)
  • Scroll down to Education
  • On Expenses and Scholarships (Form 1098-T), click on the start or update button

Or enter education expenses in the Search box located in the upper right of the program screen. Click on Jump to education expenses

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Level 15
Intuit Approved!

Reporting tuition cost

To enter, edit or delete Education Expenses -

  • Click on Federal Taxes (Personal using Home and Business)
  • Click on Deductions and Credits
  • Click on I'll choose what I work on (if shown)
  • Scroll down to Education
  • On Expenses and Scholarships (Form 1098-T), click on the start or update button

Or enter education expenses in the Search box located in the upper right of the program screen. Click on Jump to education expenses

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New Member

Reporting tuition cost

Somehow I have 0 entered for Tuition and Fees. I cannot figure out how to get back to adding the amount.  They system will not let me edit.  It takes me to Gather Additional Education Expense.  I am using Turbotax Premier.

 

 

 

Employee Tax Expert

Reporting tuition cost

Try it this way-

To file your 1098-T please follow the steps below:

  1. Open (continue) your return, if you're not already in it.
  2. In TurboTax, search for 1098T .
  3. Click Jump to 1098T in the search results.
  4. Answer any education questions that pop up (enrollment status, name of school, and so forth).
  • If you land on the Education Expenses Summary screen, click Edit next to the student in question, then edit the Tuition item.

 

Additional Information on 1098-T's.

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New Member

Reporting tuition cost

I need to correct my entry for my son's tuition, but it is grayed out and won't let me.  How do I fix that?

 

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Employee Tax Expert

Reporting tuition cost

Try this and see if this helps.  I understand some steps may be repetitive but it should fix whatever is going on and let you continue with your return.

  1. Go to the input section for the 1098-T.
  2. You will probably skip to the section titled books and supplies.  Just continue as you probably will not be able to enter any information here.  Just continue through the screen.
  3. Do Not enter any scholarship amounts when it asks if the scholarship is listed in Box 5 of the 1098-T.  We want to avoid potentially doubling up any input already made.  Hit continue instead.
  4. Continue through all the screens.
  5. You may get a message which says you can't maximize because there are no expenses.  Just select continue until it takes you back to the Wages & Income screen.
  6. Now, Go back into the "Education Credit" section.  
  7. Select "Edit" next to the student.
  8. It will ask you if you had an education credit and show you the summary.
  9. Select "Edit" to the right of Tuition.
  10. It will ask you if you received a 1098-T.  Select Yes and continue.
  11. The next page should show you your input on the 1098-T.
  12. Continue through the screens

This should eventually take you to the screen showing which deduction you can take.  

Education

 

After you pass this screen, run a review.  The issue should resolve itself allowing you to continue with your return. 

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Reporting tuition cost

Following your instructions - when I get to the 'Did I have any higher education costs in 2020' I select YES and I am directed to a page that requests I tell them about my educations plans (ESA and QTP).  I had neither so I select no for both and continue.  This takes me to an Additional Education Expenses page (books, supplies, lab equip).  When I select Continue the next page has a reference to the 1098-T Tuition Fees and shows a grayed out value of $0.  The reference is hyper linked.  When I click on that hyper link a popup windows informs me that I had entered the tuition fees earlier (no I have not).  So where/how do I enter the university tuition fees???

Employee Tax Expert

Reporting tuition cost

You can jump to Form 1098-T.

  • Type 1098-t in Search in the upper right
  • Click jump to 1098-t
  • Click Edit to the right of the student
  • On Here’s Your Education Summary, Edit your existing school or Add New School
  • Did [you] get a 1098-T from [your school] in 2020? Say Yes, then continue. Fill in the missing information.
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