Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cstiles
New Member

The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit $2,000 says "per return." If my wife and I both have college tuition expenses (2k and 4k), should we file separately?

We both have 1098-T's

Mine is for just over $4,000, hers is for over $2,000.  

I'm wondering if we filed separately, could we both get the deduction for $2,000?   Right now, only she is.  Is that because we are filing jointly and we have only one return? 

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
xmasbaby0
Level 15

The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit $2,000 says "per return." If my wife and I both have college tuition expenses (2k and 4k), should we file separately?

If you file separate returns you cannot get any education crdits whatsoever.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

View solution in original post

1 Reply
xmasbaby0
Level 15

The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit $2,000 says "per return." If my wife and I both have college tuition expenses (2k and 4k), should we file separately?

If you file separate returns you cannot get any education crdits whatsoever.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Privacy Settings
v