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mccumich
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Tuition and fees deduction

How do we deduct when the source of funds for our daughter's tuition comes from a separate source (relative in this case), but we (parents) pay for all the (substantial) fees and related education expenses?  We have the 1098-T statements, but entering all that information in TurboTax implies we paid for the tuition, doesn't it?

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Marketstar
Level 7

Tuition and fees deduction

If you are eligible to claim your daughter as your dependent and do so, then you can claim all of her qualified education expenses-no matter where the money came from.

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

Also see Qualified Educational Expenses

To claim educational expenses as well as financial aid (if any)

  • Type in 1098-t in the search box, top right of your screen, then click the magnifying glass

  • Click the jump to 1098-t link in the search results

  • Follow to prompts and online instructions


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Marketstar
Level 7

Tuition and fees deduction

If you are eligible to claim your daughter as your dependent and do so, then you can claim all of her qualified education expenses-no matter where the money came from.

See Rules For Claiming Dependents

Also see Qualified Educational Expenses

To claim educational expenses as well as financial aid (if any)

  • Type in 1098-t in the search box, top right of your screen, then click the magnifying glass

  • Click the jump to 1098-t link in the search results

  • Follow to prompts and online instructions


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