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wiurillo1
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Why is my 1099 Q page 3 adjusting my qualified education expenses when i dont think it should. It should only adjust for scholarships etc i dont have those.

 
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Hal_Al
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Why is my 1099 Q page 3 adjusting my qualified education expenses when i dont think it should. It should only adjust for scholarships etc i dont have those.

TurboTax assumes you will claim a Tuition credit, if you are eligible. So it reduces the amount used for the earnings exclusion, on the 1099-Q, for the amount used for the credit. You are not allowed to double dip.

Since the tuition credit is more generous than the earnings exclusion, that is the best way to file. 

If you some reason, you are not eligible for the tuition credit, or do not want to claim it; go through the education section again. When you get to the screen that says “Here’s your Education Summary”.  Click edit next to “Education Information”. When you get to the screen titled “Amount Used to Calculate Education Deduction or Credit”, verify the amount you want to use or change it.

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Hal_Al
Level 15

Why is my 1099 Q page 3 adjusting my qualified education expenses when i dont think it should. It should only adjust for scholarships etc i dont have those.

TurboTax assumes you will claim a Tuition credit, if you are eligible. So it reduces the amount used for the earnings exclusion, on the 1099-Q, for the amount used for the credit. You are not allowed to double dip.

Since the tuition credit is more generous than the earnings exclusion, that is the best way to file. 

If you some reason, you are not eligible for the tuition credit, or do not want to claim it; go through the education section again. When you get to the screen that says “Here’s your Education Summary”.  Click edit next to “Education Information”. When you get to the screen titled “Amount Used to Calculate Education Deduction or Credit”, verify the amount you want to use or change it.

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