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ParadiseBreeze
Level 1

1098-T

You can't claim an education tax break

 - Your income exceeds the maximum limit

 - There were no net qualified education expenses

 

What? I am below $180,000 level and "YES" Tuition is a related expense?

 

Need help because TurboTax will not let me continue.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

1098-T

What is your filing status?  You cannot get education credits if you file married filing separately or if you are someone else's dependent.  Double check the income amounts you entered. 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901172-what-education-tax-credits-are-available      

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/am-i-eligible-to-claim-an-education-credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3383321-why-didn-t-i-get-a-credit-or-deduction-for-education-expen...

 

**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.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

1098-T

What is your filing status?  You cannot get education credits if you file married filing separately or if you are someone else's dependent.  Double check the income amounts you entered. 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901172-what-education-tax-credits-are-available      

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/am-i-eligible-to-claim-an-education-credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3383321-why-didn-t-i-get-a-credit-or-deduction-for-education-expen...

 

**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.**

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ParadiseBreeze
Level 1

1098-T

Married filing jointly.

Our student is no one else's dependent and under $180,000?

Hum?

xmasbaby0
Level 15

1098-T

Make sure you claimed your child as a dependent.  Click edit by his/her name in My Info and go back through the screens.  Does he show up as a dependent on your Form 1040?

 

PREVIEW 1040

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the screen. Click on Tools. Click on View Tax Summary. Click on Preview my 1040 on the left side of the screen.

**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.**
Carl
Level 15

1098-T

I'm not clear on who the student is, and who is claiming the student. But this occurs when you answer one of the questions asked by the program incorrectly, which is most likely your case if you are the parent of the student. Work back through the education section again. There is a screen that ask you if the ***STUDENT*** provided *MORE* than half of *THEIR* *OWN* support.

Most folks misread that question thinking it's asking if the parent provided more than half the student's support, and they *INCORRECTLY* answer the question YES, when it should be answered NO.

Understand that the support requirement is on the student, and *ONLY* the student. There is "NO REQUIREMENT" for the parents of that student to provide that student "ANY" support. Not one single penny.

 

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