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JRC20
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Education Deductions & Credits

Can I deduct Tuition and Expenses for a dependent college student who made less than $4200?  If so, how do I enter this in TurboTax?

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DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

Education Deductions & Credits

Yes, if the student qualifies to be your dependent then you can enter the education expenses on your return.

 

  1. Open (continue) your return, if you don't already have it open.
  2. Search for 1098t and then select the "Jump to" link or "Go to" button at the top of your search results.
  3. On the Your Education Expenses Summary screen, select Add A Student.
    • If you get taken to a different screen, skip to Step 6.
  4. Select the student whose name is on the 1098-T and answer the questions that follow (the type of degree, full-or half-time, etc.)
  5. After you enter the name of the school, the next screen will ask if that school sent you a 1098-T. Answer Yes and proceed.
  6. If you've already gone past the 1098-T screen, the "jump to" and "go to" functions will take you to Now let's gather additional education expenses or a different screen. Just keep going until you reach Your Education Expenses Summary. On this screen you can either:
    • Select Add A Student if you need to enter a 1098-T for someone else (and then resume steps 4 and 5 above); or
    • Select Edit for the student in question, and then either the first Edit button on the next screen (to revisit the 1098-T for a previously-entered school) or Add New School to enter a new 1098-T.

Please see What education tax credits are available? for additional information.

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DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

Education Deductions & Credits

Yes, if the student qualifies to be your dependent then you can enter the education expenses on your return.

 

  1. Open (continue) your return, if you don't already have it open.
  2. Search for 1098t and then select the "Jump to" link or "Go to" button at the top of your search results.
  3. On the Your Education Expenses Summary screen, select Add A Student.
    • If you get taken to a different screen, skip to Step 6.
  4. Select the student whose name is on the 1098-T and answer the questions that follow (the type of degree, full-or half-time, etc.)
  5. After you enter the name of the school, the next screen will ask if that school sent you a 1098-T. Answer Yes and proceed.
  6. If you've already gone past the 1098-T screen, the "jump to" and "go to" functions will take you to Now let's gather additional education expenses or a different screen. Just keep going until you reach Your Education Expenses Summary. On this screen you can either:
    • Select Add A Student if you need to enter a 1098-T for someone else (and then resume steps 4 and 5 above); or
    • Select Edit for the student in question, and then either the first Edit button on the next screen (to revisit the 1098-T for a previously-entered school) or Add New School to enter a new 1098-T.

Please see What education tax credits are available? for additional information.

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JRC20
Level 1

Education Deductions & Credits

Thank you so much!  This helps alot!

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