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Educational expense deduction

I'm (trying to) entering education expenses for our daughter who is attending college. We received a Form 1098-T from her university which shows payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses. I am using the step-by-step method to enter this information. I'm at the screen for entering education expenses and the line for tuition and enrollment fees. The value for this field shows $0 and it doesn't let me edit this number. Clicking on the hyperlinked text, the explanation says "Note: You entered this number in earlier." I didn't enter anything from her form 1098-T earlier. How can I fix this?

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Educational expense deduction

I suggest you see if there is a form 1098-T in your program and if so, delete it and then re-enter your education deductions again. You can delete the form 1098-T as follows:

 

1. Find the Tax Tools option on your left menu bar and click on it

2. Click on Tools

3. Find Delete a Form and click on it

4. Look for form 1098-T in the list of forms and click on the option to delete it

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Educational expense deduction

I suggest you see if there is a form 1098-T in your program and if so, delete it and then re-enter your education deductions again. You can delete the form 1098-T as follows:

 

1. Find the Tax Tools option on your left menu bar and click on it

2. Click on Tools

3. Find Delete a Form and click on it

4. Look for form 1098-T in the list of forms and click on the option to delete it

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Educational expense deduction

Thanks, Thomas!

 

I simply edited my form 1098-T so it included the correct tuition amount. I wonder why this was prefilled with a zero amount. I assume it imported the form from 2018 but I'd still expect to be prompted for the tuition amount.

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Educational expense deduction

Yes, must have come over from the previous year. Box one should have been blank, so not sure what happened.

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