I'm enrolled in grad school for Spring 2021. I plan to pay my tuition December 2020. Can I use this as a deduction?
In filing, it asks what school I attended in 2020 but I was not enrolled for that school year, only for spring 2021. I also did not receive the 1098-T form as I do not qualify to receive one. Can I still claim the tuition I paid in December 2020 for spring 2021?
Grad school is not eligible for the more generous, and REFUNDABLE American Opportunity Credit. So, you must have a tax liability, to get any benefit from paying expenses this year.