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fbharvey09
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Is the Earned Income Credit the same as the American Opportunity Credit?

 
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viktoriyab11
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Is the Earned Income Credit the same as the American Opportunity Credit?

No, it is not the same.

What are the qualifications for the Earned Income Credit (EIC or EITC)? https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3299933

The American opportunity tax credit (AOTC) is a credit for qualified education expenses paid for an eligible student for the first four years of higher education (generally, the freshman through senior years, determined by the eligible educational institution, not including academic credit awarded solely because of the student's performance on proficiency examinations).

The American Opportunity Credit (AOC) allows a maximum credit of $2,500 of the cost of tuition, fees, and course materials paid during the tax year (100% of the first $2,000 of qualified expenses and 25% of the next $2,000 of qualified expenses) for an eligible student attending an eligible educational institution. Also, up to 40% ($1,000) of the AOC is refundable, allowing taxpayers who do not have a tax liability to claim the credit.


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