My 30yo son returned to school to complete his degree. I am paying for his tuition. Since he is obviously no longer a dependent, is there any way i can deduct what i have spent?
Sorry--no. You cannot get education credits unless you are claiming your son as a dependent. But HE can get the credit on his own tax return. You are giving him a gift---which is not deductible for you.
@glenhodson You cannot recover living expenses you pay for your son. If you can claim him as a qualifying relative dependent you get a $500 credit for other dependents and you could claim the education credit.
But does he meet the criteria to be your qualifying relative? If he had over $4300 of income (not counting Social Security) he cannot be a qualifying relative. (And he is too old to be a qualifying child)
CREDIT FOR OTHER DEPENDENTS