As a parent can i deduct the laptop I bought for my college bound daughter who is using it to complete coarse work online?
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As a parent can i deduct the laptop I bought for my college bound daughter who is using it to complete coarse work online?

 
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As a parent can i deduct the laptop I bought for my college bound daughter who is using it to complete coarse work online?

No, a laptop is not a "qualified education expense" as defined by the IRS. 

For more information about what does qualify, follow this link: Qualified Education Expenses

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As a parent can i deduct the laptop I bought for my college bound daughter who is using it to complete coarse work online?

Yes I saw the link you cited but it reads "Books, supplies, and equipment, regardless of where purchased" wouldn't a laptop be considered equipment especially if being used for online coarse work?
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As a parent can i deduct the laptop I bought for my college bound daughter who is using it to complete coarse work online?

Because it must be required by the institution. It may be deducted if the course is only offered on-line. If she is taking the course on-line for her convenience, it is not deductible. Sorry for the confusion.
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