Solved: Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?
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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

 
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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

With the new tax law that deduction is no longer available.  The American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit are still available.  If you are self employed you may be able to claim continuing education on your Sch C.

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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

With the new tax law that deduction is no longer available.  The American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit are still available.  If you are self employed you may be able to claim continuing education on your Sch C.

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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

In order to claim it in Sch C, I suppose the education has to be related to the work, is that right?
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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

Yes, if you are self employed.
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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

Isn't the tuition deduction extended and now can be claimed on 2018 returns? However, trying to amend return still states that form 8917 is not available? Is this because of the actual form from IRS not available or TurboTax does not have the system updated to recognize this change?

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Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction Not Available for 2018 - does this mean the deduction is not available at all or is the form not available yet?

It will likely be months before the tax forms and the tax software are revised for the tax law changes that just passed at almost the end of December 2019.  First the IRS has to revise its forms and then all the software programmers have to get busy changing the software, then the software has to go through the IRS approval process.  That will not happen fast.

 

You have three years to amend a tax return, so sit tight on amending 2018 for awhile.

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