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mkmace98
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I am a college student. Should I add that to my tax return somewhere to get a higher tax return?

 
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LeonardS
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I am a college student. Should I add that to my tax return somewhere to get a higher tax return?

No, that will not get you a bigger return.  You can list college student as your occupation on page 2 but it will not affect your tax return.  If you are filing and another individual can claim you make sure to check the box "Someone can claim:  You as a dependent".

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Garyo1111
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I am a college student. Should I add that to my tax return somewhere to get a higher tax return?

Don't forget that you may be eligible for educational credits, which vary depending upon your status, undergraduate or graduate, and whether you have used them before.  There are two different credits, the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, and they require different qualifications.

LeonardS
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I am a college student. Should I add that to my tax return somewhere to get a higher tax return?

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I am a college student. Should I add that to my tax return somewhere to get a higher tax return?

If you are a dependent of your parents then only the parents can claim the educational credits, if any.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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