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kimbaseg
Level 1

Turbo sets my education expense to zero and doesn't let me enter the number from 1098-T. Why?

See below.  The expenses are set to zero and I can't change them.  But there is no place to enter box 1 from the 1098-T

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The instructions say that I had "entered  earlier" , but where ?

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Bsch4477
Level 15

Turbo sets my education expense to zero and doesn't let me enter the number from 1098-T. Why?

We are seeing many of the same questions.  This has been reported. Wait a week and update the program if you are using the desktop version. 

Bsch4477
Level 15

Turbo sets my education expense to zero and doesn't let me enter the number from 1098-T. Why?

I am informed that this has been corrected. 

kimbaseg
Level 1

Turbo sets my education expense to zero and doesn't let me enter the number from 1098-T. Why?

I was able to get around this by deleting my 1098-T form.  I suppose it was re-using my forms from last year. Anyway go to tools -> forms and select the 1098-T form and delete it. It isn't much. Then you will start the form interview over from the beginning.

 

AnnetteB6
Expert Alumni

Turbo sets my education expense to zero and doesn't let me enter the number from 1098-T. Why?

To enter your Form 1098-T information (even when TurboTax thinks it has already been entered and is showing $0), go through the entire education expenses section of your return until you reach the screen titled “Your Education Expenses Summary”, then follow these steps:

  • Click Edit next to the student name.
  • On the screen titled “Here’s your Education Summary”, click Edit beside Tuition.
  • Enter the information from your Form 1098-T.

 

To go directly to the Education section of your return, use these steps:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)
  • This opens a box where you can type in “education” (be sure to enter exactly as shown here) and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)
  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to education
  • Click on the blue “Jump to education” link
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