Im married, but filing separatly. My W2 taxable marital status says Single. Why cant I claim my 1098E?

  • Your W-2 withholding status claimed is irrelevant. No Student Loan Deduction for MFS.
    Some things you lose with MFS -
    You cannot claim the standard deduction if spouse itemizes,
    You cannot take the credit for child and dependent care expenses in most instances,
    You cannot take the earned income credit,
    You cannot deduct interest paid on a qualified student loan,
    You cannot take the education credits,
    You may have a smaller child tax credit than you would on a joint return
    Your traditional IRA deduction may be extremely limited.
You mean you claimed Single on your W-4  That only affects your withholding.  Your actual filing status determines whether you can claim your 1098-E.
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