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Who is eligible for the Lifetime Learning Credit?

SOLVEDby TurboTax1230Updated February 07, 2022

One of the advantages of the Lifetime Learning Credit is that you can take the credit every year for higher education, as long as you meet all of these qualifying requirements:

  • You, your dependent, or a third party paid qualified education expenses for higher education
  • The qualified education expenses were for an eligible student
  • The eligible student is you, your spouse, or a dependent on your tax return
  • For the full credit, your 2021 MAGI (modified adjusted gross income) is less than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are filing jointly)
    • For a reduced credit, your MAGI is between $80,000 and $90,000 ($160,000 and $180,000 if you're filing jointly)

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