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Myfreetaxes com tucson The qualified expenses must be for higher education, as explained later under Qualified Education Expenses . Myfreetaxes com tucson What is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Myfreetaxes com tucson   The tuition and fees deduction can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson   This deduction is taken as an adjustment to income. Myfreetaxes com tucson This means you can claim this deduction even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Myfreetaxes com tucson This deduction may be beneficial to you if you do not qualify for the American opportunity or lifetime learning credits. Myfreetaxes com tucson You can choose the education benefit that will give you the lowest tax. Myfreetaxes com tucson You may want to compare the tuition and fees deduction to the education credits. Myfreetaxes com tucson See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit for more information on the education credits. Myfreetaxes com tucson Table 6-1. Myfreetaxes com tucson Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance summarizes the features of the tuition and fees deduction. Myfreetaxes com tucson Can You Claim the Deduction The following rules will help you determine if you can claim the tuition and fees deduction. Myfreetaxes com tucson Who Can Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the tuition and fees deduction if all three of the following requirements are met. Myfreetaxes com tucson You pay qualified education expenses of higher education. Myfreetaxes com tucson You pay the education expenses for an eligible student. Myfreetaxes com tucson The eligible student is yourself, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Myfreetaxes com tucson The term “qualified education expenses” is defined later under Qualified Education Expenses . Myfreetaxes com tucson “Eligible student” is defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Myfreetaxes com tucson For more information on claiming the deduction for a dependent, see Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses , later. Myfreetaxes com tucson Table 6-1. Myfreetaxes com tucson Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Myfreetaxes com tucson Refer to the text for complete details. Myfreetaxes com tucson Question Answer What is the maximum benefit? You can reduce your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson What is the limit on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)? $160,000 if married filing a joint return; $80,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). Myfreetaxes com tucson Where is the deduction taken? As an adjustment to income on  Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Myfreetaxes com tucson For whom must the expenses be paid? A student enrolled in an eligible educational institution who is either: •you,  •your spouse, or  •your dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Myfreetaxes com tucson What tuition and fees are deductible? Tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary educational institution, but not including personal, living, or family expenses, such as room and board. Myfreetaxes com tucson Who Cannot Claim the Deduction You cannot claim the tuition and fees deduction if any of the following apply. Myfreetaxes com tucson Your filing status is married filing separately. Myfreetaxes com tucson Another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Myfreetaxes com tucson You cannot take the deduction even if the other person does not actually claim that exemption. Myfreetaxes com tucson Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if filing a joint return). Myfreetaxes com tucson You (or your spouse) were a nonresident alien for any part of 2013 and the nonresident alien did not elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Myfreetaxes com tucson More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519. Myfreetaxes com tucson What Expenses Qualify The tuition and fees deduction is based on qualified education expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Myfreetaxes com tucson Generally, the deduction is allowed for qualified education expenses paid in 2013 in connection with enrollment at an institution of higher education during 2013 or for an academic period beginning in 2013 or in the first 3 months of 2014. 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Myfreetaxes com tucson Treat loan disbursements sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Myfreetaxes com tucson Student withdraws from class(es). Myfreetaxes com tucson   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Myfreetaxes com tucson Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Myfreetaxes com tucson Eligible educational institution. Myfreetaxes com tucson   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Myfreetaxes com tucson S. Myfreetaxes com tucson Department of Education. Myfreetaxes com tucson It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Myfreetaxes com tucson The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Myfreetaxes com tucson   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Myfreetaxes com tucson S. Myfreetaxes com tucson Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Myfreetaxes com tucson Related expenses. Myfreetaxes com tucson   Student-activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees and expenses must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Myfreetaxes com tucson Prepaid expenses. 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Myfreetaxes com tucson Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free interest on U. Myfreetaxes com tucson S. Myfreetaxes com tucson savings bonds (Form 8815). Myfreetaxes com tucson See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10, Education Savings Bond Program, later. Myfreetaxes com tucson Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free educational assistance, such as a scholarship, grant, or assistance provided by an employer. Myfreetaxes com tucson See the following section on Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses. Myfreetaxes com tucson Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses For each student, reduce the qualified education expenses paid by or on behalf of that student under the following rules. Myfreetaxes com tucson The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Myfreetaxes com tucson You must also reduce qualified education expenses by the other amounts referred to in No Double Benefit Allowed , earlier. Myfreetaxes com tucson Tax-free educational assistance. Myfreetaxes com tucson   For tax-free educational assistance received in 2013, reduce the qualified educational expenses for each academic period by the amount of tax-free educational assistance allocable to that academic period. Myfreetaxes com tucson See Academic period , earlier. Myfreetaxes com tucson   Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Myfreetaxes com tucson This tax-free educational assistance is any tax-free educational assistance received by you or anyone else after 2013 for qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 (or attributable to enrollment at an eligible educational institution during 2013). 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Myfreetaxes com tucson See Credit recapture , later. Myfreetaxes com tucson Coordination with Coverdell education savings accounts and qualified tuition programs. Myfreetaxes com tucson   Reduce your qualified education expenses by any qualified education expenses used to figure the exclusion from gross income of (a) interest received under an education savings bond program, or (b) any distribution from a Coverdell education savings account or qualified tuition program (QTP). Myfreetaxes com tucson For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Myfreetaxes com tucson Credit recapture. Myfreetaxes com tucson    If any tax-free educational assistance for the qualified education expenses paid in 2013 or any refund of your qualified education expenses paid in 2013 is received after you file your 2013 income tax return, you must recapture (repay) any excess credit. 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Myfreetaxes com tucson See Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction , later. Myfreetaxes com tucson Form 1098-T. Myfreetaxes com tucson   To help you figure your tuition and fees deduction, the student should receive Form 1098-T (see Appendix A for a completed example of Form 1098-T). Myfreetaxes com tucson Generally, an eligible educational institution (such as a college or university) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2014. Myfreetaxes com tucson An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses. Myfreetaxes com tucson However, the amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you paid. Myfreetaxes com tucson When figuring the deduction, use only the amounts you paid in 2013 for qualified education expenses. Myfreetaxes com tucson   In addition, Form 1098-T should give other information for that institution, such as adjustments made for prior years, the amount of scholarships or grants, reimbursements or refunds, and whether the student was enrolled at least half-time or was a graduate student. Myfreetaxes com tucson    The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. Myfreetaxes com tucson Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction If your MAGI is not more than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum tuition and fees deduction is $4,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson If your MAGI is larger than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), but is not more than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum deduction is $2,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson No tuition and fees deduction is allowed if your MAGI is larger than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly). Myfreetaxes com tucson Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Myfreetaxes com tucson   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return before subtracting any deduction for tuition and fees. Myfreetaxes com tucson However, as discussed below, there may be other modifications. Myfreetaxes com tucson MAGI when using Form 1040A. Myfreetaxes com tucson   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 19 (tuition and fees deduction). Myfreetaxes com tucson MAGI when using Form 1040. Myfreetaxes com tucson   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 34 (tuition and fees deduction) or line 35 (domestic production activities deduction), and modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion, Foreign housing deduction, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico. Myfreetaxes com tucson   Table 6-2 shows how the amount of your MAGI can affect your tuition and fees deduction. Myfreetaxes com tucson   You can use Worksheet 6-1. Myfreetaxes com tucson MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction , later, to figure your MAGI. Myfreetaxes com tucson Table 6-2. Myfreetaxes com tucson Effect of MAGI on Maximum Tuition and Fees Deduction IF your filing status is. Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson AND your MAGI is. Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson THEN your maximum tuition and fees deduction is. Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson . Myfreetaxes com tucson single,  head of household, or qualifying widow(er) not more than $65,000 $4,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson more than $65,000  but not more than $80,000 $2,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson more than $80,000 $0. Myfreetaxes com tucson married filing joint return not more than $130,000 $4,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson more than $130,000 but not more than $160,000 $2,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson more than $160,000 $0. Myfreetaxes com tucson Claiming the Deduction You claim a tuition and fees deduction by completing Form 8917 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Myfreetaxes com tucson Enter the deduction on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19. Myfreetaxes com tucson A filled-in Form 8917 is shown at the end of this chapter. Myfreetaxes com tucson Illustrated Example Tim Pfister, a single taxpayer, enrolled full-time at a local college to earn a degree in engineering. Myfreetaxes com tucson This is the first year of his postsecondary education. Myfreetaxes com tucson During 2013, he paid $3,600 for his qualified 2013 tuition expense. Myfreetaxes com tucson Both he and the college meet all of the requirements for the tuition and fees deduction. Myfreetaxes com tucson Tim's total income (Form 1040, line 22) and MAGI are $26,000. Myfreetaxes com tucson He figures his deduction of $3,600 as shown on Form 8917, later. Myfreetaxes com tucson Worksheet 6-1. Myfreetaxes com tucson MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction Use this worksheet if you are filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563, or you are excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico. Myfreetaxes com tucson Before using this worksheet, you must complete Form 1040, lines 7 through 33, and figure any amount to be entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Myfreetaxes com tucson 1. Myfreetaxes com tucson Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 22   1. Myfreetaxes com tucson         2. Myfreetaxes com tucson Enter the total from Form 1040, lines 23 through 33   2. Myfreetaxes com tucson               3. Myfreetaxes com tucson Enter the total of any amounts entered on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 36   3. Myfreetaxes com tucson               4. Myfreetaxes com tucson Add lines 2 and 3   4. Myfreetaxes com tucson         5. Myfreetaxes com tucson Subtract line 4 from line 1   5. Myfreetaxes com tucson         6. Myfreetaxes com tucson Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing  exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   6. Myfreetaxes com tucson         7. 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