TurboTax Education Credits and Deductions Calculator
TurboTax Education Credits and Deductions Calculator

TurboTax Education Credits and Deductions Calculator

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With the cost of education on the rise, you’ll be glad to know that education credits and deductions may help offset some of that cost. Whether you’re a student or parent of a student, with this calculator, you’ll be able to find out what education credits and deductions you’re eligible to claim on your tax return by just answering a few simple questions about your life.

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7 responses to “TurboTax Education Credits and Deductions Calculator”

    • Sharon,
      The income cap for claiming the Education Tax Credit is $90,000 for single filers and $180,000 for joint filers.

      Mary Ellen

      • My oldest son’s dad claims him as a dependent. He makes over the $100,000 and he is single. I pay for half of my sons educational expenses. I claim my youngest son and make below $32,000. So I don’t get to claim any educational expenses I have paid and neither can my son’s dad, right?

        Thanks for your time

    • Chris,
      Books and school supplies may qualify for the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

      Mary Ellen

  1. I paid partial tuition fee in amount of $3,600 for my 10 year old grandson in private institution–Can I claim anything at all? I am guessing ONLY the parent can institute any educational ,is that correct?

    • Hi Jeanne,

      To claim an education deduction or credit, the student must be the taxpayer, spouse (if filing a joint tax return), or claimed as a dependent on the tax return. Expenses for elementary school and high school education don’t qualify for most education deductions and credits.

      Thank you,
      Mary Ellen