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What Is the IRS Form 8863?
If you plan on claiming one of the IRS educational tax credits, be sure to fill out a Form 8863 and attach it to your tax return. These credits can provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax you owe at the end of the year for the costs you incur to attend school. Before preparing the form, however, make sure that you satisfy the requirements of an eligible student. Read more…

Can Debt Forgiveness Cause a Student Loan Tax Bomb?
People who benefit from student loan forgiveness may be wondering about the tax consequences of this debt relief option, including a potential "student loan tax bomb." Your student loan repayment choice can prevent or cause this situation. Read more…

Video: Tax Tips for Teachers
Teachers can claim certain deductions on their income taxes that aren't available to people in other professions. Find out about some of these tax tips with help from TurboTax. Read more…

Are Contributions to School District Programs Tax Deductible?
The IRS allows you to claim a deduction for the donations you make to qualified organizations. These organizations include more than just charities and will include any school district program that does not operate for profit and is solely supported by state and local governments. Read more…

The Lowdown on Education Tax Breaks
College is more expensive than ever, but credits and deductions can help you cut thousands off your 2018 tax bill. Read more…


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