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How to Calculate Your Lifetime Learning Tax Credit on IRS Form 8863
Tax credits like the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit (LLTC) provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your taxes owed, rather than the reduction in your taxable income that is offered by a deduction. You must qualify according to Internal Revenue Service criteria before you can claim the LLTC. 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…

What Is the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit?
With the rising cost of higher education, many taxpayers wonder how they can offset some of their school expenses. One option is to claim the Lifetime Learning credit on your federal income tax return. This credit reduces your tax bill on a dollar-for-dollar basis for a portion of the tuition, fees and other qualifying expenses you pay for yourself, a spouse or a dependent to enroll in school. Read more…

Are Contributions to Nonprofit Schools Tax Deductible?
Taxpayers are allowed to claim a deduction for donations they make to qualified organizations. Read more…

Tax Tips for Teachers: Deducting Out-of-Pocket Classroom Expenses
When it comes to making sure students have the tools for successful learning, school teachers commonly dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom materials. Fortunately, the Educator Expense Tax Deduction can offer teachers some financial relief. Read more…


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