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Deduction for Higher Education
The Tuition and Fees Deduction expired at the end of 2017. It allowed you to deduct up to $4,000 from your income for qualifying tuition expenses paid for you, your spouse, or your dependents. Read more…

Video: What Is a 529 Plan Contribution?
A 529 plan contribution is a way to save some money on taxes through contributions to an account that can be used for education expenses. Get the facts on a 529 plan contribution with help from TurboTax in this video on tax tips. Read more…

Video: What Educational Expenses Are Tax Deductible?
Are you a student in an educational institution, or do you claim one? The federal government supports higher education, offering many deductions on education-related taxes. Watch this video to find out more about education expenses and deductions. Note: The tuition and fees deduction ends with the 2017 tax year. Read more…

What is IRS Form 1099-Q?
If you're paying for school expenses from a 529 plan or a Coverdell ESA, you will likely receive an IRS Form 1099-Q, which reports the total withdrawals you made during the year. Read more…

Are College Entrance Exams Tax Deductible?
The fees for taking SAT, ACT and other college entrance exams are not tax-deductible, but the federal government does allow a number of educational deductions and tax credits. Find out more about these educational deductions and credits and how they can benefit you. Read more…


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