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Old 04-07-2010, 06:24 PM
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tuition and fees puzzler

Our 18 year old daughter graduated HS and went to college in the fall of 2009. She's listed as a dependant on our 2009 taxes, and paid her own college tuition and fees for the fall semester. This seems to create a problem for claiming tuition and fees, because we can't claim them since she paid them herself and she can't claim them because she's listed as a dependent on someone else's taxes. Shouldn't someone be able to get a break?



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Old 11-01-2010, 08:15 AM
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" because we can't claim them since she paid them herself and she can't claim them because she's listed as a dependent on someone else's taxes. "----> In general, in order to claim the tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses for a dependent, you must have paid the expenses, and claim an exemption for the student, your daughter, as your dependent. However, your daughter herself paid all her qualified education expenses, no one is allowed to take a deduction.


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