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Old 07-27-2010, 12:24 AM
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Which taxpayers cannot claim the American Opportunity Credit?

A taxpayer may not be able to claim the American Opportunity Credit if any of the following situations apply to the taxpayer as shown below;
  1. The taxpayers filing status is married filing separate.
  2. The taxpayers is listed as a dependent in the exemption section of another persons individual tax return.
  3. The taxpayers modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $90,000 or more for a Single filier taxpayer and $180,000 for a joint filier.
  4. The taxpayer or his or her spouse were a non-resident alien for any part of the taxable year and the non-resident alien did not elect to be treated as resident for tax purposes.

  5. The taxpayer claimed the lifetime learning credit or a tuition and fees deduction for the same student during the tax year.
  6. The taxpayer claimed the Hope credit for any student during the tax year.

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