Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Education credit under 1040

a) Lifetime Learning Credit:- A credit for up to $2,000 per year to pay for qualified tuition and required enrollment fees at an eligible educational institution for you, your spouse or a dependent, if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $65,000 or less ($130,000 or less for married filing jointly). You cannot claim this credit for a student, if you claimed the American Opportunity Tax Credit for that student.

b) American Opportunity Tax Credit: - A credit for tuition, required enrollment fees and course material for the first four years of post-secondary education for up to $2,500 per eligible student per year. Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) must be under $90,000 ($180,000 for joint filers) and you must not have claimed the AOTC or the former Hope Credit for more than four tax years for the same eligible student. Forty percent of this credit may be refundable.