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Filing back taxes online free Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Filing back taxes online free Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Filing back taxes online free Change of responsible party. Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free  Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. Filing back taxes online free Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. 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Trusts

It is a common misconception that trusts, or trust funds as they are commonly called, are only useful for wealthy people. When set up properly, trusts can be appropriate for people with minor children or those who want to avoid having their estate go through probate upon death. These are basic facts about trusts – but, be sure to consult a licensed attorney experienced with estate planning and trust matters before making any final decisions about if one is right for you.

How Trusts Work

Creating a trust (or trust fund) establishes a legal entity that holds property or assets for the person who created it. The person who creates the trust can be called a grantor, donor, or settlor. When the grantor creates the trust he or she appoints a person or entity (like the trust department of a bank) to manage the trust. This person or entity is called a trustee. The grantor also chooses someone who will ultimately benefit from the trust, this person is the beneficiary. In some situations the grantor, trustee, and beneficiary are all the same person. In this case, the grantor should also appoint a successor trustee and beneficiary in case he or she dies or becomes incapacitated. A trust is a helpful estate planning tool because after death a trust doesn’t go through the probate process like a will does.

Reasons To Set Up A Trust

Some common reasons for setting up a trust include:

  • Providing for minor children or family members who are inexperienced or unable to handle financial matters
  • Providing for management of personal assets should one become unable to handle them oneself
  • Avoiding probate and immediately transferring assets to beneficiaries upon death
  • Reducing estate taxes and providing liquid assets to help pay for them
  • The terms of a will are public while the terms of a trust are not so privacy makes a trust an attractive option

Types of Trusts

Trusts can be living (inter vivos) or after-death (testamentary). A living trust is one that a grantor sets up while still alive and an after-death trust is usually established by a will after one’s death. Living trusts can be irrevocable (can’t be changed) or revocable (can be changed) although revocable trusts don’t receive the same tax shelter benefits as irrevocable ones do. The most popular type is the revocable living trust. If there’s a specific purpose in mind for the trust, dozens of different options exist. Some examples include charitable trusts, bypass trusts, spendthrift trusts, and life insurance trusts. New laws have even established a trust that will care for a pet after one’s death.

Setting Up A Trust

Once you’ve decided to set up a trust it is important to remember that a trust, by design, can be very flexible and a grantor has the right – and should take advantage of this right - within the law, to tailor it to meet the anticipated the needs of the beneficiary. Working with an experienced attorney that specializes in estate and trust issues and knows the specific state regulations can help get the maximum benefit from the trust.
Some things to consider when setting up the trust include:

  • The grantor has the right to specify exactly how the money in the trust is invested. The grantor and the trustee might have very different ideas about investment strategies, so make sure this gets clearly defined.
  • The grantor has the right to specify exactly how the assets should be divvied up down to details like including an annual cost of living adjustment for the beneficiary or paying for travel expenses for others to visit the beneficiary in the case of illness.
  • Always be sure to include a “trustee removal clause” – trusts that don’t have this clause take away the beneficiary’s right to fire the trustee if unsatisfied with the service being provided. Remember that the grantor can always add a provision that requires the beneficiary to select a new trustee from legitimate bank trust departments. Contact your state Department of Financial Institutions to get a list of licensed trust departments.
  • If the grantor wants to ensure that upon death any assets that remain outside of the trust are transferred to it, he or she should consider having a “pour-over” will to accomplish this.

Upon establishment of the trust the grantor must complete the process of setting up the trust by transferring his or her assets into the trust. Failure to do this properly makes the trust null and void. This means that upon the grantor’s death the state will decide who gets the assets and cares for minor children.

Protect Yourself From Trust Scams and Fraud

If someone approaches you to set up a trust be very cautious. Before signing any papers to create a living trust, will or other kind of trust make sure to explore all options and shop around for this service just as you would for any other. Also:

  • Avoid high-pressure sales tactics and high speed sales pitches.
  • Avoid salespeople who give the impression that AARP is backing or selling the product – AARP does not endorse living trust products.
  • Do your homework and get information about local probate laws from the Clerk or Register of Wills.
  • If someone tries to sell a living trust to you ask if they are an attorney. Some states restrict sales of living trusts by licensed attorneys.
  • If you buy a trust in your home or another location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business remember you are entitled to take advantage of the Cooling Off Rule and cancel the transaction within 3 business days.

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Filing back taxes online free 19. Filing back taxes online free   Education- Related Adjustments Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Student Loan Interest DeductionStudent Loan Interest Defined Can You Claim the Deduction How Much Can You Deduct How Do You Figure the Deduction Tuition and Fees DeductionCan You Claim the Deduction What Expenses Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses How Much Can You Deduct Educator Expenses Introduction This chapter discusses the education-related adjustment you can deduct in figuring your adjusted gross income. Filing back taxes online free This chapter covers the student loan interest deduction, tuition and fees deduction, and the deduction for educator expenses. 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Filing back taxes online free Exceptions. Filing back taxes online free   For purposes of the student loan interest deduction, the following are exceptions to the general rules for dependents. Filing back taxes online free An individual can be your dependent even if you are the dependent of another taxpayer. Filing back taxes online free An individual can be your dependent even if the individual files a joint return with a spouse. Filing back taxes online free An individual can be your dependent even if the individual had gross income for the year that was equal to or more than the exemption amount for the year ($3,900 for 2013). Filing back taxes online free    Reasonable period of time. Filing back taxes online free   Qualified education expenses are treated as paid or incurred within a reasonable period of time before or after you take out the loan if they are paid with the proceeds of student loans that are part of a federal postsecondary education loan program. Filing back taxes online free   Even if not paid with the proceeds of that type of loan, the expenses are treated as paid or incurred within a reasonable period of time if both of the following requirements are met. Filing back taxes online free The expenses relate to a specific academic period. Filing back taxes online free The loan proceeds are disbursed within a period that begins 90 days before the start of that academic period and ends 90 days after the end of that academic period. Filing back taxes online free   If neither of the above situations applies, the reasonable period of time is determined based on all the relevant facts and circumstances. Filing back taxes online free Academic period. Filing back taxes online free   An academic period includes a semester, trimester, quarter, or other period of study (such as a summer school session) as reasonably determined by an educational institution. Filing back taxes online free In the case of an educational institution that uses credit hours or clock hours and does not have academic terms, each payment period can be treated as an academic period. Filing back taxes online free Eligible student. Filing back taxes online free   This is a student who was enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential. Filing back taxes online free Enrolled at least half-time. Filing back taxes online free   A student was enrolled at least half-time if the student was taking at least half the normal full-time work load for his or her course of study. Filing back taxes online free   The standard for what is half of the normal full-time work load is determined by each eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free However, the standard may not be lower than any of those established by the U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Department of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Filing back taxes online free Related person. Filing back taxes online free   You cannot deduct interest on a loan you get from a related person. Filing back taxes online free Related persons include: Your spouse, Your brothers and sisters, Your half brothers and half sisters, Your ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Filing back taxes online free ), Your lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Filing back taxes online free ), and Certain corporations, partnerships, trusts, and exempt organizations. Filing back taxes online free Qualified employer plan. Filing back taxes online free   You cannot deduct interest on a loan made under a qualified employer plan or under a contract purchased under such a plan. Filing back taxes online free Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the student loan interest deduction, these expenses are the total costs of attending an eligible educational institution, including graduate school. Filing back taxes online free They include amounts paid for the following items. Filing back taxes online free Tuition and fees. Filing back taxes online free Room and board. Filing back taxes online free Books, supplies, and equipment. Filing back taxes online free Other necessary expenses (such as transportation). Filing back taxes online free The cost of room and board qualifies only to the extent that it is not more than: The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student, or If greater, the actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free Eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Department of Education. Filing back taxes online free It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Filing back taxes online free   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Filing back taxes online free   For purposes of the student loan interest deduction, an eligible educational institution also includes an institution conducting an internship or residency program leading to a degree or certificate from an institution of higher education, a hospital, or a health care facility that offers postgraduate training. Filing back taxes online free   An educational institution must meet the above criteria only during the academic period(s) for which the student loan was incurred. Filing back taxes online free The deductibility of interest on the loan is not affected by the institution's subsequent loss of eligibility. Filing back taxes online free    The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free Adjustments to qualified education expenses. Filing back taxes online free   You must reduce your qualified education expenses by certain tax-free items (such as the tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships). Filing back taxes online free See chapter 4 of Publication 970 for details. Filing back taxes online free Include as Interest In addition to simple interest on the loan, certain loan origination fees, capitalized interest, interest on revolving lines of credit, and interest on refinanced student loans can be student loan interest if all other requirements are met. Filing back taxes online free Loan origination fee. Filing back taxes online free   In general, this is a one-time fee charged by the lender when a loan is made. Filing back taxes online free To be deductible as interest, the fee must be for the use of money rather than for property or services (such as commitment fees or processing costs) provided by the lender. Filing back taxes online free A loan origination fee treated as interest accrues over the life of the loan. Filing back taxes online free Capitalized interest. Filing back taxes online free    This is unpaid interest on a student loan that is added by the lender to the outstanding principal balance of the loan. Filing back taxes online free Interest on revolving lines of credit. Filing back taxes online free   This interest, which includes interest on credit card debt, is student loan interest if the borrower uses the line of credit (credit card) only to pay qualified education expenses. Filing back taxes online free See Qualified Education Expenses , earlier. Filing back taxes online free Interest on refinanced student loans. Filing back taxes online free   This includes interest on both: Consolidated loans—loans used to refinance more than one student loan of the same borrower, and Collapsed loans—two or more loans of the same borrower that are treated by both the lender and the borrower as one loan. Filing back taxes online free If you refinance a qualified student loan for more than your original loan and you use the additional amount for any purpose other than qualified education expenses, you cannot deduct any interest paid on the refinanced loan. Filing back taxes online free Voluntary interest payments. Filing back taxes online free   These are payments made on a qualified student loan during a period when interest payments are not required, such as when the borrower has been granted a deferment or the loan has not yet entered repayment status. Filing back taxes online free Do Not Include as Interest You cannot claim a student loan interest deduction for any of the following items. Filing back taxes online free Interest you paid on a loan if, under the terms of the loan, you are not legally obligated to make interest payments. Filing back taxes online free Loan origination fees that are payments for property or services provided by the lender, such as commitment fees or processing costs. Filing back taxes online free Interest you paid on a loan to the extent payments were made through your participation in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (the “NHSC Loan Repayment Program”) or certain other loan repayment assistance programs. Filing back taxes online free For more information, see Student Loan Repayment Assistance in chapter 5 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Can You Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the deduction if all of the following requirements are met. Filing back taxes online free Your filing status is any filing status except married filing separately. Filing back taxes online free No one else is claiming an exemption for you on his or her tax return. Filing back taxes online free You are legally obligated to pay interest on a qualified student loan. Filing back taxes online free You paid interest on a qualified student loan. Filing back taxes online free Interest paid by others. Filing back taxes online free   If you are the person legally obligated to make interest payments and someone else makes a payment of interest on your behalf, you are treated as receiving the payments from the other person and, in turn, paying the interest. Filing back taxes online free See chapter 4 of Publication 970 for more information. Filing back taxes online free No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot deduct as interest on a student loan any amount that is an allowable deduction under any other provision of the tax law (for example, home mortgage interest). Filing back taxes online free How Much Can You Deduct Your student loan interest deduction for 2013 is generally the smaller of: $2,500, or The interest you paid in 2013. Filing back taxes online free However, the amount determined above is phased out (gradually reduced) if your MAGI is between $60,000 and $75,000 ($125,000 and $155,000 if you file a joint return). Filing back taxes online free You cannot take a student loan interest deduction if your MAGI is $75,000 or more ($155,000 or more if you file a joint return). Filing back taxes online free For details on figuring your MAGI, see chapter 4 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free How Do You Figure the Deduction Generally, you figure the deduction using the Student Loan Interest Deduction Worksheet in the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Filing back taxes online free However, if you are filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563, or you are excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico, you must complete Worksheet 4-1 in chapter 4 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free To help you figure your student loan interest deduction, you should receive Form 1098-E, Student Loan Interest Statement. Filing back taxes online free Generally, an institution (such as a bank or governmental agency) that received interest payments of $600 or more during 2013 on one or more qualified student loans must send Form 1098-E (or acceptable substitute) to each borrower by January 31, 2014. Filing back taxes online free For qualified student loans taken out before September 1, 2004, the institution is required to include on Form 1098-E only payments of stated interest. Filing back taxes online free Other interest payments, such as certain loan origination fees and capitalized interest, may not appear on the form you receive. Filing back taxes online free However, if you pay qualifying interest that is not included on Form 1098-E, you can also deduct those amounts. Filing back taxes online free For information on allocating payments between interest and principal, see chapter 4 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free To claim the deduction, enter the allowable amount on Form 1040, line 33, or Form 1040A, line 18. Filing back taxes online free Tuition and Fees Deduction You may be able to deduct qualified education expenses paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent(s). Filing back taxes online free You cannot claim this deduction if your filing status is married filing separately or if another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Filing back taxes online free The qualified expenses must be for higher education, as explained later under What Expenses Qualify . Filing back taxes online free The tuition and fees deduction can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Filing back taxes online free Table 19-2 summarizes the features of the tuition and fees deduction. Filing back taxes online free You may be able to take a credit for your education expenses instead of a deduction. Filing back taxes online free You can choose the one that will give you the lower tax. Filing back taxes online free See chapter 35, Education Credits, for details about the credits. Filing back taxes online free Can You Claim the Deduction The following rules will help you determine if you can claim the tuition and fees deduction. Filing back taxes online free Who Can Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the tuition and fees deduction if all three of the following requirements are met. Filing back taxes online free You paid qualified education expenses of higher education in 2013 for academic periods beginning in 2013 and those beginning in the first three months of 2014. Filing back taxes online free You paid the education expenses for an eligible student. Filing back taxes online free The eligible student is yourself, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption (defined in chapter 3) on your tax return. Filing back taxes online free Qualified education expenses are defined under What Expenses Qualify . Filing back taxes online free Eligible students are defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Filing back taxes online free Who Cannot Claim the Deduction You cannot claim the tuition and fees deduction if any of the following apply. Filing back taxes online free Your filing status is married filing separately. Filing back taxes online free Another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Filing back taxes online free You cannot take the deduction even if the other person does not actually claim that exemption. Filing back taxes online free Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if filing a joint return). Filing back taxes online free You (or your spouse) were a nonresident alien for any part of 2013 and the nonresident alien did not elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Filing back taxes online free More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519, U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Tax Guide for Aliens. Filing back taxes online free You or anyone else claims an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit in 2013 with respect to expenses of the student for whom the qualified education expenses were paid. Filing back taxes online free However, a state tax credit will not disqualify you from claiming a tuition and fees deduction. Filing back taxes online free Table 19-2. Filing back taxes online free Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Filing back taxes online free Refer to the text for more details. Filing back taxes online free Question   Answer What is the maximum benefit?   You can reduce your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Filing back taxes online free Where is the deduction taken?   As an adjustment to income on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19. Filing back taxes online free For whom must the expenses be paid?   A student enrolled in an eligible educational institution who is either: you, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Filing back taxes online free What tuition and fees are deductible?   Tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary educational institution, but not including personal, living, or family expenses, such as room and board. Filing back taxes online free What Expenses Qualify The tuition and fees deduction is based on qualified education expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Filing back taxes online free Generally, the deduction is allowed for qualified education expenses paid in 2013 in connection with enrollment at an institution of higher education during 2013 or for an academic period (defined earlier under Student Loan Interest Deduction ) beginning in 2013 or in the first 3 months of 2014. Filing back taxes online free Payments with borrowed funds. Filing back taxes online free   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses paid with the proceeds of a loan. Filing back taxes online free Use the expenses to figure the deduction for the year in which the expenses are paid, not the year in which the loan is repaid. Filing back taxes online free Treat loan payments sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Filing back taxes online free Student withdraws from class(es). Filing back taxes online free   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Filing back taxes online free Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free Eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Department of Education. Filing back taxes online free It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Filing back taxes online free The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Filing back taxes online free Academic period. Filing back taxes online free    An academic period is any quarter, semester, trimester, or any other period of study as reasonably determined by an eligible educational institution. Filing back taxes online free If an eligible educational institution uses credit hours and does not have academic terms, each payment period may be treated as an academic period. Filing back taxes online free Related expenses. Filing back taxes online free   Student-activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses for the tuition and fees deduction only if the fees and expenses must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Filing back taxes online free Prepaid expenses. Filing back taxes online free   Qualified education expenses paid in 2013 for an academic period that begins in the first three months of 2014 can be used in figuring the tuition and fees deduction. Filing back taxes online free See Academic period, earlier. Filing back taxes online free For example, if you pay $2,000 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the 2014 winter quarter that begins in January 2014, you can use that $2,000 in figuring the tuition and fees deduction for 2013 only if you meet all the other requirements. Filing back taxes online free    You cannot use any amount you paid in 2012 or 2014 to figure the qualified education expenses you use to figure your 2013 tuition and fees deduction. Filing back taxes online free No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do any of the following. Filing back taxes online free Deduct qualified education expenses you deduct under any other provision of the law, for example, as a business expense. Filing back taxes online free Deduct qualified education expenses for a student on your income tax return if you or anyone else claims an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit for that same student in the same year. Filing back taxes online free Deduct qualified education expenses that have been used to figure the tax-free portion of a distribution from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) or a qualified tuition program (QTP). Filing back taxes online free For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Filing back taxes online free See Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution in chapter 7 (Coverdell ESA) and chapter 8 (QTP) of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free interest on U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free savings bonds (Form 8815). Filing back taxes online free See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free educational assistance such as a scholarship, grant, or employer-provided educational assistance. Filing back taxes online free See Adjustments to qualified education expenses, later. Filing back taxes online free Adjustments to qualified education expenses. Filing back taxes online free   For each student, reduce the qualified education expenses paid by or on behalf of that student under the following rules. Filing back taxes online free The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Filing back taxes online free Tax-free educational assistance. Filing back taxes online free   For tax-free educational assistance you received in 2013, reduce the qualified educational expenses for each academic period by the amount of tax-free educational assistance to that academic period. Filing back taxes online free See Academic period, earlier. Filing back taxes online free   This includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships, including Pell grants (see chapter 1 of Publication 970), The tax-free part of any employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11 of Publication 970), Veterans' educational assistance (see chapter 1 of Publication 970), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Filing back taxes online free Generally, any scholarship or fellowship you receive is treated as tax-free educational assistance. Filing back taxes online free However, a scholarship or fellowship is not treated as tax-free educational assistance to the extent you include it in gross income (if you are required to file a tax return) for the year the scholarship or fellowship is received and either: The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) must be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in Pub. Filing back taxes online free 970, chapter 1. Filing back taxes online free The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) may be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in Pub. Filing back taxes online free 970, chapter 1. Filing back taxes online free You may be able to increase the combined value of your tuition and fees deduction and certain educational assistance if you include some or all of the educational assistance in income in the year it is received. Filing back taxes online free For details, see Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses in chapter 6 of Pub. Filing back taxes online free 970. Filing back taxes online free Some tax-free educational assistance received in 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Filing back taxes online free This tax-free educational assistance is any tax-free educational assistance received by you or anyone else after 2013 for qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 (or attributable to enrollment at an eligible educational institution during 2013). Filing back taxes online free If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 but before you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed, later. Filing back taxes online free If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 and after you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed, later. Filing back taxes online free Refunds. Filing back taxes online free   A refund of qualified education expenses may reduce adjusted qualified education expenses for the tax year or may require you to include some or all of the refund in your gross income for the year the refund is received. Filing back taxes online free See chapter 6 of Pub. Filing back taxes online free 970 for more information. Filing back taxes online free Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund. Filing back taxes online free See Tax-free educational assistance, earlier. Filing back taxes online free Refunds received in 2013. Filing back taxes online free    For each student, figure the adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by adding all the qualified education expenses paid in 2013 and subtracting any refunds of those expenses received from the eligible educational institution during 2013. Filing back taxes online free Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed. Filing back taxes online free   If you receive a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses you paid in 2013 and the refund is received before you file your 2013 income tax return, reduce the amount of qualified education expenses for 2013 by the amount of the refund. Filing back taxes online free Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed. Filing back taxes online free   If you receive a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses you paid in 2013 and the refund is received after you file your 2013 income tax return, you may need to include some or all of the refund in your gross income for the year the refund is received. Filing back taxes online free See chapter 6 of Pub. Filing back taxes online free 970 for more information. Filing back taxes online free Coordination with Coverdell education savings accounts and qualified tuition programs. Filing back taxes online free    Reduce your qualified education expenses by any qualified education expenses used to figure the exclusion from gross income of (a) interest received under an education savings bond program, or (b) any distribution from a Coverdell education savings account or qualified tuition program (QTP). Filing back taxes online free For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Filing back taxes online free Amounts that do not reduce qualified education expenses. Filing back taxes online free   Do not reduce qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Filing back taxes online free   Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's tax return in the following situations. Filing back taxes online free The use of the money is restricted, by the terms of the scholarship or fellowship, to costs of attendance (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses. Filing back taxes online free The use of the money is not restricted. Filing back taxes online free Expenses That Do Not Qualify Qualified education expenses do not include amounts paid for: Insurance, Medical expenses (including student health fees), Room and board, Transportation, or Similar personal, living, or family expenses. Filing back taxes online free This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Filing back taxes online free Sports, games, hobbies, and noncredit courses. Filing back taxes online free   Qualified education expenses generally do not include expenses that relate to any course of instruction or other education that involves sports, games or hobbies, or any noncredit course. Filing back taxes online free However, if the course of instruction or other education is part of the student's degree program, these expenses can qualify. Filing back taxes online free Comprehensive or bundled fees. Filing back taxes online free   Some eligible educational institutions combine all of their fees for an academic period into one amount. Filing back taxes online free If you do not receive, or do not have access to, an allocation showing how much you paid for qualified education expenses and how much you paid for personal expenses, such as those listed above, contact the institution. Filing back taxes online free The institution is required to make this allocation and provide you with the amount you paid (or were billed) for qualified education expenses on Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement. Filing back taxes online free See How Do You Figure the Deduction , later, for more information about Form 1098-T. Filing back taxes online free Who Is an Eligible Student For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, an eligible student is a student who is enrolled in one or more courses at an eligible educational institution (defined earlier). Filing back taxes online free Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Generally, 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 as a dependent. Filing back taxes online free Table 19-3 summarizes who can claim the deduction. Filing back taxes online free How Much Can You Deduct The maximum tuition and fees deduction in 2013 is $4,000, $2,000, or $0, depending on the amount of your MAGI. Filing back taxes online free For details on figuring your MAGI, see chapter 6 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free How Do You Figure the Deduction Figure the deduction using Form 8917. Filing back taxes online free To help you figure your tuition and fees deduction, you should receive Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement. Filing back taxes online free Generally, an eligible educational institution (such as a college or university) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2014. Filing back taxes online free To claim the deduction, enter the allowable amount on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19, and attach your completed Form 8917. Filing back taxes online free Table 19-3. Filing back taxes online free Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Do not rely on this table alone. Filing back taxes online free See Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses in chapter 6 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free IF your dependent is an eligible student and you. Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free AND. Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free THEN. Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free . Filing back taxes online free claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses for your dependent only you can deduct the qualified education expenses that you paid. Filing back taxes online free Your dependent cannot take a deduction. Filing back taxes online free claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Filing back taxes online free do not claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Filing back taxes online free do not claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Filing back taxes online free Educator Expenses If you were an eligible educator in 2013, you can deduct on Form 1040, line 23, or Form 1040A, line 16, up to $250 of qualified expenses you paid in 2013. Filing back taxes online free If you and your spouse are filing jointly and both of you were eligible educators, the maximum deduction is $500. Filing back taxes online free However, neither spouse can deduct more than $250 of his or her qualified expenses on Form 1040, line 23, or Form 1040A, line 16. Filing back taxes online free You may be able to deduct expenses that are more than the $250 (or $500) limit on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21. Filing back taxes online free Eligible educator. Filing back taxes online free   An eligible educator is a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal, or aide who worked in a school for at least 900 hours during a school year. Filing back taxes online free Qualified expenses. Filing back taxes online free   Qualified expenses include ordinary and necessary expenses paid in connection with books, supplies, equipment (including computer equipment, software, and services), and other materials used in the classroom. Filing back taxes online free An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your educational field. Filing back taxes online free A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your profession as an educator. Filing back taxes online free An expense does not have to be required to be considered necessary. Filing back taxes online free   Qualified expenses do not include expenses for home schooling or for nonathletic supplies for courses in health or physical education. Filing back taxes online free   You must reduce your qualified expenses by the following amounts. Filing back taxes online free Excludable U. Filing back taxes online free S. Filing back taxes online free series EE and I savings bond interest from Form 8815. Filing back taxes online free See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Nontaxable qualified tuition program earnings or distributions. Filing back taxes online free See Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution in chapter 8 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Nontaxable distribution of earnings from a Coverdell education savings account. Filing back taxes online free See Figuring the Taxable Portion of a Distribution in chapter 7 of Publication 970. Filing back taxes online free Any reimbursements you received for these expenses that were not reported to you in box 1 of your Form W-2. Filing back taxes online free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications