If you selected that you were a full-time student, you will be disqualified from receiving the credit for qualified retirement savings contributions on Schedule 3 (Form 1040) Additional Credits and Payments, Line 4. If you need to change that selection, follow the steps below and Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions will be enabled again for your return.
To change the student status for the Retirement Savings Contribution Credit:
Note. You can change your status on the screen titled: Was <name> a full-time student during part of any five months during 2020?
For the purposes of this credit, you were a student if during any part of five calendar months of 2020 you:
A school includes technical, trade, and mechanical schools. It does not include on-the-job training courses, correspondence schools, or schools offering courses only through the internet.
See Form 8880 for more information, starting on page 2.
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