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Per IRS Publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education, page 11: "Qualified education expenses paid by a dependent you claim on your tax return, or by a third party for that dependent, are considered paid by you".  The educational institution sends a Form 1098-T Tuition Statement to the student to report the expenses. For more details about what is reported on Form 1098-T, go to our Form 1098-T - Boxes in Detail FAQ.

Start the Student Information Worksheet in your TaxAct return, and report Form 1098-T (if you need help accessing the Student Information Worksheet, go to our Student Worksheet Entries FAQ):

  1. From within your Student Information Worksheet, continue with the interview process until you reach the screen titled Student Information - Educational Institution.
  2. Below Did [student name] receive Form 1098-T from this school for 2021?, click the circle next to Yes.
  3. On the screen titled Tuition Statement - Information, enter your 1098-T information.

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