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Mora04
Mora04 Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited December 2023 in Credits/Deductions

I have a 19-year-old in college and i make over 90K and when i started my 2023 taxes and came to this part where i add the college expenses form1098T i was told i don't qualify for college credit because i make over the single limit of 90K.

Does that mean i can't claim her college tuition that i paid and all the college expenses like computer, ipad etc. that we purchased for this year?

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  • JMSSGV
    JMSSGV Member Posts: 74 Level 5
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    If your Modified AGI (MAGI) is over $80,000, you cannot claim the full American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC). If it is between $80,000 and $90,000, the available AOTC is reduced. If your MAGI exceeds $90,000, then you cannot claim AOTC at all. And since AOTC (and the Lifetime Learning Credit, which has a lower MAGI threshold) are the only way to receive a tax benefit from the education expenses you paid, unfortunately you won't be able to use them to reduce your tax liability.