Tag Archives: *Education

Everything You Want to Know About the EA Exam 2018-2019

The REPLAY of the April  2018-2019 webinar is HERE! Becoming a knowledgeable tax professional isn’t easy. It takes a lot of dedication, math skills, and the flexibility to keep up with the myriad of tax law changes that take place each year.  But it can be done. It’s fun! And oh so lucrative. And TaxMama’s EA […]

Deductible Day Care

Today TaxMama® hears from Mel  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this reasonable question.  “I have a client who sends their 5 year old to a private Christian school for pre-K. Can this be deductible like daycare? Is private school deductible at all in the upper grades?”

Overseas Education

Today TaxMama® hears from Chell in the TaxQuips Forum, with an interesting question.  “Can someone take an educational credit for books and Fees while they are taking a class in a foreign country? Plus without a proper address to fit into the tax software, the tax return will not be able to be efiled. It […]

Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits. In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 674 – Happy Prez Weekend

Dear Family, Odd-funny things keep happening around here. Like scraping ice off my windshield – in California! Like going to our breakfast meeting and the restaurant is closed. Like the IRS press release that that help and information is available in Spanish – but the press release was in English. Like my friend sending me […]

Extra Tuition 1098-T

Today TaxMama® hears from tbachrodt in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I recently filed my taxes. I am already receiving the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Credit. I just received an additional 1098T in the mail that I forgot was coming. Do I need to file an amended return, even though I am already […]

Tax Returns with Education Credit on Hold

Courtesy of the IRS [See TaxMama note below] The IRS announced on Monday that taxpayers filing Form 8863, to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit can begin filing by the middle of February after the IRS updates its processing systems. The delayed start will have no impact on taxpayers claiming […]

Daughter and 1098T

Today TaxMama® hears from Sheba in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs guidance. “My daughter is a first year college student out of state. She has a partial loan, partial scholarship and grants. I don’t know what to do with the information from the 1098-T. I still claim her as a dependent and I pay part […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 655 – Happy Labor Day Weekend

Dear Family, Everyone is getting ready to take off early for the long Labor Day Weekend holiday. I know you have lots of distractions. So we will make today’s issue short and sweet – just one Money Funny – all about what our children are learning in science class. We’ll return on Tuesday with IRS […]

Laptop for College

Today TaxMama® hears from Jenni in the TaxQuips Forum who has an amazing job. “I took a job at a university that offers free tuition for my family. The American Opportunity Credit can be used for tuition, books, fees and required materials. We have used the credit for books, fees and a laptop, which is […]

Sales Tax Holidays Coming Your Way

Courtesy of http://www.taxadmin.org Take advantage of sales tax holidays to plan you major purchases. You’ll find sales tax relief for home improvements, computers and other useful expenditures during the summer – then back to school purchases at the end of the summer season. You’ll find the list of states and dates here:

Tax Rules May Affect Your Child’s Investment Income

Courtesy of the IRS Parents may not realize that there are tax rules that may affect their child’s investment income. The IRS offers the following four facts to help parents determine whether their child’s investment income will be taxed at the parents’ rate or the child’s rate. 1. Investment income Children with investment income may […]