Tag Archives: *Education

Lifetime of Education

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a quick question. “I am taking Career Step online transcription training. Can I receive the Lifetime Learning Credit?

Everything You Wanted to Know About the IRS EA Exam

This time of year, everyone has lots of questions about the IRS Special Enrollment Examination.  That’s why I hold a session – and record it – to explain the most important aspects of the Exam, and what you need to know if you’re going to be studying to become an Enrolled Agent.   If you missed […]

23 Year Old student

Today TaxMama hears from Kristen in the TaxQuips Forum, who is a bit confused. “I am a 23 year old full time student. My income from 2010 is $12,247 and I live with my parents. My parent’s accountant told them last year that they would not be able to claim me once I turned 23, […]

Adult Son

Today TaxMama hears from Charmaigne in the TaxQuips Forum, with a reasonable issue. “My son turned 26 in November of 2010 and has been out of work for over a year. He lives with me and I have supported him in every way, medical bills, dental bills, auto insurance, food, clothes, etc. Is there a […]

Eligible Education

Today TaxMama hears from Dil in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs clarification. “The issue is related to the definition of  ‘qualified educational institution.’  The institution is a regionally accredited one, but the full definition of ‘qualified educational institution’ requires that it be a Title IV institution – one whose students may receive federal financial aid. The […]

Black History Month

This is the end of black history month. When I was in school, African-American studies were not a significant part of our curriculum. It didn’t matter though, because history was being made all around us at the time. Lots of great, good and bad things took place during my school years from grade 4 through […]

Interns and Unemployment

Today TaxMama hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to employ students.“ The business I work for is very small. It is a nonprofit educational facility, and we are swamped with work, without financial leverage to hire additional staff.  I want to recommend the hiring of interns at a fair hourly wage.  I am […]

The Value of Friends? Priceless

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder […]

Qualifying Daughter

Today TaxMama hears from Laura in the TaxQuips Forum, with these two common issues.  “(1) My daughter turned 24 in December of 2009.  During the entire 12 months of 2009 she attended school full-time; did not work; earned 0 income; and will not be filing a tax return. She lived at home and we provided […]

Tuition Assistance Programs

Today TaxMama hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum, with a terrific question. Mike says, “My employer has asked me to look into finding out what is necessary to create a Tuition Assistance Program.  I read through Pub 970, and all I could find was that I needed to have the agreement in writing. What […]