Tag Archives: Student

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 […]

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

Courtesy of the IRS School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are six […]

What is my Refund?

Today TaxMama hears from Alex in the TaxQuips Forum who is confused. “I’m wondering what my refund would be if I claimed exempt status for about half of 2011.I’m a full-time student, filing as single, with a gross income of about $10,000. I tried doing some of my taxes on TurboTax, but it said my […]

Helping Son Pay College Loans

Today TaxMama hears from Jack in the TaxQuips Forum who is bursting with pride over his son. “We are in more of a position to help my graduating son financially than when he started 3.5 years ago. He’s very sharp with investments. So we’re looking for ways to develop these skills while building cash to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Student Loan Payments

Today TaxMama hears from Heidi in California, with a common misunderstanding. “I know I can report student loan interest paid, but I’m wondering if I qualify for the tuition and fees deduction if I officially ended school in 2008, graduated in Jan. of 2009, and made payments for all of 2009.”

Getting Educated Again

Today TaxMama hears from Lisa in California, who tells us, “ I decided to return to nursing. I am wondering, what are my tax deductions, if any? When can I start to claim them for my re-education? Costs will include refresher classes, books, etc. licensing fees, job interview fees, mileage, physicals, labs, certifications etc?”

I am my Own Dependent

Today Kelly from college wants to know, “If a parent claims a child as a dependent on their taxes, is that parent legally required to support the child financially, in any way? And what is the legal definition of a dependent? I’m a college student and my parents claim me on their taxes, but refuse […]