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 required by our university. My son would like to get a better laptop. We took the tax credit last year for the laptop. Can we purchase a new laptop this year and use it for the tax credit again this year? 

 Ask TaxMama 

Hi Jenni, 

That’s a good question. 

And I cannot think of a single reason why you could not do that. 

As long as it is for him and not for the family.  

But let’s bring this up as a Tax Quip and see if anyone disagrees with me, OK?

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