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Federal income tax ez form 2011 6. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Tuition and Fees Deduction Table of Contents IntroductionWhat is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Can You Claim the DeductionWho Can Claim the Deduction Who Cannot Claim the Deduction What Expenses QualifyQualified Education Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed Expenses That Do Not Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Figuring the DeductionEffect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction Claiming the Deduction Illustrated Example Introduction You may be able to deduct qualified education expenses paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent(s). Federal income tax ez form 2011 You cannot claim this deduction if your filing status is married filing separately or if another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The qualified expenses must be for higher education, as explained later under Qualified Education Expenses . Federal income tax ez form 2011 What is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011   The tuition and fees deduction can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011   This deduction is taken as an adjustment to income. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This means you can claim this deduction even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Federal income tax ez form 2011 This deduction may be beneficial to you if you do not qualify for the American opportunity or lifetime learning credits. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You can choose the education benefit that will give you the lowest tax. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You may want to compare the tuition and fees deduction to the education credits. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit for more information on the education credits. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Table 6-1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance summarizes the features of the tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Can You Claim the Deduction The following rules will help you determine if you can claim the tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Who Can Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the tuition and fees deduction if all three of the following requirements are met. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You pay qualified education expenses of higher education. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You pay the education expenses for an eligible student. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The eligible student is yourself, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The term “qualified education expenses” is defined later under Qualified Education Expenses . Federal income tax ez form 2011 “Eligible student” is defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Federal income tax ez form 2011 For more information on claiming the deduction for a dependent, see Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses , later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Table 6-1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refer to the text for complete details. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Question Answer What is the maximum benefit? You can reduce your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 What is the limit on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)? $160,000 if married filing a joint return; $80,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). Federal income tax ez form 2011 Where is the deduction taken? As an adjustment to income on  Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For whom must the expenses be paid? A student enrolled in an eligible educational institution who is either: •you,  •your spouse, or  •your dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Federal income tax ez form 2011 What tuition and fees are deductible? Tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary educational institution, but not including personal, living, or family expenses, such as room and board. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Who Cannot Claim the Deduction You cannot claim the tuition and fees deduction if any of the following apply. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Your filing status is married filing separately. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You cannot take the deduction even if the other person does not actually claim that exemption. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if filing a joint return). Federal income tax ez form 2011 You (or your spouse) were a nonresident alien for any part of 2013 and the nonresident alien did not elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Federal income tax ez form 2011 More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519. Federal income tax ez form 2011 What Expenses Qualify The tuition and fees deduction is based on qualified education expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Generally, the deduction is allowed for qualified education expenses paid in 2013 in connection with enrollment at an institution of higher education during 2013 or for an academic period beginning in 2013 or in the first 3 months of 2014. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For example, if you paid $1,500 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the spring 2014 semester beginning in January 2014, you may be able to use that $1,500 in figuring your 2013 deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Academic period. Federal income tax ez form 2011   An academic period includes a semester, trimester, quarter, or other period of study (such as a summer school session) as reasonably determined by an educational institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In the case of an educational institution that uses credit hours or clock hours and does not have academic terms, each payment period can be treated as an academic period. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Paid with borrowed funds. Federal income tax ez form 2011   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses paid with the proceeds of a loan. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Use the expenses to figure the deduction for the year in which the expenses are paid, not the year in which the loan is repaid. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Treat loan disbursements sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Student withdraws from class(es). Federal income tax ez form 2011   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Eligible educational institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Federal income tax ez form 2011 S. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Department of Education. Federal income tax ez form 2011 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Federal income tax ez form 2011 S. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Related expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Student-activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees and expenses must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Prepaid expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Qualified education expenses paid in 2013 for an academic period that begins in the first three months of 2014 can be used in figuring an education credit for 2013 only. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Academic period , earlier. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For example, you pay $2,000 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the 2014 winter quarter that begins in January 2014, you can use that $2,000 in figuring an education credit for 2013 only (if you meet all the other requirements). Federal income tax ez form 2011 You cannot use any amount you paid in 2012 or 2014 to figure the qualified education expenses you use to figure your 2013 education credit(s). Federal income tax ez form 2011 In the following examples, assume that each student is an eligible student and each college or university an eligible educational institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example 1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Jackson is a sophomore in University V's degree program in dentistry. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This year, in addition to tuition, he is required to pay a fee to the university for the rental of the dental equipment he will use in this program. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Because the equipment rental fee must be paid to University V for enrollment and attendance, Jackson's equipment rental fee is a qualified education expense. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example 2. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Donna and Charles, both first-year students at College W, are required to have certain books and other reading materials to use in their mandatory first-year classes. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The college has no policy about how students should obtain these materials, but any student who purchases them from College W's bookstore will receive a bill directly from the college. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Charles bought his books from a friend, so what he paid for them is not a qualified education expense. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Donna bought hers at College W's bookstore. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Although Donna paid College W directly for her first-year books and materials, her payment is not a qualified education expense because the books and materials are not required to be purchased from College W for enrollment or attendance at the institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example 3. Federal income tax ez form 2011 When Marci enrolled at College X for her freshman year, she had to pay a separate student activity fee in addition to her tuition. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This activity fee is required of all students, and is used solely to fund on-campus organizations and activities run by students, such as the student newspaper and the student government. Federal income tax ez form 2011 No portion of the fee covers personal expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Although labeled as a student activity fee, the fee is required for Marci's enrollment and attendance at College X. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Therefore, it is a qualified expense. Federal income tax ez form 2011 No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do any of the following. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Deduct qualified education expenses you deduct under any other provision of the law, for example, as a business expense. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Deduct qualified education expenses for a student on your income tax return if you or anyone else claims an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit for that same student in the same year. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Deduct qualified education expenses that have been used to figure the tax-free portion of a distribution from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) or a qualified tuition program (QTP). Federal income tax ez form 2011 For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Coordination With Tuition and Fees Deduction in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program, later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free interest on U. Federal income tax ez form 2011 S. Federal income tax ez form 2011 savings bonds (Form 8815). Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10, Education Savings Bond Program, later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free educational assistance, such as a scholarship, grant, or assistance provided by an employer. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See the following section on Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses For each student, reduce the qualified education expenses paid by or on behalf of that student under the following rules. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You must also reduce qualified education expenses by the other amounts referred to in No Double Benefit Allowed , earlier. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tax-free educational assistance. Federal income tax ez form 2011   For tax-free educational assistance received in 2013, reduce the qualified educational expenses for each academic period by the amount of tax-free educational assistance allocable to that academic period. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Academic period , earlier. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This tax-free educational assistance is any tax-free educational assistance received by you or anyone else after 2013 for qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 (or attributable to enrollment at an eligible educational institution during 2013). Federal income tax ez form 2011   If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 but before you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed , later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 and after you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed , later. Federal income tax ez form 2011   This tax-free education assistance includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Generally, any scholarship or fellowship is treated as tax free. Federal income tax ez form 2011 However, a scholarship or fellowship is not treated as tax free to the extent the student includes it in gross income (if the student is required to file a tax return for the year the scholarship or fellowship is received) and either of the following is true. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) must be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) may be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You may be able to increase the combined value of an education credit and certain educational assistance if the student includes some or all of the educational assistance in income in the year it is received. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For details, see Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses in chapters 2 and 3. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refunds. Federal income tax ez form 2011   A refund of qualified education expenses may reduce adjusted qualified education expenses for the tax year or require repayment (recapture) of a credit claimed in an earlier year. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Tax-free educational assistance , earlier. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refunds received in 2013. Federal income tax ez form 2011   For each student, figure the adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by adding all the qualified education expenses for 2013 and subtracting any refunds of those expenses received from the eligible educational institution during 2013. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid before you file an income tax return for 2013, the amount of qualified education expenses for 2013 is reduced by the amount of the refund. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid after you file an income tax return for 2013, you may need to repay some or all of the credit. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Credit recapture , later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Coordination with Coverdell education savings accounts and qualified tuition programs. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Reduce your qualified education expenses by any qualified education expenses used to figure the exclusion from gross income of (a) interest received under an education savings bond program, or (b) any distribution from a Coverdell education savings account or qualified tuition program (QTP). Federal income tax ez form 2011 For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Credit recapture. Federal income tax ez form 2011    If any tax-free educational assistance for the qualified education expenses paid in 2013 or any refund of your qualified education expenses paid in 2013 is received after you file your 2013 income tax return, you must recapture (repay) any excess credit. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You do this by refiguring the amount of your adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by reducing that amount by the amount of the refund or tax-free educational assistance. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You then refigure your education credit(s) for 2013 and figure the amount by which your 2013 tax liability would have increased if you had claimed the refigured credit(s). Federal income tax ez form 2011 Include that amount as an additional tax for the year the refund or tax-free assistance was received. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example. Federal income tax ez form 2011   You paid $3,500 of qualified education expenses in December 2013, and your child began college in January 2014. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You claimed $3,500 as the tuition and fees deduction on your 2013 income tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The reduction reduced your taxable income by $3,500. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Also, you claimed no tax credits in 2013. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Your child withdrew from two classes and you received a refund of $2,000 in 2014 after you filed your 2013 tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Refigure your 2013 tuition and fees deduction using $1,500 of qualified education expense instead of the $3,500. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The refigured tuition and fees deduction is $1,500. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Do not file an amended 2013 tax return to account for this adjustment. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Instead, include the difference of $2,000 (but only to the extent this difference would have increased your 2013 tax) on the “Other income” line of your 2014 Form 1040. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You cannot file Form 1040A for 2014. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Amounts that do not reduce qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Do not reduce qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's tax return in the following situations. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The use of the money is restricted, by the terms of the scholarship or fellowship, to costs of attendance (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Restrictions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The use of the money is not restricted. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example 1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In 2013, Jackie paid $3,000 for tuition and $5,000 for room and board at University X. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The university did not require her to pay any fees in addition to her tuition in order to enroll in or attend classes. Federal income tax ez form 2011 To help pay these costs, she was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 student loan. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The terms of the scholarship state that it can be used to pay any of Jackie's college expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 University X applies the $2,000 scholarship against Jackie's $8,000 total bill, and Jackie pays the $6,000 balance of her bill from University X with a combination of her student loan and her savings. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Jackie does not report any portion of the scholarship as income on her tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In figuring the tuition and fees deduction, Jackie must reduce her qualified education expenses by the amount of the scholarship ($2,000) because she excluded the entire scholarship from her income. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The student loan is not tax-free educational assistance, so she does not need to reduce her qualified expenses by any part of the loan proceeds. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Jackie is treated as having paid $1,000 in qualified education expenses ($3,000 tuition – $2,000 scholarship) in 2013. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example 2. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Jackie reports her entire scholarship as income on her tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Because Jackie reported the entire $2,000 scholarship in her income, she does not need to reduce her qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Jackie is treated as having paid $3,000 in qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Expenses That Do Not Qualify Qualified education expenses do not include amounts paid for: Insurance, Medical expenses (including student health fees), Room and board, Transportation, or Similar personal, living, or family expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Sports, games, hobbies, and noncredit courses. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Qualified education expenses generally do not include expenses that relate to any course of instruction or other education that involves sports, games or hobbies, or any noncredit course. Federal income tax ez form 2011 However, if the course of instruction or other education is part of the student's degree program, these expenses can qualify. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Comprehensive or bundled fees. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Some eligible educational institutions combine all of their fees for an academic period into one amount. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If you do not receive, or do not have access to, an allocation showing how much you paid for qualified education expenses and how much you paid for personal expenses, such as those listed above, contact the institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 The institution is required to make this allocation and provide you with the amount you paid (or were billed) for qualified education expenses on Form 1098-T. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Figuring the Deduction , later, for more information about Form 1098-T. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Who Is an Eligible Student For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, an eligible student is a student who is enrolled in one or more courses at an eligible educational institution (as defined under Qualified Education Expenses , earlier). Federal income tax ez form 2011 Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Generally, in order to claim the tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses for a dependent, you must: Have paid the expenses, and Claim an exemption for the student as a dependent. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For you to be able to deduct qualified education expenses for your dependent, you must claim an exemption for that individual. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You do this by listing your dependent's name and other required information on Form 1040 (or Form 1040A), line 6c. Federal income tax ez form 2011 IF your dependent is an eligible student and you. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 AND. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 THEN. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses for your dependent only you can deduct the qualified education expenses that you paid. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Your dependent cannot take a deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 do not claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 do not claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Expenses paid by dependent. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If your dependent pays qualified education expenses, no one can take a tuition and fees deduction for those expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Neither you nor your dependent can deduct the expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, you are not treated as paying any expenses actually paid by a dependent for whom you or anyone other than the dependent can claim an exemption. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This rule applies even if you do not claim an exemption for your dependent on your tax return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Expenses paid by you. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If you claim an exemption for a dependent who is an eligible student, only you can include any expenses you paid when figuring your tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Expenses paid under divorce decree. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Qualified education expenses paid directly to an eligible educational institution for a student under a court-approved divorce decree are treated as paid by the student. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Only the student would be eligible to take a tuition and fees deduction for that payment, and then only if no one else could claim an exemption for the student. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Expenses paid by others. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Someone other than you, your spouse, or your dependent (such as a relative or former spouse) may make a payment directly to an eligible educational institution to pay for an eligible student's qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In this case, the student is treated as receiving the payment from the other person and, in turn, paying the institution. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If you claim, or can claim, an exemption on your tax return for the student, you are not considered to have paid the expenses and you cannot deduct them. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If the student is not a dependent, only the student can deduct payments made directly to the institution for his or her expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If the student is your dependent, no one can deduct the payments. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Example. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In 2013, Ms. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Baker makes a payment directly to an eligible educational institution for her grandson Dan's qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For purposes of deducting tuition and fees, Dan is treated as receiving the money from his grandmother and, in turn, paying his own qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If an exemption cannot be claimed for Dan on anyone else's tax return, only Dan can claim a tuition and fees deduction for his grandmother's payment. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If someone else can claim an exemption for Dan, no one will be allowed a deduction for Ms. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Baker's payment. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tuition reduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011   When an eligible educational institution provides a reduction in tuition to an employee of the institution (or spouse or dependent child of an employee), the amount of the reduction may or may not be taxable. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If it is taxable, the employee is treated as receiving a payment of that amount and, in turn, paying it to the educational institution on behalf of the student. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For more information on tuition reductions, see Qualified Tuition Reduction , in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Figuring the Deduction The maximum tuition and fees deduction in 2013 is $4,000, $2,000, or $0, depending on the amount of your MAGI. Federal income tax ez form 2011 See Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction , later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Form 1098-T. Federal income tax ez form 2011   To help you figure your tuition and fees deduction, the student should receive Form 1098-T (see Appendix A for a completed example of Form 1098-T). Federal income tax ez form 2011 Generally, an eligible educational institution (such as a college or university) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2014. Federal income tax ez form 2011 An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 However, the amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you paid. Federal income tax ez form 2011 When figuring the deduction, use only the amounts you paid in 2013 for qualified education expenses. Federal income tax ez form 2011   In addition, Form 1098-T should give other information for that institution, such as adjustments made for prior years, the amount of scholarships or grants, reimbursements or refunds, and whether the student was enrolled at least half-time or was a graduate student. Federal income tax ez form 2011    The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction If your MAGI is not more than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum tuition and fees deduction is $4,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If your MAGI is larger than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), but is not more than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum deduction is $2,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 No tuition and fees deduction is allowed if your MAGI is larger than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly). Federal income tax ez form 2011 Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Federal income tax ez form 2011   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return before subtracting any deduction for tuition and fees. Federal income tax ez form 2011 However, as discussed below, there may be other modifications. Federal income tax ez form 2011 MAGI when using Form 1040A. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 19 (tuition and fees deduction). Federal income tax ez form 2011 MAGI when using Form 1040. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 34 (tuition and fees deduction) or line 35 (domestic production activities deduction), and modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion, Foreign housing deduction, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Table 6-2 shows how the amount of your MAGI can affect your tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011   You can use Worksheet 6-1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction , later, to figure your MAGI. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Table 6-2. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Effect of MAGI on Maximum Tuition and Fees Deduction IF your filing status is. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 AND your MAGI is. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 THEN your maximum tuition and fees deduction is. Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 . Federal income tax ez form 2011 single,  head of household, or qualifying widow(er) not more than $65,000 $4,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 more than $65,000  but not more than $80,000 $2,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 more than $80,000 $0. Federal income tax ez form 2011 married filing joint return not more than $130,000 $4,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 more than $130,000 but not more than $160,000 $2,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 more than $160,000 $0. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Claiming the Deduction You claim a tuition and fees deduction by completing Form 8917 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the deduction on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19. Federal income tax ez form 2011 A filled-in Form 8917 is shown at the end of this chapter. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Illustrated Example Tim Pfister, a single taxpayer, enrolled full-time at a local college to earn a degree in engineering. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This is the first year of his postsecondary education. Federal income tax ez form 2011 During 2013, he paid $3,600 for his qualified 2013 tuition expense. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Both he and the college meet all of the requirements for the tuition and fees deduction. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tim's total income (Form 1040, line 22) and MAGI are $26,000. Federal income tax ez form 2011 He figures his deduction of $3,600 as shown on Form 8917, later. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Worksheet 6-1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction Use this worksheet if you are filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563, or you are excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Before using this worksheet, you must complete Form 1040, lines 7 through 33, and figure any amount to be entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Federal income tax ez form 2011 1. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 22   1. Federal income tax ez form 2011         2. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the total from Form 1040, lines 23 through 33   2. Federal income tax ez form 2011               3. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the total of any amounts entered on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 36   3. Federal income tax ez form 2011               4. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Add lines 2 and 3   4. Federal income tax ez form 2011         5. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Subtract line 4 from line 1   5. Federal income tax ez form 2011         6. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing  exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   6. Federal income tax ez form 2011         7. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter your foreign housing deduction (Form 2555, line 50)   7. Federal income tax ez form 2011         8. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the amount of income from Puerto Rico you are excluding   8. Federal income tax ez form 2011         9. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Enter the amount of income from American Samoa you are  excluding (Form 4563, line 15)   9. Federal income tax ez form 2011         10. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Add lines 5 through 9. Federal income tax ez form 2011 This is your modified adjusted gross income   10. Federal income tax ez form 2011     Note. Federal income tax ez form 2011 If the amount on line 10 is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if married filing jointly),  you cannot take the deduction for tuition and fees. Federal income tax ez form 2011       This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Form 8917 for Tim Pfister Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Federal income tax ez form 2011 Publication 527 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionSale of main home used as rental property. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tax-free exchange of rental property occasionally used for personal purposes. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Ordering forms and publications. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tax questions. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 527, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Federal income tax ez form 2011 irs. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov/pub527. Federal income tax ez form 2011 What's New Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Federal income tax ez form 2011  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Federal income tax ez form 2011 NIIT is a 3. Federal income tax ez form 2011 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Net investment income may include rental income and other income from passive activities. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Use Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax, to figure this tax. Federal income tax ez form 2011 For more information on NIIT, go to IRS. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov and enter “Net Investment Income Tax” in the search box. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Reminders Photographs of missing children. Federal income tax ez form 2011  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Federal income tax ez form 2011 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Introduction Do you own a second house that you rent out all the time? Do you own a vacation home that you rent out when you or your family isn't using it? These are two common types of residential rental activities discussed in this publication. Federal income tax ez form 2011 In most cases, all rental income must be reported on your tax return, but there are differences in the expenses you are allowed to deduct and in the way the rental activity is reported on your return. Federal income tax ez form 2011 First, this publication will look at the rental-for-profit activity in which there is no personal use of the property. Federal income tax ez form 2011 We will look at types of income and when each is reported, and at types of expenses and which are deductible. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Chapter 2 discusses depreciation as it applies to your rental real estate activity—what property can be depreciated and how to figure it. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Chapter 3 covers the actual reporting of your rental income and deductions, including casualties and thefts, limitations on losses, and claiming the correct amount of depreciation. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Special rental situations are grouped together in chapter 4. Federal income tax ez form 2011 These include condominiums, cooperatives, property changed to rental use, renting only part of your property, and a not-for-profit rental activity. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Finally, in chapter 5, we will look at the rules for rental income and expenses when there is also personal use of the dwelling unit, such as a vacation home. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Sale or exchange of rental property. Federal income tax ez form 2011   For information on how to figure and report any gain or loss from the sale, exchange or other disposition of your rental property, see Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Sale of main home used as rental property. Federal income tax ez form 2011   For information on how to figure and report any gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of your main home that you also used as rental property, see Publication 523, Selling Your Home. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Tax-free exchange of rental property occasionally used for personal purposes. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If you meet certain qualifying use standards, you may qualify for a tax-free exchange (a like-kind or section 1031 exchange) of one piece of rental property you own for a similar piece of rental property, even if you have used the rental property for personal purposes. Federal income tax ez form 2011   For information on the qualifying use standards, see Rev. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Proc. Federal income tax ez form 2011 2008–16, 2008 IRB 547, at http://www. Federal income tax ez form 2011 irs. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov/irb/2008-10_IRB/ar12. Federal income tax ez form 2011 html . Federal income tax ez form 2011 For more information on like-kind exchanges, see chapter 1 of Publication 544. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Comments and suggestions. Federal income tax ez form 2011   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Federal income tax ez form 2011   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Federal income tax ez form 2011 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Federal income tax ez form 2011   You can send your comments from www. Federal income tax ez form 2011 irs. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov/formspubs/. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Ordering forms and publications. Federal income tax ez form 2011   Visit www. Federal income tax ez form 2011 irs. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Federal income tax ez form 2011   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Federal income tax ez form 2011 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Federal income tax ez form 2011 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 534 Depreciating Property Placed in Service Before 1987 535 Business Expenses 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 551 Basis of Assets 925 Passive Activity and At-Risk Rules 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 5213 Election To Postpone Determination as To Whether the Presumption Applies That an Activity Is Engaged in for Profit 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations Schedule E (Form 1040) Supplemental Income and Loss   See chapter 6, How To Get Tax Help for information about getting these publications and forms. Federal income tax ez form 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications