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A Guide to the Key Tax Benefits That Help Lower Your College Costs

An easy-to-read guide covering the tax deductions and credits offered by the IRS to help lower the cost of a college education. This comprehensive guide includes the Hope Scholarship, Lifetime Learning Credit, and student loan interest deduction. It also looks at which costs are not deductible and how the rules apply to parents with multiple children in college at one time.
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American Opportunity Tax Credit - Save up to $2,500 for 2009
Guide to calculating and claiming the American Opportunity Tax Credit created by President Obama.

American Opportunity Tax Credit - Save up to $2,500 for 2009
Guide to calculating and claiming the American Opportunity Tax Credit created by President Obama.

Tuition Deduction - Rules for Using the Tuition Deduction for College
Tuition and fees paid to an eligible institution on behalf of yourself, your spouse, or a dependent may be deductible on your Federal income tax return. This article contains an overview of who is eligible for the Tuition and Fees Deduction, as well as which expenses qualify.

Tuition Deduction - Rules for Using the Tuition Deduction for College
Tuition and fees paid to an eligible institution on behalf of yourself, your spouse, or a dependent may be deductible on your Federal income tax return. This article contains an overview of who is eligible for the Tuition and Fees Deduction, as well as which expenses qualify.

Lifetime Learning Credit - Guide to the Lifetime Learning Credit
An overview of the basic rules regarding the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, which is available during a student's first two years of college.

Lifetime Learning Credit - Guide to the Lifetime Learning Credit
An overview of the basic rules regarding the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, which is available during a student's first two years of college.

The Hope Scholarship - Guide to the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit
An overview of the basic rules regarding the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit, which is available during a student's first two years of college.

The Hope Scholarship - Guide to the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit
An overview of the basic rules regarding the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit, which is available during a student's first two years of college.

Rules for Claiming the Student Loan Interest Deduction
Overview and rules for the Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction. Includes an in-depth review of who may claim the deduction, the income limitations for eligibility, and links to the relevant IRS Publications.

Rules for Claiming the Student Loan Interest Deduction
Overview and rules for the Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction. Includes an in-depth review of who may claim the deduction, the income limitations for eligibility, and links to the relevant IRS Publications.

Rules for the Annual Gift Exclusion for Parents and Grandparents
A guide to understanding the annual gift tax exclusion limit often used by parents and grandparents to transfer wealth to their children. The article includes an overview of college planning applications for the exclusion.

Rules for the Annual Gift Exclusion for Parents and Grandparents
A guide to understanding the annual gift tax exclusion limit often used by parents and grandparents to transfer wealth to their children. The article includes an overview of college planning applications for the exclusion.

Important Links to IRS Publications and Forms for College Tax Benefits
A list of links to important IRS publications and guides concerning deductions and tax credits for college expenses.

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