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Tax Breaks for College Costs


The U.S. government, as well as many individual states, offer some major tax breaks to help offset the cost of college.
  1. Federal Tax Credits
  2. Federal Tax Deductions
  3. Other Tax Benefits

Federal Tax Credits

These Federal tax credits directly offset any taxes owed on an income tax return. Under certain circumstances, these credits may even be refundable to the taxpayer.

Federal Tax Deductions

While these tax deductions aren't as hefty as tax credits, they can still substantially reduce a parent or student's taxable income.

Other Tax Benefits

Other tax topics that can assist parents and family members in lowering their tax bill when helping someone get a college education.

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