Can I get a free computer by doing my taxes right?
September 25, 2011 6:30 PM Subscribe
My roommate told me I can buy a computer and get a full refund on my taxes because I'm a student. Is this true, or partially true, or complete B.S.?
posted by DoubleLune to law & government (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My roommate said that students can get a full rebate on a computer purchase each year on their federal tax refund. He claims he did this when he was in college in Texas a few years ago, and that he would build computers for people and they would do this. I would really like to be able to buy a new computer at the end of December and get a refund on this in April. Is there any truth to what he said? If so, are there any provisions to this? I know just enough about taxes to do mine on TurboTax under my dad's supervision, so if there is a provision, am I likely to screw it up and not get money back?