Can I claim my tuition payment on this year's taxes?
February 12, 2008 8:12 AM Subscribe
I attended my last semester of college in the spring of this previous year and paid about $6k in tuition, some in January and some in February. When I got my 1080-T from my university, though, it said that I could only claim $414 (about one credit's worth) on my taxes for this year. It seems like this is because they billed me for the semester before the end of 2006, and put it on my 1080-T for last year. Since I actually paid them this year, though, can I claim it on this year's taxes?
posted by drdevice to work & money (4 answers total)
I didn't claim any of the tuition on my taxes last year. I'm paying taxes in Massachusetts (where I also attended college), if that changes anything, and my income for this past year is well under $40k. This makes a fairly significant difference in my rebate, so if there's any way that I can do this I would like to.
Also, does my university send the information in my 1080-T to the IRS? Will I need to talk to them if I'm going to claim it on this year's taxes?