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Taxpayers should check to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits for 2015

Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) September 04, 2015

As America says goodbye to summer and heads back to school, students and parents should check to see if they can take advantage of any education-related tax benefits. The two main benefits are the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit which are available to taxpayers who pay qualifying expenses for an eligible student. The IRS considers eligible students as the taxpayer, spouse and their dependents. The American Opportunity Tax Credit can provide a credit for eligible students, however the Lifetime Learning Credit provides a maximum credit per tax return.

Jody Dovich of Sigma Tax Pro highlights the importance of being aware of these often overlooked benefits: “When it comes time to file taxes, everyone is looking to squeeze every last dollar out of their refund and this is a great way to do just that.” Nonetheless, it is vital that tax pros are aware of the specific details on these tax credits. They only apply to eligible students who are enrolled in eligible colleges, universities or vocational schools, including both nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Another caveat is that the credits are subject to income limits and this could affect the amount claimed on their tax return.

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