Education Tax Credits & Education Tax Benefits 2018 2019

American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, Student Loan Interest Deduction, (ESA), (QTP) – Free Course

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What you’ll learn

  • List Education Tax Credits and Education Tax Benefits
  • Describe the American Opportunity Tax Credit

  • Explain the Amount of Tax Benefit for the American Opportunity Tax Credit

  • Complete Tax Documentation Related to the American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Describe the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
  • Explain the Amount of Tax Benefit for the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
  • Complete Tax Documentation Related to the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
  • Describe Tax Benefits For Student Loan Interest Deduction
  • Complete Tax Documentation Related to the Student Loan Interest Deduction
  • Describe Tax Benefits For Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA)
  • Complete Tax Documentation Related to the Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA)
  • Describe Tax Benefits For Qualified Tuition Program (QTP)
  • Complete Tax Documentation Related to the Qualified Tuition Program (QTP)

Requirements

  • Some understanding of US income tax law

Description

This education tax credits & education tax benefits course will discuss tax benefits related to education, focusing on education tax credits including the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit.

The course will describe the benefits of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, giving practical examples using actual tax forms. As we learn the concepts of the American Opportunity tax credit, we will run examples and scenarios using tax software and tax forms to get a feel of how the credit reacts to different tax circumstances.

We will describe the benefits of the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, giving practical examples using actual tax forms. As we learn the concepts of the Lifetime Learning tax credit, we will run examples and scenarios using tax software and tax forms to get a feel of how the credit reacts to different tax circumstances.

The course will discuss how the American Opportunity tax credit and Lifetime Learning tax credit interact with each other and how to maximize tax benefits.

We will discuss the deduction for student loan interest, describing circumstances where student loan interest is deductible, and giving practical examples using tax forms.

The course will discuss the tax benefits of a Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESA). We will consider how a Coverdell Education Savings Accounting (ESA) is set up, the tax benefits, and tax consequences of distributions. The course will also discuss how the Coverdell Education Saving Account (ESA) works or coordinates with education credits like the American Opportunity tax credit and Lifetime Learning tax credit.

We will discuss the tax benefits of a Qualified Tuition Program (QTP). We will discuss how a Qualified Tuition Program (QTP) is set up, the tax benefits, and tax consequences of distributions. The course will also explain how the Qualified Tuition Program (QTP) works or coordinates with education credits like the American Opportunity credit and Lifetime Learning credit.

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