Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Level Basic Advanced Military International

Education Credits Workout

Introduction

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This lesson covers tax credits that help taxpayers offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of their tax liability. Conduct a probing interview based on the taxpayer's intake and interview sheet, Education Credits in the Volunteer Resource Guide, Education Benefits tab, and the rules for claiming education credits.

During the interview, ask taxpayers if they are aware of the education credits and give a brief description of each. Next, gather information to determine if any credits can be claimed.

Cover of Volunteer Resource Guide, showing Education Benefits tab, and intake and interview sheet showing Expenses section.
Education Credits

Education Credits