Submitted By: someone
Answered: August 20, 2019 12:00 am

I have an extension for my 2018 income tax return. Has the above-the-line deduction for tuition and fees been extended?

The deduction from gross income (no itemizing required) for tuition and fees expired at the end of 2017. However, there is still some hope that it may be extended retroactively for 2018. And there is some talk that it will also be extended for 2019. If so, information will appear on

Tax Glossary

Flexible spending arrangement

A salary reduction plan that allows employees to pay for enhanced medical coverage or dependent care expenses on a tax-free basis.

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