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Answered: May 6, 2019 9:51 pm

Is the tuition and fees deduction permitted on a 2018 return?

The deduction from gross income for tuition and fees expired at the end of 2017. As of the end of April 2019, it had not yet been extended for 2018 (or to 2019). Congress has indicated that it may still retroactively extend this deduction and other expired tax breaks. It is unlikely that Congress will act before the Fall of 2019. However, a taxpayer may be eligible for an education tax credit (American opportunity credit or lifetime learning credit) for the tuition. In fact, the credit may be more valuable than the deduction, so check!

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Child and dependent care credit

A credit of up to 30% based on certain care expenses incurred to allow you to work.

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