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Answered: August 8, 2014 8:30 am

My daughter is a high school student and is also taking college courses. Can I deduct tuition?

There are several tax breaks for college tuition payments: an above-the-line deduction (this break expired at the end of 2013 but likely will be extended for 2014), education tax credits, an exclusion for interest on U.S. savings bonds that you redeem, and penalty-free withdrawals from IRAs. At tax time, review all of the available options (there are different income limits and other rules to consider) before making a choice of which break to use.

Tax Glossary

Accrual method of accounting

A business method of accounting requiring income to be reported when earned and expenses to be deducted when incurred. However, deductions generally may not be claimed until economic performance has occurred.

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