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Educational Tax Credits Latest Update (Basic Overview)

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Jason Dinesen, EA, LPA

Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

Monday, March 22, 2021 | 11:30 AM EDT

  • AFSP
  • CFP
  • CPA (US)
  • CFA
  • EA
  • Tax Preparer
  • CPA/PFS
  • CTEC

1 Credit

FREE

Subject Area

Taxes

Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Update for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ ) (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00262-20-O)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Law Update for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved-6273) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0270)

1 CE credit of Annual Filing Season program (AFSP)( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )

1 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/PFS

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Update for Oregon Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00262-20-O)

1 CE credit of Tax Planning for all CFPs (CFP Board Approved : 8061) (Approval No. 290001)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00262-20-O)

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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Course Description

Paying for educational expenses isn’t easy. At tax time, there are certain educational tax credits that can help offset some higher education costs by lowering the tax liability of households with eligible students. There are even some circumstances where one may be eligible for a tax refund.

If your clients paid for education expenses in the last year, you may be able to save money on their taxes by claiming the American opportunity credit or lifetime learning credit, or opting for the the tuition and fees deduction. The American opportunity credit is generally the most valuable, if they qualify. You clients can claim these education tax credits and deductions even if you paid with a student loan. Parents can take advantage, too, so long as they don't choose a married filing separately status. Here's what to know about each option.

This course will cover all aspects of planning for higher-education expenses including:

  • The American Opportunity Credit
  • The Lifetime Learning Credit,
  • The deduction for tuition and fees.
  • Section 529 College Savings Plans.
  • Case studies & Tax planning strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify different types of credits and deductions available for college expenses
  • To identify how taxpayers can use Section 529 plans
  • To identify which scholarships are taxable and which are not
  • To recall when a dependent needs to file a tax return
  • To recall various planning strategies

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  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Testimonial

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BK

Great webinar about the education credits!

HL

Through this session, I have totally understood the recent update tax credits!

SS

Jason Dinesen is an excellent presenter. Thoroughly enjoyed the courses I took from him.

MM

Great instructor and great presentation!

LV

Great refresher course!

GH

Jason is a very good instructor. I've attended many of his webinars.