• Course Information

    Title: Education Tax Benefits
    Category: Taxation
    Field of Study: Taxes
    Course Code: T015-0149
    CPE Credits: 2.0
    Price: $19.95


Today taxpayers must plan for their children's education. Touching on various topics such as qualified tuition programs (QTPs), scholarships and fellowships, this mini-course examines the tax treatment of costs related to education. Practitioners will learn the ins and outs of the tax benefits concerning education and will be able to identify those educational expenses that are deductible. Additionally, financial planning strategies and techniques are outlined to better prepare taxpayers for future educational costs.

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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Course Details

Author: Danny Santucci

Category: Taxation

Field of Study: Taxes

Passing Score: 70%

Publication Date: 02/11/2021

Technical Details: Taxation is a technical field of study for all states.

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1. Identify deductible education expenses and travel costs under the requirements of Section 162.
2. Determine the qualified credit amounts under the HOPE ("American Opportunity") Credit and the requirements of Coverdell education savings accounts.
3. Identify the deductible amount to be claim for Section 221 student loan interest and recognize the permissible benefits of Section 529 qualified tuition programs.
4. Specify the tax-free benefits of Section 117 scholarships and fellowships and who is eligible for a Section 132 qualified tuition reduction.
5. Identify educational incentives and financial aid requirements to meet college funding needs.

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QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: Enrolled Agents Program Number 263UK-T-00124-14-S

Profession Identifiers : CPA, EA

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