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My son is 24 and entering law school. If I pay his tuition,

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My son is 24 and entering law school. If I pay his tuition, will I receive any tax benefits?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Jacy replied 5 years ago.



In order for you to claim either the tuition deduction or the Lifetime Learning Credit, your son is required to be a dependent on your tax return. Since your son is 24, you must provide over half of his total support AND he must not have earned more than $3,700 in 2011 to be your dependent. If you meet these tests, then you must also not exceed the income limits for these benefits.


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