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Hello, Pearl. Thank you for taking my question. My ex-husband and I alternate on our daughter's dependency. However, I pay (mandated) for her tuition for private school (to the amount of about $12,000/annum. How can I take that tuition into account on my taxes though I am not claiming my daughter this year?

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?

Besides the above maybe just that I am mandated by a court ordered agreement to pay for my daughter's education.

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Unfortunately, there are rules for each education credit or deduction and the main one is that the eligible student must be yourself, your spouse or a dependent you list on your tax return.

In the years you do not claim your child as a dependent you cannot claim the education costs.

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