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My son is claiming himself on his tax return this year; can he claim college tuition on his return?

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The past two years we claimed our son as a dependent on our return; however, we were unable to claim his tuition because of the tax bracket we fell in. This year we are not claiming him and wanted to see if he can claim tuition on his return since we cannot.

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He will also be claiming a distribution from his 529 account on his return. Form 1099-Q

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If you are not claiming your son as a dependent, he can claim the tuition on his tax return.

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