Education Tax Benefits (2020)
Author: Danny Santucci, JD
Electronic version only
Today taxpayers must plan for their children’s education. Touching on various topics such as qualified tuition programs (QTPs), scholarships and fellowships, this minicourse 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.
With this two-hour course, you will:
- Get a 55-page PDF document
- Identify deductible education expenses and travel costs under the requirements of §162
- Determine the qualified credit amounts under the HOPE (“American Opportunity”) Credit and the requirements of Coverdell education savings accounts
- Identify the deductible amount to be claim for §221 student loan interest and recognize the permissible benefits of §529 qualified tuition programs
- Specify the tax-free benefits of §117 scholarships and fellowships and who is eligible for a §132 qualified tuition reduction
- Identify educational incentives and financial aid requirements to meet college funding needs
|EA||2 Federal Tax|
|CRTP (CTEC)||2 Federal Tax|
|Attorney||1.5 General MCLE|
Course level: Overview
General understanding of federal income taxation.
ATTENTION CRTPs (CTEC): In order for your course to be reported in the registration period ending Saturday, October 31, 2020, your exam must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, October 30, 2020. Any exams submitted after that time will not be reported until Monday, November 2, 2020.
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This self-study is designed to meet the requirements for the specified number of hours of continuing education. This self-study has been designed to meet the requirements of the IRS Return Preparer Office; including sections 10.6 and 10.9 of Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 (Provider No. CRA7E); the California State Board of Accountancy; the California Bar Association; and the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. The state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at 714-776-7850. Spidell Publishing, Inc. has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, or by phone at 877-850-2832, or on the internet at www.CTEC.org.
Spidell Publishing, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This self-study is designed to meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Level: Overview. Field of Study: Taxes. Delivery Method: Self-Study. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at (714) 776-7850. General understanding of federal income taxation is required.