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What Is A 1098-T Form Used For?

Question of the Week: What Is A 1098-T Form Used For?

As the new tax season approaches, you may have already started receiving multiple documents to hand over to your tax preparer or accountant. Among all of those docs you may notice a tax form called a 1098-T. Don’t be afraid by this document at all.

Form 1098-T is a Tuition Statement used to help you understand which education credits you may qualify for relating to tuition and other school-related expenses paid during the tax year.

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How to claim a child as a dependent on taxes.

Best Rules for Claiming a Dependent on Your Tax Return

Before you get started with your taxes this year, you’ll have to figure out if you can claim the dependent living with you. A dependent can be broken down into 5 main areas which we will discuss on this article. Be sure to go through each scenario to see if your situation qualifies.

Can I claim my child as a dependent?

There are 5 tests that must be met for a child to be considered your qualifying child.

  1. Relationship
  2. Age
  3. Residency
  4. Support
  5. Joint Return

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