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  2. American Opportunity Tax Credit - Wikipedia

    On January 6, 2009, Congressman Chaka Fattah introduced H.R.106, The American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2009. [3] In brief, the proposed act specified. Any full-time college or university student is eligible. According to the IRS, the American Opportunity Credit cannot be taken by a taxpayer if he has a felony drug conviction.

  3. American Opportunity Tax Credit: What Is It and Who Qualifies?

    The American Opportunity Tax Credit eases that burden with an annual tax credit of up to $2,500 for tuition and fees for the first four years of higher education, and it’s available to students ...

  4. Hope credit - Wikipedia

    For this credit to be claimed by a taxpayer, the student must attend school on at least a part-time basis. The credit can be claimed for education expenses incurred by the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, or the taxpayer's dependent. Starting with tax year 2009, the Hope credit had been supplanted by the more generous American Opportunity Tax ...

  5. Tax credit - Wikipedia

    American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law in February 2009. The AOTC replaced the Hope Scholarship credit for Tax Years 2009 and 2010, increased the benefits for nearly all Hope credit recipients and many other students by ...

  6. Bigger, Better College Tax Credit

    American Opportunity tax credit The American Opportunity tax credit, previously called the Hope College credit, is valued at $2,500 for 2021, up from $1,800 in 2008. Because a tax credit reduces ...

  7. Don't miss these 3 tax credits when you file this year - AOL

    The American opportunity credit is targeted toward students pursuing formal degree programs. The lifetime learning credit, on the other hand, can be used for other types of training and education.

  8. Here’s Who Can Claim the American Opportunity Credit - AOL

    One way to defray expenses, in general, is to claim tax credits such as the child tax credit, earned income tax credit and the disability tax credit if you qualify. Tuition tax credits, college tax...

  9. Student and Family Tax Simplification Act - Wikipedia

    The Student and Family Tax Simplification Act ( H.R. 3393) is a bill that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to consolidate several different education tax incentives into an expanded American Opportunity Tax Credit. [1] [2] The American Opportunity Tax Credit, under this legislation, would provide a maximum credit of $2,500.