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I paid many expenses for my child who's attending college. The expenses include tuition, apartment rent, utilities, and credit card bills. Since she's in college, what expenses can I deduct?
You might be able to claim your college-age child as a dependent. However, you can’t deduct her personal expenses. These include rent, utilities, and credit cards expenses.
If she's your dependent, though, you can claim education-related credits for the tuition you paid. If your daughter meets these requirements, she qualifies you to claim the American Opportunity Credit:
If your daughter qualifies for the American Opportunity Credit, her qualifying educational expenses include:
If your daughter doesn't qualify for that credit, she might qualify for the Lifetime Learning Credit. For this credit, tuition and fees are qualifying expenses. However, books don’t qualify: