To promote student and parent awareness of federal higher education tax credits and benefits, the Internal Revenue Service provides the following resources at

  • IRS Publication 4772: This flyer briefly describes the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).
  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant: The IRS developed online questions to help taxpayers determine their eligibility for educational tax credits.
  •  Education-related tax benefits of special interest:
    • The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC)
    • The Lifetime Learning Credit
    • Above-the-line tuition deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.