Yes indeed, that dreaded time is rapidly approaching us all again. Tax time. That time of year when – in a furious run up to April 15 – we all freak out trying to find receipts, make accurate calculations, gather our tax documents and get it all ready to report to the IRS.
If you were enrolled in nursing assistant training school at any point in 2014 (or any post-secondary educational institution) you’re probably eligible for some tax deductions related to your studies that can help lower your tax liability. It could even help increase your tax return!
But you have to be careful to make sure you’re taking deductions you’re entitled to and avoiding ones that you’re not entitled to. Now, as a lowly blogger, I am certainly no tax expert. Nor is the Allen School Blog making any formal financial recommendations to our readers. That said, I will point you toward the following page from the tax experts at Intuit’s TurboTax tax preparation service. They have put together a rather exhaustive list of what you may be able to deduct and what common deduction mistakes to avoid. The TurboTax article answers important and pertinent higher education tax questions as:
- Which expenses qualify?
- What if I receive grants or scholarships?
- Who qualifies?
- How much can I deduct?
- and more!
Read it and get the most out of your tax return this year! Whether you’re enrolled in nursing assistant training school, online medical coding classes, medical assistant training or any other higher educational endeavor, remember, April 15th is the deadline for filing so get a jump on it by starting today!
(Full disclosure: This blogger has been using TurboTax for years with positive results.)