Can I claim my additional school expenses on my 2013 taxes?
Asked by: kcomment
I graduated less than a month ago and wanted to know what expenses I can claim on my taxes. Most of my tuition and fees were covered by pell grant and student loans (which haven’t had to be paid on yet so I can’t deduct the interest), but there were several additional purchases I had to make to complete my coursework. I was computer major and we had to build a computer and replace and install components; are the components that I bought deductable. There were also expensive softwares I had to purchase (windows server 03 and 08) for my computer management and networking courses. I had to build a home lab in order to complete my Cisco netowork routing courses. Are any of these things able to be appled as deductions on my taxes this year or is it just the tuition and fees? Are there any special forms I’d need or can I do an EZ file? Please help, I am sooo lost. Thanks in advance for any significant replies.
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