The IRS changed for 8863/American Oppty and I have NO IDEA what line 23 means!?
Asked by: proffr
My son is a first semester junior in college. They changed the form 8863 and it is much more detailed than before. No one seems to be able to figure out line 23′s wording and it is a very important line. I cannot get through to the IRS without waiting hours. It says, “Has the Hope Scholarship Credit or American Opportunity Credit been claimed for this student for any 4 prior tax years?” What does “any 4 prior tax years” mean????? Any single year out of four or four total? The wording is absolutely ridiculous!!!