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File 2010 taxes turbotax The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S, Request for Student's or Borrower's Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. File 2010 taxes turbotax Hope Scholarship Credit. File 2010 taxes turbotax  For 2013, the Hope Scholarship Credit is not available. File 2010 taxes turbotax However, you may be able to claim an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit. File 2010 taxes turbotax See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit , for more information. File 2010 taxes turbotax Estimated tax payments. File 2010 taxes turbotax  If you have taxable income from any of your education benefits and the payer does not withhold enough income tax, you may need to make estimated tax payments. File 2010 taxes turbotax For more information, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. 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File 2010 taxes turbotax    Chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions , explains the tax treatment of various types of educational assistance, including scholarships, fellowships, and tuition reductions. File 2010 taxes turbotax   Two tax credits for which you may be eligible are explained in chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit . File 2010 taxes turbotax These benefits, which reduce the amount of income tax you may have to pay, are: The American opportunity credit, and The lifetime learning credit. File 2010 taxes turbotax    Ten other types of benefits are explained in chapters 4 through 12. 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File 2010 taxes turbotax You generally cannot claim more than one of the benefits described in the list above for the same qualifying education expense. File 2010 taxes turbotax Comparison table. File 2010 taxes turbotax   Some of the features of these benefits are highlighted in Appendix B, Highlights of Education Tax Benefits for Tax Year 2013 , later, in this publication. File 2010 taxes turbotax This general comparison table may guide you in determining which benefits you may be eligible for and which chapters you may want to read. File 2010 taxes turbotax When you figure your taxes, you may want to compare these tax benefits so you can choose the method(s) that gives you the lowest tax liability. File 2010 taxes turbotax If you qualify, you may find that a combination of credit(s) and deduction(s) gives you the lowest tax. File 2010 taxes turbotax Analyzing your tax withholding. 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