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Books for College Deduction

"Did you pay for books or materials to attend school?" Does this apply to both undergraduate and graduate students, or only undergrads? Particularly the part that reads "Books and materials not required to be purchased from the school".

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Books for College Deduction

 

The part about "books and materials not required to be purchased from the school" applies to the American Opportunity Credit only, so it doesn't apply to graduate students.

 

For more information, please see these FAQ: 

What are Education Tax Credits?

What are qualified education expenses for the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning credits?