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Education Tax Benefits

In 1997, congress passed legislation creating the opportunity for certain students or their parents to obtain a tax credit for tuition and required fees paid to attend a college or university.

There are two education credits: the Hope Credit, for tuition and fees for the first two years of postsecondary education and the Lifetime Learning Credit.

For more information about Education Tax benefits and other Federal Tax Credits, call 1-800-829-1040 or visit the IRS website.

Free tax help!

From February 1 to April 15, trained volunteers will help those with low incomes fill out their federal and state tax returns at over 450 volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) sites throughout Minnesota.

To find out a VITA site near you, call (651) 297-3724 or 1-800-652-9094.